August 15, 2022
The October issue of True West magazine and the forthcoming book, Hellraisers & Trailblazers: The Real Women of The Wild West, both go to press today. God bless our production manager, Robert Ray, and our editor Stuart Rosebrook for fighting both fires simultaneously (scaling and correcting and saving 250 pages of scans and type to make them press worthy). The deadline is midnight tonight for uploads. This is the culmination of over two years of hard work, sudden stops and outrageous, pandemic-supply chain issues.
Yesterday afternoon I finished the final image to go on page 79 on a page about Mexican Cowgirls.
Daily Scratchboard Whip Out: "La Vaquera"
So I asked the Top Secret Writer if he wanted to blurb our Women's book and here is what he wrote.
"Bob Boze Bell claims to know a lot about women—although the women in his life claim otherwise—so you will have to read his new book to find out who is right."
—Paul Andrew Hutton
That is hilarious—and more true than I'd like to admit!—but not sure it's a fair appraisal of the book since Jana was there to right my many misconceptons. Or, at least most of them. Here for your reading pleasure are some of the first comments we have received from people I admire and respect.
—Juni Fisher, Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, and Author.
stalwart, gutsy, clever, beautiful, enduring women who helped give birth to a nation and a
region—the Wild West."