Monday, October 4, 2010

Tina Welling's new novel to be released Oct. 5

"Cowboys Never Cry," a new novel by Jackson writer Tina Welling, will be released tomorrow -- Oct. 5.

Tina is a long-time faculty member for the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, the recipient of a Frank Nelson Doubleday writing award and is on the Wyoming Arts Council's artist roster. Wyoming organizations may want to write an Arts Across Wyoming grant to bring Tina to your community for a reading, presentation and/or writing workshop. Get more info at

Here's some background on the new book, as well as some reviews:

Cowboys are not Cassie's weakness...until the most famous cowboy on the planet sets his boots in her path. In truth, Robbin's far different from the image he projects. Disillusioned with fame, he has retreated to his dad's ranch to reconnect with the land and people he loves...and something about Cassie stirs deeper changes than he'd bargained for.

As much as Cassie tries to avoid Robbin, she's drawn to his struggle to become a better man. Are they about to play out a classic romance, with the glorious Teton mountains as a backdrop? Or will their notions of each other prove as false as the cowboy mystique once the charm has worn off?

"As satisfying as sage in summer rain." Sandra Dallas

"A novel of richness and depth. Cowboys Never Cry is a poignant story of love and loss and the healing that can come from the most unexpected people in the most unlikely circumstances. Looming over the story are the beauty and grandeur of Wyoming's Grand Tetons and the almost magical influence that nature exerts on human lives. If you haven't yet read Tina Welling, you don't know what you've been missing. Start here! Start now!" -- Margaret Coel, author of The Spider's Web

"Tina Welling has done it again. Cowboys Never Cry is a big-hearted romp set against the gorgeous landscapes of the American West. Cassie Danner is a tough, generous, grieving protagonist. She also has a sense of humor as grand as the Tetons. This novel is a heady gallop through the tangled thickets of love." -- Alyson Hagy, author of Ghosts of Wyoming

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