Friday, September 2, 2011

Cowboys and Westerns and the Winner of Cactus Country

Thanks to everyone who left a comment about their favorite cowboy or western movie or series.

We had a broad range of opinions and several similarities from Roy Rogers and John Wayne to Bonanza and Broken Arrow and at least one I'd never heard of before. I have to stick with Clint Eastwood as my favorite. Seriously, I don't care what role he plays, I can't take my eyes off him when he's on the screen. I've even been known to drool. Enough about Clint Eastwood.

From all the visitors, the randomly selected name to win the Cactus Country anthology is . . .


If you will please e-mail me at dvolkenannt (at) charter (dot) net I can make arrangements to get the anthology to you.  To everyone else, thanks again for leaving a comment, and special thanks to Lou Turner from High Hill Press for donating the copy of Cactus Country Anthology as a giveaway.

Before I sign off, I have something to share. Yesterday in the midst of trying to get submissions ready to meet the OWL contest deadline, I received some exciting news in the mail that I'm still trying to digest. I keep pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. I'll let you all know all about it next week.

Hope you all stay safe this Labor Day weekend. I'm headed to the Chicago area tomorrow for a soccer tournament--and some shopping.


  1. YAY!! Is that ME? Am I the only Becky that entered!! Wooo-weee! I am thrilled! Thanks Donna and Lou!
    But, Donna, how can you tease us like that?? It's just not fair!! Either tell us your exciting news...or say nothing! Don't YOU hate it when someone does that to YOU?! :D

  2. Congrats to Becky!

    You're a tease! Can't wait to hear the news. Have a great weekend :)

  3. Congrats Becky,adn I hear there is BIG congratulations in order for YOU, Donna. What an honor.

  4. Congrats to Becky and to you on your good news, whatever that may be! I have to wait the whole weekend to find out...? Can't wait!

    Happy weekend!

  5. Congratulations, Becky. I know Donna's good news but I guess I'll get clobbered if I tell, so mum's the word.

  6. Congrats to Becky!

    Donna, you little stinker, leaving us hanging! Can't wait to find out your big news!

  7. Have a great soccer/shopping weekend. And you know none of us can wait to hear your big news! Talk about building suspense :)

  8. Oh, I'm looking forward to hearing your news!

  9. Donna--I get the impression Linda is privy to what the big news is. Am I correct?

    I agree with Becky. It's not right to taunt us like that. 'Fess up, immediately!

  10. Becky and Jemi,
    Today I posted my news. Sorry to keep you in suspense. The drama was unintentional.


    Hi Linda,
    Thanks! I'm thinking you must've read Dianna's Tweet and my response? You are right. It really is an honor.

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks. Check out Monday's post.

    Hi Cactus Country (Lou),
    Thank YOU. I can't believe you kept it secret until I got official notification.

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks. I think Becky will enjoy reading the CC anthology.

    Hi Carol,
    It was a fun weekend. Not too much shopping, but lots and lots of soccer.

    Hi Janet,
    Thanks. I posted about it this morning.

    Hi Sioux,
    I think Linda found out after reading a post on Twitter.

    I posted about it this morning.



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