Friday, September 13, 2013

INTRODUCING PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS! by Cheryl Pierson

Have you ever had a dream that “just happened” –before you could think about it anymore, or try to decide how to accomplish it—it was just…there?

One of the things I’ve always “thought about” was opening a publishing company of my own. That would be impossible because, as everyone who knows me is well aware, I am NOT a “computer guru” at all. So how could I ever do all the things I’d need to do to open a publishing house? The answer is, I couldn’t.

I’d pretty much let those thoughts go until Livia Reasoner and I were talking about a way to be able to get some brand new, very talented authors “out there” for others to read and enjoy, and this topic came up. As it turned out, we both had the same idea—an imprint for women authors, both well-seasoned and fresh talent, to submit historical westerns and historical western romances.

Since so many women read westerns and western historical romances, Livia and I thought this might be a great way to reach even more women authors who write those kinds of stories. What we wanted to do was provide a venue for these authors to shine—to get their work “out there” with a publisher who is interested in helping give them a hand navigating the publishing waters and seeing that they get their fair share of profits for their hard work. With that in mind, our imprint, PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS, was born!

Livia and I are so excited to be working together. With her bookkeeping, formatting, and other computer skills and her ability to make such fantastic covers for our books I have no worries. It’s my job to edit, promote and do much of the correspondence (cause I DO love to talk about writing!)
Our first venture will be a Christmas anthology called WISHING FOR A COWBOY. We’ve got a wonderful group of authors lined up for this collection: Phyliss Miranda, Tanya Hanson, Sarah McNeal, our own Jacquie Rogers, Tracy Garrett, reviewer Kathleen Rice Adams, Livia and me. This short story grouping will be western historical romance, in the sweet to sensual category. All the stories mention a certain holiday food, and the story is either built around the food or can just bring it up casually. The recipes will be included in the back of the book, so there'll be lots of great eating! We are going to have a wonderful time with this! WISHING FOR A COWBOY will be available November 1, 2013, in print and digital formats—it’ll make a great Christmas gift for anyone!

If you know of any ladies who might be looking for an honest publisher of westerns and western romances, please send them our way! We appreciate you spreading the word for us.

We have a brand new website here:http://prairierosepublications.yolasite.com/

If you have questions, you are welcome to contact me at fabkat_edit@yahoo.com or Livia at livia@flash.net

Please wish us well on our new publishing adventure, and come on over to the website for more information on the anthology and submissions procedures.

Thanks for all your support!
CHERYL AND LIVIA

27 comments:

  1. That's great news. Well done to both of you. :)

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  2. Thanks Joanne. It is going to be great working with Cheryl at Prairie Rose Publications.

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  3. What a great idea- sounds like a winner!

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  4. I'm happy to be on board! My thanks to Livia and Cheryl for starting this venture. ☺

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  6. "Have you ever had a dream that 'just happened' –before you could think about it anymore, or try to decide how to accomplish it—it was just…there?"

    Uh ... yeah, as a matter of fact. I'm ecstatic to be one of the authors included in the debut anthology. The other authors are all accomplished, delightful women, and the publishers are two of my favorite people for so many reasons I couldn't begin to list them all here.

    Heartfelt wishes for tons of success with Prairie Rose, Cheryl and Livia. Y'all have earned every good thing you can grab. :-)

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  7. Congratulations Cheryl and Livia! Good luck in your quest to follow your dreams. Proud of you both.

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  8. Congratulations and good luck with the venture.

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  9. Best wishes on your new adventure. I hope y'all do well with it and make millions.

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  10. Oh, Cheryl, this is wonderful! I don't write the genre, but I wish you well. Congratulations.

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  11. Hi Joanne!
    Livia and I are really looking forward to this!
    Cheryl

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  12. Thanks for your support, Troy!
    Cheryl

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  13. Jacquie, we are soooo glad to have you in our debut anthology! Can't wait!
    Cheryl

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  14. Aw, Kathleen, we are the lucky ones to be able to work with so many talented ladies and get off to such a fantastic start! Thanks for being such a big part of our beginnings! It's gonna be great!
    Cheryl

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  15. Stephy, thanks so much. You know the great thing about this venture is that it's going to help other writers follow THEIR dreams as well. That's something to crow about!
    Cheryl

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  16. Dmortex,
    Thanks so much--I hope we do too, but more importantly, I hope we are able provide a service for authors and readers alike that will bring hours of entertainment.
    Cheryl

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  17. Thank you, Miriam! You are always so supportive!
    Cheryl

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  18. I am so happy for all the authors who will be working with you and to both of you for taking on this challenge. You are both so up to it. Doris

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  19. Thanks, Doris! We're both sooo thrilled with it.
    Cheryl

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  20. Lots of talent here. I have no doubts that this will be great.
    The best to all of you.
    Jerry

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  21. Thanks so much, Jerry! We're looking forward to it!
    Cheryl

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  22. I'm so happy to find this new imprint and wish you all possible success.

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  23. I am so honored to have been invited to be part of Prairie Rose's launch . This happened at the perfect time, and my story just flowed off my fingertips. Thanks, Cheryl and Livia.
    Hugs and prayers for tons of success! Xo

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  24. Aren't writers the best? Thank you all for your kind words and support. We are honored to have the chance to work with such great talent.

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  25. Chiming in late, but woohoooo to you all! Awesome!!

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