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Baby Doe is on a Roll!

This week, Women Writing the West announced winners and finalists of the 2012 WILLA Literary awards. Lo and behold, Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen is a finalist in the Scholarly Nonfiction category, its second award this year after winning Best Biography from CIPA. What an honor! WILLA awards will be presented October 19-21 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Annual WWW Conference. Baby Doe, who loved jewels, now has gold and silver emblems for her book cover!

Best wishes, Joyce
http://www.LohseWorks.com

Silver WILLA

Women Writing the West
2012 WILLA Winners and Finalists:

CONTEMPORARY FICTION
Winner: *Wrecker: A Novel* by Summer Wood
Finalist: * Fracture* by Susan Cummins Miller
Finalist: *Seance in Sepia* by Michelle Black

CREATIVE NONFICTION
Winner: *Rightful Place* by Amy Hale Auker
Finalist: * Light on the Devils: Coming of Age on the Klamath* by
Louise Wagenknecht
Finalist: * Bull Canyon: A Boat Builder, A Writer, and Other
Wildlife*by Lin Pardey

SCHOLARLY NONFICTION
Winner: *Recollecting: Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian
Northwest and Borderlands*, edited by Sarah Carter and Patricia McCormack
Finalist: *Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen* by Joyce B. Lohse

HISTORICAL FICTION
Winner: *The Bride’s House* by Sandra Dallas
Finalist: *Mercury’s Rise* by Ann Parker
Finalist: *A Race to Splendor* by Ciji Ware

POETRY
Winner: *Married Into It* by Patricia Frolander
Finalist: *The Singing Bowl* by Joan Logghe
Finalist: *Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet* by Linda M. Hasselstrom and
Twyla M. Hansen

ORIGINAL SOFTCOVER* *FICTION
* *Winner: *The American Cafe *by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe
Finalist: *Captive Trail* by Susan Page Davis
Finalist: *Unbridled* by Tammy Hinton

CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT FICTION AND NONFICTION
Winner: *The Year We Were Famous* by Carole Estby Dagg
Finalist: *Forgiven* by Janet Fox
Finalist: *A Book for Black-Eyed Susan* by Judy Young

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Western history, Writing Life

 

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Such A Night

CIPA EVVY 2012 WWW

2012 CIPA EVVY Award Winners from Filter Press & members of Women Writing the West.

Two other members of Women Writing the West from Filter Press recently shared honors with me at the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association EVVY Awards Banquet in Lonetree, Colorado. Nancy Oswald took top award for her book, Rescue In Poverty Gulch, as did my book, Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen, which won the EVVY for Best Biography. None of this celebration would have been possible without the TLC administered by Doris Baker of Filter Press for the publication of these two titles, and for hosting our table at the banquet. I am grateful to the Filter folks for their faith in my work and their touches which make my books special. I am also grateful to CIPA for the boost and vote of confidence from these awards, during a time of transition in the industry. To have my book chosen for top honors from the second largest group of entries ever received by CIPA makes it an especially sweet honor and even more precious. I take to heart their advice to use this opportunity wisely, and to move forward with the knowledge that Baby Doe is a special publication.

Joyce B. Lohse
http://www.LohseWorks.com

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Writing Life

 

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Unsinkable – the Molly Brown House Museum

Unsinkable post cardWith less than a month left before the 100th anniversary of the steamship Titanic’s maiden voyage, I was invited to participate in an event at the Molly Brown House Museum in Denver. “Women of the Titanic” told their stories to those who toured the house museum, while I conversed with interested visitors in the gift shop, formerly the carriage house, behind the Browns’ House of Lions. It was a delightful evening. As usual, the folks at the Molly Brown House, with storytellers in period clothing, hosted a wonderful time. Fans of the Titanic and the Molly Brown story cannot get enough of it. New information and various versions surface, the more the story is told and shared with others.

Joyce at MB House

Joyce Lohse signed books at the Molly Brown House Museum in March during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Titanic.

For people in the Denver area who wish to learn more about Mrs. Brown and her role as a survivor in the Titanic disaster, a visit to the Molly Brown House is a rare treat. Exhibits regarding the doomed ship are on display while the museum focuses on the anniversary. Special events and activities will be offered throughout the year. To learn more, visit their web site at http://www.MollyBrown.org, and be sure to take a tour of the house at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver, a couple of blocks from the Colorado state capitol. As with most Colorado history, the stories you learn there are fascinating and should not be missed.

Joyce B. Lohse
author of Unsinkable: The Molly Brown Story
published by Filter Press
http://www.LohseWorks.com

 

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