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Prune Pie Review – The Western Way

Originating from a blog, this book contains stories of the Wards, on and off the music trail. You’ll meet Barry as husband, father, performer and “victim” of Victoria, wife, mom and feisty prankster along with kids B.J., Hunter and Sierra at all ages and stages. Happily for the reader, Victoria writes skillfully as she draws […]

Ivan Doig’s Obituary Penned By John Dwaine McKenna

On April 9, 2015 the voice of one of the greatest chroniclers of the American West was lost forever with the death of Montana author Ivan Doig, at age 75. He wrote a total of 16 books, nearly all of which are set in his beloved home state of Montana, where his keen ear for […]

HCN editors’ pick – The Door Of The Sad People

Fall Is For Reading Jodi Peterson Sept. 15, 2014 The green of August is turning to gold as I write this, and western Colorado’s aspen trees are already flecked with new colors. There’s a dusting of snow on the highest peaks, and the evenings are too chilly to linger outdoors past sundown. It’s the perfect […]

Alexander Blackburn Publishes New Novel “The Voice of the Children in the Apple Tree”

Alexander Blackburn, professor emeritus, Department of English, recently published “The Voice of the Children in the Apple Tree,” a story of love that blossoms in the dawn of the atomic age. The 498-page book was published in January by Rhyolite Press, Colorado Springs. It is available in paperback or as a Kindle download from Amazon. […]

Novel Set In Husted Tells A Difficult Story

Norma Engelberg Posted 1/2/13 John Dwaine McKenna’s newest novel starts out with understatement. In the words of 15-year-old Jamey McGoran, “The Whim-Wham man’s story ain’t easy to tell.” It wasn’t easy to write, either. As the author says on the book’s back cover, “There’s no sanitary way to write about murder.” “Sometimes I only wrote […]