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The Marcus Whitman Hotel

Marcus Whitman and His Hotel

The Marcus Whitman Hotel will host the 2018 Women Writing the West Conference. The grand hotel is in the heart of wine country in Walla Walla, Washington. It was named “Hotel of the Year” in 2015 by the Washington State Wine Commission. Originally opened in 2918, Marcus Whitman Hotel was renovated and restored in 2001 […]

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Knowledge Round-Up

Gathering knowledge is like gathering cattle. The cowgirl pays attention, not only to the herd, but the other riders, their equipment, and their horses. We have a need to allow newly learned information to soak into our minds as does our colts. Many hands, I learned, makes for a light load. Riding drag produces grit. […]

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Growth Through Stretching

For the past two years, I’ve been the secretary for Women Writing the West (WWW). This was no stretch after years of various PTO (Parent Teacher and Other), 4-H Leader, and School Board Member positions and offices. Skills and confidence for this nationally recognized organization slid right into place. Then, I was asked to come […]

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Six Points to a Perfect Pitch

I’m sitting here at the airport in Spokane, WA.  I really don’t care to fly.  But I’m on my way to Golden, CO via Denver for the annual Women Writing the West conference; my tummy flutters and my nerves tingle.  Yet, I’m excited because I’m pitching my latest manuscript to an editor.  I met her […]

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