Woot!  I’m delighted to announce my double EPPIE finals with my Native American historical romance novel Red Bird’s Song and my nonfiction book about country life Shenandoah Watercolors

I almost didn't enter the contest this time round because I'd done so every year since I was first published and had almost given up on ever being among the finalists, but on the last day before the contest deadline I decided to go for it and am very glad I did!

For the complete list of finalists visit: http://www.epicorg.com/index.php
A little about my finaling entries~
Description of Shenandoah Watercolors:

Author/farm wife Beth Trissel shares the joys and challenges of rural life on her family’s small farm located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Journey with her through the seasons on the farm, owned by her family since the 1930's, and savor the richness of her cherished gardens and beloved valley. 

This journal is a poignant, often humorous, sometimes sad glimpse into a vanishing way of life for anyone who loves or yearns for the country and even those who don't.~

With the help of my talented mother who took the photograph and did the cover, plus helped edit these many pages, I self-published Shenandoah Watercolors, available in Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nookbook

Blurb from RED BIRD'S SONG: 
Taken captive by a Shawnee war party wasn't how Charity Edmonson hoped to escape an unwanted marriage. Nor did Shawnee warrior Wicomechee expect to find the treasure promised by his grandfather's vision in the unpredictable red-headed girl.
George III's English Red-Coats, unprincipled colonial militia, prejudice and jealousy are not the only enemies Charity and Wicomechee will face before they can hope for a peaceful life. The greatest obstacle to happiness is in their own hearts.
As they struggle through bleak mountains and cold weather, facing wild nature and wilder men, Wicomechee and Charity must learn to trust each other.~
And to that I would add, or be destroyed.  Red Bird's Song is an adventurous romance set in the colonial frontier with a The Last of the Mohican's flavor.
Red Bird's Song is available in print and or digital download from many online booksellers including my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble...


  1. Autumn Jordon // September 27, 2011 at 9:09 AM  

    Awesome, Beth. We're so proud of you. Congrats and good luck!

  2. Mona Risk // September 27, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

    Double congratulations Beth.

  3. Nightingale // September 27, 2011 at 11:25 AM  

    Super Congrats! This is fabulous. And well deserved. Yea Beth. I hope you win! Loved Red Bird's Song.

  4. Pamela Varnado // September 27, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

    A double finalist!!!! Way to go, Beth. Congratulations and good luck.

  5. Beth Trissel // September 27, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

    Thanks guys. Much appreciated. No one in my 'normal' every day world knows what this means, so I have to keep explaining that it's kind of a big deal. :)

  6. Susan Macatee // September 27, 2011 at 2:44 PM  

    Congratulations, Beth! Best of luck in the final round!

  7. Mary Marvella // September 27, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

    GO, BETH! Both books are wonderful and are already winners!

  8. Scarlet Pumpernickel // September 27, 2011 at 11:23 PM  

    Super news! Congratulations Beth, fabulous news about fabulous books! You go girl.

  9. Judy // September 28, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

    Beth, we're so proud of you! Your writing is wonderful and you deserve this kind of attention. Congratulations!

  10. Josie // October 1, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

    Hurray, hurray, Beth! What a wonderful honor. Major congrats!