Actually, the weather has taken a mild turn with the arrival of March. A road trip to the West Slope over the weekend was still mighty cold with a dusting of snow on the mountains, although a snowstorm threatened to block our way home over the Great Divide. Since then, a welcome whiff of spring has been riding in on the mountain breezes. Looks like winter might be winding down after all.
Book activities are roaring in like a lion. The March issue of True West magazine features my article, “General Palmer’s Baby Railroad”, about the arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande to the Rocky Mountain West. It is quite a thrill to have my piece featured in this nationally distributed publication. The magazine is great, and I’m honored that my work is part of the train issue.
Coming soon in Denver … on Wednesday, March 24, 5-7 p.m., I will have the pleasure of signing books at the Molly Brown House Museum, along with my colleague and friend, Debra Faulkner. The event is called “Meet the Women in Denver’s History”. The cost is $10, and it will be a great opportunity to visit the historic Molly Brown House Museum. Come by the gift shop and say Howdy!
In the meantime, work continues at a lively pace for Women Writing the West, and for my next book for “Now You Know Bios” for Filter Press. Library and internet searches are revealing many interesting pieces of history. A writer’s work is never done … and neither is the fun!
Joyce B. Lohse – 3/4/10