Just a quick reminder to my friends and readers…today’s the day!
Fellow western historical author and good friend Shanna Hatfield is celebrating the release today of “Thimbles and Thistles”, and I’ll be guest-hosting from 1:30 -2:00 PM CDT. Please join me and many more of your favorite cowboy romance authors for the “Petticoat Ball” on Facebook.
I’ll be giving away an ebook from my “Sunset Series” — winner’s choice. To enter, be at the ball during my guest appearance and you’ll have a chance to win. It’s that easy. Other authors will be giving away prizes, too. Don’t miss out on the fun!
To join, just click on the link!
DID YOU KNOW: The phenomenon of the “mail-order bride” began with a woman named Eliza Farnham. A widowed mother in California during the Gold Rush era, she was appalled at the uncivilized qualities of the men around her. To remedy the situation, she placed ads in newspapers inviting young women to come west and marry. Although more than 200 women responded to her ads, only three actually made the trip. Later, the idea caught on and many “matrimonial newspapers” ran photographs and ads to help men find suitable wives.