Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cactus Country...What Fun!

Recently, the editor of Cactus Country, Volume II sent me a copy of this book. I had been waiting to see my own story on the pages. What fun it is to write a western for someone who grew up on Bonanza, Wanted Dead or Alive, Cochise, Have Gun Will Travel, Gunsmoke and other 1950’s television stories.

It was thrilling to see my own story, but I also saw writers I knew personally or from their work. I went straight to work by Donna Volkenannt and Ellen Gray Massey, both Missouri writers. Then I read the wonderful story by Lucia St. Clair Robeson titled “Stay of Execution”. Her title is ultra-clever. but I won’t tell you why or it might ruin the story for you. I have read her historical fiction works since I was very young so I knew I could count on her for a good tale.

Cactus Country is an anthology so I am not reading it straight through. I read a story or two in a setting. After all, I want the goodies to last! If you like westerns, you will like this little book. Watch for it on Amazon or contact Lou Turner for a copy at .


Susan said...

Oh, Bookie, that is WONDERFUL. Congratulations! Great news.

By the way, on my stuffed peppers the other night? I used Havarti cheese slices. When they melt, yum yum yum.

I always put some kind of cheese on top of my stuffed peppers.

Take care, and thanks SO MUCH for all your great visits and comments. Susan

Marylin Warner said...

Congratulations! How exciting, and I love your enthusiasm. Enjoy every story and every happy moment!

Lynn said...

YAY - Congratulations! I'll have to put this on my Wish List.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congratulations on your pub! Is the book available on Kindle? That'd be the fastest way for me to download it.

Linda O'Connell said...

Claudia, I am so happy for you! Congratulations from a gal who used to play cowboys and wear a Davey Crockett hat.

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Claudia,
Yay! I'm happy you got your copy of Cactus Country and am proud to be in the same anthology as you!

BECKY said...

Hey, I thought I'd left a comment here! I remember reading this post...Congrats, Claudia! So happy for you!