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Sweet Success for Patricia Walkow

In memorial to the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, Patricia Walkow is honored to announce the October 2020 release NEW MEXICO REMEMBERS 9/11. Patricia Walkow is the editor and curator of this collection of stories and poems. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

This anthology captures the 9/11/2001 experiences of New Mexico writers. Some witnessed the event.

The talented contributors to NEW MEXICO REMEMBERS 9/11 offer enlightening, sometimes heart-wrenching prose, thoughtful analysis, and evocative poetry. What did they see? Do?  How have they coped? What did they tell their children? How did they get home?  Who got angry? Who retreated into themselves?

Readers of these stories and poems will understand New Mexico may have been physically far from the devastation, but its heart was just next door. Copies of the anthology may be purchase through Artemesia Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and indie booksellers. For more information about the book and the contributors, visit the book’s Facebook page

Patricia Walkow, Author

ABOUT THE EDITOR: 

Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author and editor. She is a member of Pikes Peak Writers, the Corrales Writing Group, SouthWest Writers, New Mexico Press Women, Military Writers Society of America, and The National Federation of Press Women. A former Fortune 200 systems manager, Ms. Walkow is also editor emeritus of Corrales MainStreet News. Her editing has been honored by both New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. Her writing has won awards at the state, national, and international levels for full-length books, short stories, and essays; her work appears in over a dozen anthologies. She lives in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, cats, and one very spoiled dog. Visit her website to learn more.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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Sweet Success for Karla M. Jay

By: Darby Karchut

More happy news for Karla M. Jay. IT HAPPENED IN SILENCE, her second historical fiction set in rural Georgia in 1921, has recently released. 

It Happened in Silence, By; Karla M. Jay

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Mute since birth, fifteen-year-old Willow Stewart has­­ one task to complete—to leave her Appalachian homestead and find a traveling preacher and her brother, Briar. When a peddler kidnaps her, she escapes only to face an unjust arrest and penal servitude. It’s Georgia 1921. The laws are not on her side. Or her brother’s.  

Soon Willow and Briar become ensnared in a world of cruel secrets, savage truths, deceitful practices, and desperate predicaments. This is a powerful tale of family, a celebration of decency, and the heartbreak of society’s injustices then that rings true today.  

Set in a world where women of the KKK betray their neighbors, horrors of unscrupulous foundling homes come to light, and buried mysteries are not all that hidden. The book may be purchased through Amazon.

Karla M. Jay, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karla M. Jay lives in Salt Lake City. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gardening, playing with her dog, or traveling to new places to try to find a story that has never been told. Follow her on Facebook and learn more about her books on Goodreads.

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Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Lou Berger

Congratulations to Lou J. Berger on the recent release of his latest book, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (October 22, 2020, from Heads and Tail Publishing).

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Skeeter’s parents are brutally murdered, she is sold to Hurley, a vicious conman, to pay off her family debts. This disreputable gentleman, operating in Civil War-era Chicago, enlists a motley crew of children to fleece honest folks of their money. Hurley uses Skeeter’s tinkering talents to enhance his profits, and her mechanical marvels are the envy of his shady retinue. Skeeter, dreaming of bigger things, is quickly outgrowing Hurley’s iron-fisted control. Will she be able to escape Hurley’s clutches, and flee west, before it’s too late? Purchase a copy through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author, Lou Berger

Lou J Berger is a Denver-based fiction author, with about two dozen published short stories, a couple novelettes, and a novella (which was a work-for-hire and probably doesn’t count). He’s been published in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and a host of anthologies. In 2017, he was a Finalist for Writers of the Future. Lou is also one of the editors on PPW’s anthology, Fresh Starts. Visit the author at www.loujberger.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

By; Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Debbie Burke on the recent release of her latest book, CROWEDED HEARTS.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This novella, from the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart series, follows the continuing adventures of Tawny Lindholm and Tillman Rosenbaum as they prepare for their upcoming wedding. But will the wedding happen? The novella can be purchased through Amazon.

Debbie Burke, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Burke writes thrillers with a heart. A regular blogger at The Kill Zone, her nonfiction articles have appeared in national and international publications. She is a founding member of Authors of the Flathead and helps to plan the annual Flathead River Writers Conference in Kalispell, Montana. Her greatest joy is mentoring young writers. The first book in Debbie’s series, INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL, won the 2016 Zebulon Award which led to her publishing contract. For more information about Debbie and her books, follow her on Twitter or visit her at www.debbieburkewriter.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Bill Bush

Bill Bush is excited to announce the, October 24, 2020, release of his latest book, WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT. This cozy mystery won first place in the 2020 Zebulon contest in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category, and is the first in the Halstead Mystery series.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Eden didn’t peg bribery, kidnapping, and murder for summer activities.

For eighteen-year-old Eden, her court-mandated community service is set to be every bit as punishing as prison. Sent off to work at a pizza joint while living with her grandmother in a little out-of-the-way town, at least she can appreciate the peace and quiet.

