Dorothy Daniels Anderson has a story, "Disorder in the Court: The Lamentable Occurrence," in the February 2014 issue of the Wild West magazine, a national magazine for western historical writers. This issue can be found in your library's western section or is available on all the electronic devices that you favor. Dorothy specializes in writing historical stories about the Southwest. Her book, Arizona Legends and Lore, Tales of Southwestern Pioneers, is in its 10th printing and is available on Amazon, bookstores, libraries, e-tablets, Kindle, and smart phones.
Dan Baldwin's new book Heresy is available from Kindle Books as a download and as a paperback from CreateSpace.
Dr. Ashley "Ash" Hayes is driven to prove that America was explored by Europeans well before Columbus—a quest her superiors at a northwest Louisiana college consider academic heresy. Her quest is interrupted by the disappearance of a friend who has headed into the far hills and deep swamps in search of ancient Native American treasure. She drops everything to help find her friend and is aided by the missing man's brother, a tall and handsome transplanted Apache. The search is threatened by a series of grisly murders, which are somehow connected to the disappearance. The two find the brother, the killer and someone far more deadly. They also find the treasure and encounter a profound mystery. But will Ash survive the ordeal to tell the story?
Dan also had his photo in The Writer magazine along with a blurb on where he reads it.
Marion Ekholm's Harlequin Heartwarming novel, Just Like Em, comes out February 1st.
After her divorce, the heroine Em (for Emmy Lou) has returned with her asthmatic son to live with her mother in Phoenix, Arizona. She meets up with Roger, the man she had a crush on when she was 14. Roger, whose wife died two years before, cringes with memories of Em. If he'd gotten his hands on the pain-in-the-neck teenager back then, he'd still be serving a jail sentence. And his 13-year-old daughter is just like the Em he remembers.
Bob Natiello is nominated for national literary prize. The Arizona Authors Association has honored SSA member Bob Natiello with cash awards for two stories, each a nonfiction winner in its 33rd annual literary contest. Natiello accepted the prizes at AAA's awards banquet held at the Glendale Civic Center. Both stories appear in the 2014 Arizona Literary Magazine.
One of the winning stories, "Stumbling Across Lou Rochelli," was also nominated for a national Pushcart Prize. The annual Pushcart Prize collection is a one-volume presentation of the best stories published in the nation's small presses. The New York Times describes the collection as "a distinguished annual literary event." This is Natiello's fifth Pushcart Prize nomination.
Natiello's most recently published book, The Almost Perfect Crime and Other Award Winning Stories of New York, is a compilation of 22 short stories and memoirs. Ten are award winners. "Dog Fight," first-prize winner in Manhattan Media's most recent fiction contest, appeared in New York Press and West Side Spirit.
Penn's Wharton School includes Natiello among a limited group of 50 faculty and alumni requested to write quarterly articles for the Wharton Magazine online. On three occasions he was chosen to attend the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.
Duke Southard was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards competition for his personal essay. They received over 550 submissions and competition was tough. Though not one of the three cash award winners, his work was at the top of the semi-finalists in the nonfiction category. He was invited to participate in the Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop, so look for him if you attend.