Saturday, December 27, 2008

Book Talk Interview & Contest!

Book Talk with J & J

interviews

Jacquie Rogers


author of

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues

and

Faery Special Romances




When: 9:00AM Saturday, December 27th

Where: http://booksbypickles.blogspot.com


Commenters are eligible to win cool prizes!




Happy New Year!


Jacquie

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues (See the Book Video featuring Justin Saragueta)



Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues



Jacquie Rogers *** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook
Faery Special Romances *** Book Video

Royalties go to Children's Tumor Foundation,
ending Neurofibromatosis through Research



Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

Monday, December 22, 2008

Magical Monday at Texty Ladies

Happy Holidays!

Please join me at Texty Ladies, where I posted Ready For 2009?. Let me know what sort of articles you'd like to see on Magical Mondays for 2009 and one commenter will win an autographed copy of Faery Special Romances.



http://www.textyladies.com/?p=284



See you there!



Socrates Santa




Coming up Dec. 28: Interview, excerpt, and contest on Book Talk. Don't miss it!



Happy Holidays!


Jacquie

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues (See the Book Video featuring the music of Justin Saragueta)



Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues



Jacquie Rogers *** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook

Faery Special Romances *** Book Video

Royalties go to Children's Tumor Foundation,
ending Neurofibromatosis through Research



Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Win a Book from The Romance Studio!

You could win a copy of

Faery Special Romances

at The Romance Studio Book-a-Day Giveaway!

Just visit http://www.theromancestudio.com/bad_form.php during the day, Dec. 21, and complete the form.

Faery Special Romances by Jacquie Rogers



Good Luck!!!


Jacquie
Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues (See the Book Video)

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues

Jacquie Rogers *** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook

Faery Special Romances *** Book Video
Royalties go to Children's Tumor Foundation,
ending Neurofibromatosis through Research

Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

Friday, December 19, 2008

By Jacquie Rogers

Yule Brings Celebration For All

The snow blows nearly sideways as it blankets the range. Ranch hands hunker down in their saddles, scarves over their ears and their Stetsons protecting them from the fierce wind. They dream of a warm fire and hot buttered rum. But they have livestock to save from freezing and starvation, so they ride on.

It's Christmas on the open range. Miserable for man and beast. But it isn't just another day at the office, so to speak. They whittle gifts for one another, sing a few carols as they sit around the campfire warming their hands and feet. Cook gives them a hot meal--the finest beans with maybe some meat thrown in. And with a little luck, Cook would bake an apple pie. Life couldn't be better and they thank their lucky stars for a sound horse and solid tack.

(Yes, I know these cattle are a modern breed and very fat, but it's the only picture I could find.)

Chanukkah in the mines

It's the 1860's in Silver City, Idaho. The Festival of Lights has been celebrated in the West since the beginning of frontier settlement, but not like their counterparts back East who have a warm and dry place to worship with their families. A menorah can be lit anywhere, and the Jewish silver miners do just that. They pray, play a little dreidel, and think a lot of home.

The picture to the left is the oldest continuously used synagogue west of the Mississippi. It's located in Boise, Idaho, and was built in 1896 by the Beth Israel congregation, now called the Ahavath Beth Israel congregation. Very beautiful.

Christmas on the farm

Everyone has chores to do every day. Cows needs milked, livestock needs watered and fed, eggs need gathered, and the barnyard needs to be tidied (to use a gentile term). So after the chores are done, the family can gather together and celebrate Christmas with what meager resources they have. If they don't have evergreen trees to spare, they might decorate a sagebrush with popcorn and berries. They make ornaments with precious bits of paper and scraps of cloth. Peach tins make nice ornaments, too, and they shine in the firelight.

1876 Christmas, Harper's Weekly

Their celebration might be more humble than those in the eastern cities, but they have a grand time, nevertheless. The women cook for days. They're resourceful and whatever they have available will do for a fine pie or stew. The Christmas feast could consist of chicken, venison, or maybe a ham, along with homemade rolls, freshly churned butter, potatoes and gravy, and pies--maybe one made with dried apples and a vinegar pie. Each family member has made modest gifts for the others and even the smallest child has labored over precious gifts--maybe a drawing or a doll made of sticks. They sing carols, maybe read the Bible, and if they're close enough to town, maybe even go to church.

For most Christian families, Christmas is a day for family togetherness and to show their love and appreciation for one another, as well as celebrating the religious aspect of the holy day.

Christmas for Outlaws, Gunslingers, and Cyprians

The saloon owner brings small gifts for the working ladies, the bartender, the resident gambler, and a few of the regulars. A few cowpunchers bring gifts for their favorite girl. They might have a nice meal together before they open for business, and even then, the customers are few. It's one night they can relax.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

***

Enter the IWOFA Winter Holiday Contest. Lots of great prizes and it's fun!

Jacquie

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues (See the Book Video)

Jacquie Rogers *** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook

Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

Faery Special Romances *** Book Video
Royalties go to Children's Tumor Foundation, ending Neurofibromatosis through Research

Monday, December 15, 2008

Contest at Crystal's, plus Interview!




Author Interviews by Crystal
Adkins



of Book
Reviews by Crystal


Crystal Adkins reviewed Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues (read
her review
) and then invited me to her Author
Interviews blog
. Thank you, Crystal!

There are two groups of prizes
so please come visit and enter to win. I'd love to hear from
you!

http://interviewswithauthors.blogspot.com/2008/12/jacquie-rogers-contest.html


See You There!


Jacquie
Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule
Blues
(See the Book
Video
)

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues

Jacquie Rogers
*** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook
Faery
Special Romances
*** Book Video
Royalties
go to Children's Tumor Foundation, ending
Neurofibromatosis through Research

Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

Monday, December 8, 2008

Realism Without a Hammer

Please join me at Texty
Ladies
, where I posted Realism Without a Hammer, an
article on how to incorporate society's social ills without making your story a
social commentary.

http://www.textyladies.com/?p=275

See you
there!

Jacquie
Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule
Blues
(See the Book
Video
featuring the music of Justin Saragueta)

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues

Jacquie Rogers
*** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook
Faery
Special Romances
*** Book Video
Royalties
go to Children's Tumor Foundation, ending
Neurofibromatosis through Research

Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Let's Rodeo!

Bullrider Pictures, Images and Photos Let's Rodeo!



A Nez Perce named Waaya-Tonah-Toesits-Kahn was one of the greatest saddle bronc riders and defined the sport. An African-American named Bill Pickett invented bulldogging, now called steer wrestling. And women competed head-on with men, and won.



I posted an article on Unusual Historicals about the History of Rodeo called Let's Rodeo!



http://unusualhistoricals.blogspot.com/2008/12/sports-entertainment-lets-rodeo.html



Or go to Unusual Historicals at



http://unusualhistoricals.blogspot.com



and scroll down until you see it.



Enjoy!



Jacquie


Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues (See the Book Video)


Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues


Jacquie Rogers *** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook

Faery Special Romances *** Book Video

Royalties go to Children's Tumor Foundation,
ending Neurofibromatosis through Research


Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

Monday, December 1, 2008

Links for Breakfast

Or . . .

Breakfast of Champion Writers

Please join me at Texty Ladies, where I posted Links for Breakfast, a listing
of some of the internet sites I use to help me with language usage and
translation.

http://www.textyladies.com/?p=270

See you
there!

Jacquie
Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule
Blues
(See the Book
Video
)

Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues

Jacquie Rogers
*** Myspace *** Twitter *** Facebook
Faery
Special Romances
*** Book Video
Royalties
go to Children's Tumor Foundation, ending
Neurofibromatosis through Research

Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances