Whatever happened to the "Wild West" in Laurie's Wild West? Believe me, the west and the western is a big part of the blog. Celebrating my grandfather's work as a western writer has not gone by the wayside. In fact, I plan on posting more on his writings later on this week.
But I've also got another project now, researching the life of Daisy Bacon, editor of LOVE STORY, in hopes of writing her biography. I really couldn't tell you why I picked Daisy, other than the obvious: that she was a female editor in a male-dominated field. There was just something about her that just drew me to her.
(Sorry about the quality of the article: if you click on it, you can open it into a wider screen to read it.)
Writing someone's biography, especially someone who was in the public eye and who has not been written about before, can be overwhelming at times. I hope I can do her justice. I hope that eventually I can bring her back to the public eye so she can have a place along with all the other writers and editors who have been resurrected in the ongoing renaissance of pulp fiction study.
So I think you can understand the difficulty between keeping up the western posts while I'm working on something related to the romance genre. I've never been good at multi-tasking. As for my grandfather, I think he'd be glad to see me branching out.