I have a new book coming out soon…

Hey readers! I have exciting news! I have a new book coming out in time for the holidays 2020! It is a cook book if my family’s recipes! These recipes are from scratch and are so delicious! They are made for high altitude but can be adjusted to any altitude! So look for it coming soon at a nearby book store!

Call for submissions

Dear fellow readers and writers, this is a call for you ….

Do you want to write a small essay about how the Sars 2 coronavirus pandemic, that started shutting the United States down on March 13 after the United States declared a state of emergency, how has this miserable virus affected your life your family’s lives, your close friends, in good and bad ways? The blessings and the bad problems?

Here’s your chance ….

I will be collecting the first fifty essays that I receive and I will be self-publishing them before December. You can email them to me through my form on my contact page. Include your name, address, phone number, and email address. After I receive 50 essays I will close the call for entries.

It doesn’t matter how old you are. If you are a young child who can write and you include your parent’s signature and permission, or are 110 years old. It doesn’t matter what race you are, or who you are voting for, or what part of the world you live in. Everyone can enter, please.

The essays must be in English, however.

Perhaps I will do a follow up anthology with many different languages, but that would require a lot of outside help from people who are willing to edit the book who speak in different languages. I only know French, English and a little bit of Danish, Spanish and Indonesian. But let’s just go with English for now and I really want to get rolling on this. So, please get those writing chops going. And enter! I will look forward to hearing from you!

I will be featured on Wyoming PBS this Fall

I am one of a few Wyoming children’s book authors who will be featured on Wyoming PBS’s Facebook page and Youtube channel this summer reading from my books.

The recordings will still play every Wednesday at 10:00 on the WyomingPBs facebook page and youtube sites.

Here is the schedule of authors

Story Time Schedule:
June 3rd–Karen Henderson ​Floating
June 10–KW Bunyap (Kenneth Wells) ​Wyoming from A-Z June 17-Reva Lobatis-​Hadley’s Hats
June 24-Casey Rislov-​Imagination Bigger Together
July 1- Mary Fichtner-​Rusty Under the Western Skies July 8-Gene Gagliano ​Is it True Part 1
July 15-Jamie Cannon ​That Pesky Pickle
July 22-Mary Fichtner ​Rusty Goes to Frontier Days
July 29-KW Bunyap-​Where is the Dog Where is the Cat August 5- Casey Rislov-​Love is Forever
Aug. 12-Mary Fichtner-​Rusty and his Saddle Aug.19-Gene Gagliano-​Is it True Part II
August 26-Casey Rislov-​Time Together Well Spent
Sept. 2-May Fichtner-​Rusty and the River
Sept 9-Ann Marie Wells-​Mommy Why am I a Bird
Sept. 16-Karen Cotton ​K-9 Deputy Heroes Part I
Sept. 23-Karen Cotton ​K-9 Deputy Heroes Part 2 Sept.30-Karen Cotton ​K-9 Deputy Heroes Part 3
Oct. 7-Karen Cotton ​K-9 Deputy Heroes Part

I have exciting news about the CFD Old West Museum

I have exciting news to share with everyone. My collection of audio interviews, photos, meet and greet passes, Frontier Editions, articles, autographs, ticket stubs and autographed cowboy hats from over 21 years of covering Cheyenne Frontier Days as an entertainment reporter has been accepted as a collection into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

The collection includes entertainers such as Chris LeDoux and the Western Underground, Ned LeDoux, The Judds, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Journey, Lady A, and many, many more. It also includes interviews with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Pilots, photos of the Thunderbirds and one trip in particular that country star Chris Cagle took with the amazing pilots!
The CFD Old West Museum is partnering with the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center to share audio files of interviews in the Heritage Center’s Karen Cotton collection. In the future the CFD items will be on display for the public at the CFD Old West Museum. Stories about these items will be in my memoir that I am hoping will come out in 2021 or 2022.

New book signing event with Santa at Barnes and Noble of Cheyenne on November 24th, 2019!

Come and meet Santa and I at Barnes and Noble Book Sellers of Cheyenne, Wyoming on Nov. 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a book fair fundraiser for Sunrise Elementary School. Mention Sunrise at the register and they will receive part of the proceeds from your purchases the day of the signing. In order for them to receive their proceeds you must mention them. Thanks! The money raised at the book fair will help fund their library needs.

You can bring a camera or use your cell phone to get your photo with Santa. Bring your wish list for Santa and tell him all of your Christmas wishes. He also likes getting drawings from children, too. He hangs them back at the North Pole.

At the signing I will also have an excerpt of Katie and Max and the Run Away Reindeer available. That book is the follow up in the Carol and Santa series. It hopefully will be out in the Christmas of 2020 or 2021.

For more information about the movie that is in production with Mighty Fudge Studios and Boulder Community Media for Carol and Santa go to Http://www.carolandsanta.com

KUGR and Wyoming Public Radio

I was on Al Harris’ Let’s Talk show live on KUGR this week.

I will be interviewed on Wyoming Public Radio today and it will be recorded and will air at a later date. I will let you know when.

I’ve been discussing my new book, Carol and Santa and the movie deal that is in the works. Tune in!


Exciting news ! I have a movie producer and an animation studio in talks with me …

Dear Readers,

Thanks so much for supporting my latest book, Carol and Santa. My book has caught the attention of movie producer, Alan O’Hashi of Wyoming Community Media and Patrick Malek of Mighty Fudge Studios.

Alan and Patrick will be sending me a contract next week.

Alan and I were on KGAB radio yesterday, Nov. 20th, and I was on KGWN News Channel Five that evening on the 5:30 p.m. news.

If you would like to learn more about Mighty Fudge Studios here is their link http://www.mightyfudgestudios.com/

Here is the link to Wyoming Community Media’s website: http://www.wyocomedia.com/

Below are the two media interviews that I did on Nov. 20th.



I have a new exciting event! Lunch with Santa and I at Red Lobster of Cheyenne, WY! Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and have lunch with local author, Karen Cotton, who will be on hand to answer questions about her new children’s chapter book, Carol and Santa. She will also answer any questions about publishing or writing that you may have. A book signing will follow the lunch.

Her friend, Santa, will be on hand to listen to last minute Christmas wishes and for photos that parents can feel free to take of their kids on their cell phones. Lunch includes everything on the Red Lobster menu that is paid separately. This is a non-ticketed event. It is free. Red Lobster manager Chris Ginete asks that patrons RSVP by Nov. 30 to get an official headcount, so he can set up the tables accordingly. People can also bring an unwrapped gift for Toys For Tots. There will be gift baskets raffled off at this event and proceeds of the raffle will also go to Toys for Tots. Gift baskets will include books of your favorite local and regional authors like Josh Walker and Steven Bates, as well as other local prizes.