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Big Dreams, Little Spurs

Nine-year-old INFR Women’s Barrel Racing Champion and Colville tribal member Rocksie Marchand recently competed at The American Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, this past month all due to big dreams and little spurs. The 63 & ½ pound Native girl gets the job done. How? With: Determination. Perseverance. Good old-fashion hard work. “I had a […]

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Hannah for blog

Hoof and Heart Beats with Hannah Gardner

Me: Hey, all! I’m here with my first interview with my female hero, Miss Hannah Gardner, of my historical young adult novel, Hannah’s Journey. Welcome, Hannah! How are you? Hannah: Hello, Carmen. I am quite well. *She smiles and crosses her ankles.* Thank you for asking. Me:  How’s training coming along? Hannah: Between my Auntie […]

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Hannah's mare prize

Native Horses

Native Americans originally traveled by shanks ponies–or on foot. Natives obtained their first horses from Spanish explorers in 1540. Some of those original horses escaped and turned wild and are now coined Mustangs. The first horse used by Natives, now having its own registry, is the American Indian Horse. Its ancestry consists of Spanish Barb, […]

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From New Orleans to Idaho Springs!

Welcome Fellow Women Writing the West Author, J.v.L. Bell! J.v.L. Bell is a is a Colorado native who grew up listening to stories from Colorado’s vibrant past. Her first novel, The Lucky Hat Mine, is an entertaining historical mystery that weaves together a strong female character, a cozy mystery, romance, and colorful historical characters and tales. Welcome […]

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Hannah's Journey

Girl In The Storm

It’s a party and you’re invited! HANNAH’S JOURNEY is coming to stores and e-retailers October 1. Join Carmen on Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:00-7:00 (Pacific Standard Time) for a racin’ good time celebrating the book’s release. All you have to do is hop onto Facebook during those hours and post a few comments to enter the drawings!  […]

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