VJ Books Blog

(pnba.org December 2008 newsletter)
(Jane Kirkpatrick is not within VJ Books typical genre pick, but I’ve met her (lovely lady) and read her (great historical reads!) and wanted to let you know about this award recently given to her. VL)

Jane Kirkpatrick’s 2007 release A Tendering in the Storm was named the WILLA Literary Award Winner for Best Original Softcover novel by Women Writing the West. Kirkpatrick lives in Eastern Oregon and the novel is set mostly in Western Washington.

Portland author Molly Gloss was a WILLA Literary Award Finalist for Best Historical Fiction for her novel Hearts of Horses.

Awarded annually for outstanding literature featuring women’s stories set in the West, the WILLA Literary Awards are sponsored by Women Writing the West and are chosen by a panel of twenty-one professional librarians.