Saturday, September 9, 2017


It's been a long time since I visited my own Blog. However, I went to the West Texas Writer's Academy in Canyon, TX again. The class I chose to take this year was Mastering Self-Publishing taught by Bethany Claire. There is so much information out there, but this dynamo of self-publishing was full of confidence and talent. She just wanted to share her knowledge. Look her up at 

I had two lifelong dreams come true in 2016. In May I went to Scotland with my best friend. It was all I imagined and more. 

Mary and me at Melrose Abbey, Scotland

In October I got a mini horse named Flynn. He's feisty, independent, and a bit wild, but what a  treat to look out and see my own four-legged soulful creature. Here he is with me. That's a MacGregor tartan scarf--my family.


And, now, we're back to the present day:

I am currently working on a series I call The Journey Series. Book One--Journey of Honor takes place on the Oregon Trail in 1845. The main character, Rebecca Pierce, is an 18 year-old tomboy, independent girl. Her goal is to reach the Oregon Territory and fulfill a personal vow she made to her father just after he died. She won't let anything or anyone get in the way of that promise. Rebecca is traveling with her mother, Sarah. They decided to go ahead with the family plan to go west.

Zachary Miller is a rider on the trail (meaning he has only his horse and whatever is in his saddle bag). He gets in the way to say the least.

The Oregon Trail was treacherous and tiring. The pioneers were determined, steadfast, and dreaming of a new life.

Journey of Honor is reaching completion of the first draft. Then, of course, I'll begin edits and edits and more edits. That said, I am hoping for a November release followed by a novella titled "Weddings at Journey's End" (hint).
Join me at my website: 


Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Great update!
So proud of and happy for you!!
Good luck and God's blessings

Julia Mozingo said...

So glad to see a post on your website and read about your adventures, aka wanderings.

Callie said...

Great website, Nona. Good luck with your book. Are you going to the Rose State conference this month? I'm doing a panel and a workshop

Anna said...

Beautiful blog, Winona. I'm excited to hear about your new book! Dreams coming true are pretty much my favorite thing ;) I miss seeing your beautiful face, and hope to hug your neck again soon.

Anna said...

OH! Your website is lovely as well.

Alicia Dean said...

Awww, what an adorable horse!! I'm so glad you had an amazing time in Scotland. Sounds like a dream trip! Can't wait to get my hands on your story and work with you!! ;) I'm proud of you for focusing on your writing. I bet that class was soooo helpful. Hugs and best wishes.

Liz Tyner said...

I so like the picture of you with Flynn! Glad you got to go to Scotland!

Debi Rogers said...

Wow, Scotland! That would be a dream trip :)) Love the title of your blog...consonance rocks!

MyKids'Mom said...

I've been to England but not Scotland. Yet. Great to hear your book is getting closer to being published. You deserve it and lots more!

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