I just started reading an Advance Reader’s Copy of The Oregon Trail: An American Journey by Rinker Buck, and I’m on chapter three now, which focuses on mules. I did a lot of research when writing Detour Trail, and I’m still interested in the Oregon Trail–and mules because of Jake, an important character in the book. The history is fascinating.
This article from Tor.com (blog) focuses on strong female characters, but it covers a lot of territory: The Strong Female Character, Deconstructed
Must do more marketing…
Time is running out on that huge Melange Books giveaway extravaganza, and there are lots of books to choose from: http://melange-books.com/2015NYGiveaway.html
Keep scrolling down that list! My western novel, Detour Trail, is towards the bottom–over half way down anyway.
I recently added two new Pinterest boards:
Time Travel Tales: https://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/time-travel-tales/
Post-apocalyptic books: https://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/post-apocalyptic-books/
And I added more photos to my Western style board: http://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/western-style/
Here’s the latest review of Strike Three: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/strike-three-by-joy-v-smith/