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Candy Moulton: Reading the West 1-3-11

Candy Moulton
Encampment, Wyo.

Each year Women Writing the West presents awards for books that center on stories about women. The recipients of the 2010 Willa Awards (for books published in 2009) are as follows:

• Contemporary Fiction – Sandi Ault, “Wild Sorrow,” Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Group USA, winner; Ladette Randolph, “A Sandhills Ballad,” University of New Mexico Press and Lucinda Stein, “Three Threads Woven,” iUniverse, Finalists.

• Creative Nonfiction – Linda Hasselstrom, “No Place Like Home: Notes From a Western Life,” University of Nevada Press, winner; Kay Turnbaugh, “The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls: A True Story,” Perigo Press, and Diana Allen Kouris, “Riding the Edge of an Era: Growing up Cowboy on the Outlaw Trail,” High Plains Press, finalists.

• Scholarly Nonfiction – Linda Gordon, “Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits,” W.W. Norton & Company Inc., winner; Jan Mackell, “Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains,” University of New Mexico Press and Sarah Carter, author/editor, “Montana Women Homesteaders, A Field of One’s Own,” Farcountry Press, finalists.

• Historical Fiction – Kim Wiese, “My Name is Falcon: One Woman’s Saga from Scotland to the Texas Frontier,” Brown Books, winner; Sandra Dallas, “Prayers for Sale,” St. Martin’s Press, and Doris Casey, “The Sky Took Him,” Poisoned Pen Press, finalists.

• Poetry – Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, “Work is Love Made Visible,” West End Press, winner; Laurie Wagner Buyer, “Infinite Possibilities: A Haiku Journal,” Filter Press, LLC., finalist.

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• Original Softcover – Jane Kirkpatrick, “A Flickering Light,” WaterBrook Press/Random House. Winner; LaDene Morton, “What Lies West,” iUniverse and Liz Adair, “Counting the Cost,” Inglestone Publishing, finalists.

• Children’s/Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction – Randall Platt, “Hellie Jondoe,” Texas Tech University Press, winner; Deb Murzyn, “The Healing One: Book One of the Dreamwalkr Trilogy,” Publish American, and Ruth Hailstone, author, Dan Burr, illustrator, “The White Ox, the Journey of Emily Swain Squires,” Boyds Mills Press, finalists.

The organization is open to women and men who are telling the stories of the women’s West. An annual conference is held each fall in a different city. The 2010 conference took place in Wickenburg, Ariz., and featured not only the awarding of the WILLAs, but also workshops, a book signing, and other events. To learn more about the organization, please visit http://www.WomenWritingTheWest.org.

Each year Women Writing the West presents awards for books that center on stories about women. The recipients of the 2010 Willa Awards (for books published in 2009) are as follows:

• Contemporary Fiction – Sandi Ault, “Wild Sorrow,” Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Group USA, winner; Ladette Randolph, “A Sandhills Ballad,” University of New Mexico Press and Lucinda Stein, “Three Threads Woven,” iUniverse, Finalists.

• Creative Nonfiction – Linda Hasselstrom, “No Place Like Home: Notes From a Western Life,” University of Nevada Press, winner; Kay Turnbaugh, “The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls: A True Story,” Perigo Press, and Diana Allen Kouris, “Riding the Edge of an Era: Growing up Cowboy on the Outlaw Trail,” High Plains Press, finalists.

• Scholarly Nonfiction – Linda Gordon, “Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits,” W.W. Norton & Company Inc., winner; Jan Mackell, “Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains,” University of New Mexico Press and Sarah Carter, author/editor, “Montana Women Homesteaders, A Field of One’s Own,” Farcountry Press, finalists.

• Historical Fiction – Kim Wiese, “My Name is Falcon: One Woman’s Saga from Scotland to the Texas Frontier,” Brown Books, winner; Sandra Dallas, “Prayers for Sale,” St. Martin’s Press, and Doris Casey, “The Sky Took Him,” Poisoned Pen Press, finalists.

• Poetry – Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, “Work is Love Made Visible,” West End Press, winner; Laurie Wagner Buyer, “Infinite Possibilities: A Haiku Journal,” Filter Press, LLC., finalist.

• Original Softcover – Jane Kirkpatrick, “A Flickering Light,” WaterBrook Press/Random House. Winner; LaDene Morton, “What Lies West,” iUniverse and Liz Adair, “Counting the Cost,” Inglestone Publishing, finalists.

• Children’s/Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction – Randall Platt, “Hellie Jondoe,” Texas Tech University Press, winner; Deb Murzyn, “The Healing One: Book One of the Dreamwalkr Trilogy,” Publish American, and Ruth Hailstone, author, Dan Burr, illustrator, “The White Ox, the Journey of Emily Swain Squires,” Boyds Mills Press, finalists.

The organization is open to women and men who are telling the stories of the women’s West. An annual conference is held each fall in a different city. The 2010 conference took place in Wickenburg, Ariz., and featured not only the awarding of the WILLAs, but also workshops, a book signing, and other events. To learn more about the organization, please visit http://www.WomenWritingTheWest.org.