Her Christmas Wish

Her Christmas WishEven a woman capable of living on her own…
Kathryn McConnell is a widow celebrating a milestone birthday alone. Though she feels a woman should be able to mourn the passing of her thirtieth birthday any way she wants, she won’t turn away a cowboy in need of lodging—until she learns it’s the man she’d expected to marry thirteen years earlier.
…never forgets her first love.
Will O’Brien had challenged his father’s prejudice against the woman he loved only to discover he was unable to stand against his family’s wealth and connections. Without a way to support his bride, Will struck out for the west, determined to earn a living for them both. When he returned after two years with no word from Katie, he found she’d married another and moved away. Heartbroken, he returns to his work, but never stops hoping to find her.
When chance lands Will at the remote stagecoach station run by the widowed Kathryn, he grabs at the opportunity he’s been handed, hoping to win back the only woman he has ever loved.


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Sundown Press

Sundown Press Web ImageSundown Press, launched in December 2014, publishes fiction and non-fiction of all lengths, from familiar authors as well as new talent. Genres include westerns, reference books, biographies, and fiction based on real-life characters.

After founding the historical western/western romance publishing company Prairie Rose Publications in August 2013, Livia J. Washburn and Cheryl Pierson recognized a need for an imprint specializing in fiction and non-fiction written by both women and men for readers across the spectrum. Sundown Press was born.

Got a book you’d like to submit? Sundown Press accepts submissions for traditional westerns, how-to books, cookbooks, and other non-fiction works of all lengths. If you feel your manuscript fits the submission guidelines, please email it, along with a query and synopsis, to Editor in Chief Cheryl Pierson at

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Prayers & Promises Publications

Prayers & Promises Publications

Prayers & Promises Publications (PPP), an imprint of Prairie Rose Publications, which was founded by Cheryl Pierson and Livia J. Washburn, is devoted to publishing inspirational fiction. Between the covers of PPP books, readers will find uplifting, entertaining stories about people overcoming adversity through faith. You'll come to know and really care about characters caught up in compelling dilemmas of life, love, and the spirit.

From historical romances to tales of suspense and mainstream novels, look to PPP for fiction that offers real-life hope through the power of belief.

Submissions for PPP are open. For guidelines on submitting and other publishing information, please visit the submissions page: SUBMISSIONS

We look forward to seeing what you've written.



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Fire Star Press

Fire Star PressOpened in September 2013, by Livia J. Washburn and Cheryl Pierson, Fire Star Press is a publishing company devoted to publishing contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, and fantasy works of all lengths.
After launching Prairie Rose Publications, they were bombarded with requests for a contemporary/futuristic line, as well. Submissions began coming in, and Fire Star Press was born.
Cheryl and Livia plan to release FSP’s first projects in early 2015. Some books will bear names of authors with whom readers are familiar; others will present fresh voices from emerging talent.
FSP seeks submissions of contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, and fantasy stories of all lengths. Please check the guidelines to see if your story meets the criteria. If so, email a query, synopsis, and the first three chapters of novels to For shorter works, send a query and the completed manuscript. Please note FIRE STAR PRESS SUBMISSION in the subject line.