Phyliss Miranda  
- the "Code of the West" lives!

Braggin' Rights

Awards recognize the growth each writer experiences with new stories and articles. I'm proud of, as well as honored and humbled by, these honors and publishing credits because they recognize my growth as a writer.


My special letter written in 1944 from my Uncle brings home the meaning of Veteran's Day 2009. Painting the Town Red was published as a Web-Exclusive at


  • Writer of the Year 2007, Panhandle Professional Writers
  • Painting the Town Red won the Memoir category in the 2007 Frontiers in Writing competition.
  • The Displaced Texan won First Place Romance Novel in the 2004 Frontiers in Writing Contest, and third-place in Red River Romance Writers' 2004 Ticket to Write contest; coming out summer 2012 on Amazon as an Ebook; under its new name The Tycoon and the Texan 
  • No Time for Love (later published in "Give Me A Texan" anthology) won First Place, Historical-Western Novel division of the 2006 Frontiers in Writing competition;
  • 2003 recipient of the Jodi Thomas "The Write Spirit" Award;
  • 2002 recipient of the Jodi Thomas Scholarship to Frontiers in Writing Conference;
  • Dual finalist in the Booksellers' Best RWA Award in the novella category by the Greater Detroit RWA for Texas Flame and Away in a Manger;
  • HOLT Award of Merit winner for Away in a Manger in A Texas Christmas.

Publishing credits

  • Regular contributor to Panhandle Professional Writers' newsletter and blog;
  • Footprints on the Heart is published in the Range 'Riters ... An Anthology featuring the writers of the Texas Panhandle;
  • Articles When is it Okay . . . and How to Find It ... Your Writing Voice were quarterly features for Author Helper;  
  • Give Me A Texan still available
  • Give Me A Cowboy still available
  • Give Me A Texas Ranger still available
  • Give Me A Texas Outlaw still available 
  • A Texas Christmas still available
  • Be My Texas Valentine still available
  • The Tycoon and the Texan released September 2013
  • Wishing for a Cowboy coming November 1, 2013
  • The Troubled Texan coming March 6, 2014 

If you’d like an autographed copy of any of my books, please contact me.

Phyliss with her lovely granddaughter Emma

A website dedicated to western romance. From new book releases to our favorite subject ... cowboys ... to little known facts about the Old West, you’ll find it all here.

Come along for the ride, as I blog the first Tuesday of each month. But check my calendar because every now and again I meander around and just for the heck of it get all fired up about something extra to chat about. You never know what the Fillies at Wildflower Junction will be chawin’ on, but one thing you can bank on, it’ll be interesting.

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