But the town is hiding its own secrets, and pretty soon peace and quiet will be very hard to come by. She might not realize it, but between the spiteful neighbor, the enigmatic mayor, and the calculating owner of the abandoned hospital, Eden’s 90 days in Halstead are set to be the most exciting of her life.

Follow Eden’s unexpected adventure in this strange and entertaining tale of mystery.

Bill Bush - Headshot

 ­­­ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bill Bush grew up in Yates Center, Kansas, and is a graduate of Yates Center High School and Tabor College. He loves God, his two children, writing, and running. Not always in that order, but he tries.

His desire to write comes from his mom, Phyllis Roth Lewis, who published two books and wrote numerous other short stories, poems, and books.

Besides WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, Bill is the author of the Vetrix series and writes full-time for the Harvey County Independent, Harvey County Now, and McPherson News-Ledger newspapers. Visit the author at billbushauthor.com/ or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Deborah Martinez Martinez

By; Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Martinez Martinez on the recent release of her latest book, CHICANA ACTIVISTS OF COLORADO: POWERFUL WOMEN PAPER DOLLS AND THEIR STORIES.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Illustrated by Robert W. Pacheco, the unusual art portfolio book uses the paper doll format to present 21 short biographies of each woman and her work in social justice. According to the author, “These women and their stories are treasures. Their stories are potent and serve to motivate and guide.” The book is available from the publisher,  VanishingHorizons.com  and from Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

This is the second book by author Deborah Martinez Martinez, Ph.D, and the eleventh book for her as editor and CEO of Vanishing Horizons Publishing. She retired from higher education with the Colorado State University of Pueblo in 2004. “Throughout my career as a college recruiter,” she said, “I realized that no matter how much someone worked for the good of the community, only certain people showed up in the newspaper. It was the racism and sexism of the 1970s. Being an author and publisher is my way of combatting that slide into anonymity that faced some of these leaders.” For more information about the author or her other books, visit the author at VanishingHorizons.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Terry Odell

Congratulations to Terry Odell on her recent release, HEATHER’S CHASE, set against a backdrop of the British Isles.


ABOUT THE BOOK:  Caregiver Heather Donnegal reluctantly accepts a tour of the British Isles to honor a patient’s dying wish. Private Investigator Chase Nolan has been hired to find and bring back a woman his wealthy client has accused of stealing from him. Two businesses are at stake. Will they trust each other enough to save both? Escape with Heather and Chase in this stand-alone international mystery romance. This and other books by Terry Odell can be purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers worldwide: Universal Book Link

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Terry Odell began writing by mistake, when her son mentioned a television show and she thought she’d be a good mom and watch it so they’d have common ground for discussions.

Little did she know she would enter the world of writing, first via fan fiction, then through internet groups, and finally with live critique partners. Her first publications were short stories, but she found more freedom in longer works and began studying the craft.

Now a multi-published, award winning author, Terry resides with her husband and rescue dog in the mountains of Colorado. Visit the author at terryodell.com and follow her on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for D. M. O’Byrne

Congratulations to D.M. O’Byrne on another author milestone!

D.M. O'Byrne books

D.M. O’Byrne, author of four mysteries from Black Opal Books, is pleased to announce that the Pikes Peak Library District now carries her books, including DANGEROUS TURF, THREE TO ONE ODDS, and the first two in the Ryn Lowell Colorado Mysteries series: DEATH IN TROUT FORK, and THE MOUNTAINTOP MURDERS. The third book in the series, A KILLING IN VAIL, is available on the Black Opal Books’ website, Amazon, and other bookstores worldwide.

D.M. O'Byrne - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: D.M. O’Byrne’s first job was as a waitress. Now she’s a writer of mystery novels. In between, jobs included English teacher, racehorse exerciser, jockey, accountant, golf resort assistant manager, writer, and editor. Her places of residence ranged from the Jersey Shore to a lengthy sojourn in California, and finally to the Colorado Rockies. Each profession, each location was rife with life lessons, fascinating characters, potential plot lines, and wide-ranging experiences. Sooner or later, they will all end up on the written page. D.M. lives in Colorado Springs with her husband. Visit the author’s website and follow her Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Margaret Mizushima on the September 8th release of her latest book, HANGING FALLS, the sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery from Crooked Lane Books

Book Cover - Hanging Falls

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In this episode, Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo investigate the death of a person they found floating in a mountain lake, while Mattie seeks answers from long lost family about the secrets of her past. HANGING FALLS can be found or ordered wherever books are sold.

Margaret Mizushima

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at margaretmizushima.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Ghosts of Downtown

Congratulations to the PPW members who were selected for this year’s Ghosts of Downtown walking tour in Colorado Springs. Stuart Gould, Laura Hayden, Robin LaBorde, and Tammila Wright each provided a spooky story that is told by a guide as they led walking tours to visit some of Colorado Springs historic buildings.

Although the tours were sold out for 2020 mark your calendar for next year when submissions re-open.