Celebration Time

11 May
Wm. Palmer

Thank you, William Palmer! (Courtesy Colorado College Archives)

Recently, I received an e-mail from the Colorado Author’s League containing a list of finalists for the annual Top Hand Awards. As usual, I browsed through the names to see if any of my friends were listed. I was pleased to see that Susan Tweit, a fellow  Women Writing the West member, would be honored for her book, Walking Nature Home. When I continued through the list, I was amazed to find my own name listed. My book, General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer, is a finalist in the Young Adult Nonfiction Book category. Wow!! I called up my publishers at Filter Press, who dropped what they were doing to share the joy.

This evening, we will be attending the CAL banquet. I am thrilled and honored that my Palmer biography is receiving recognition from a distinguished and long-established Colorado book industry association. I am also pleased and thankful that William Palmer reached out and inspired me to write his story. Beyond that, I am espeically happy to share joy and celebration with my hub, my publishers, and my book friends.

To see the CAL list of Top Hand finalists, go to:

Joyce B. Lohse, 5/11/10


Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Western history


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4 responses to “Celebration Time

  1. Jeff Smith

    May 11, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Congratulations Joyce!

  2. Meg Justus

    May 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Congratulations! Best of luck to you.

    • joyce4books

      May 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

      Thank you, Meg! It was a good night in Denver for “Now You Know Bios” with a spring snow falling. General Palmer was chosen by CAL as best Juvenile Nonfiction book. In addition, I received a small grant. It was truly a Celebration Time! — Joyce

  3. joyce4books

    May 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Thanks so much, Jeff. It got better … Gen. Palmer took the top award in its category! It was a mighty happy event. — Joyce


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