Time to declutter

April 2019 – Taking time off this month from book marketing and writing to declutter, shred, re-file, re-prioritize … simply put: spring clean.   (Photo: The Writer’s Circle)

Feeling grateful this Christmas

WISHING YOU A COZY CHRISTMAS wherever you are! On Christmas Eve, we’ll be by the fireplace with Whiskey Sours, grateful to still have each other’s company. (Photo: Bill’s Christmas card from December 1948, Flying M.E., Washoe Valley, Nevada.)

Balanchine – The City Center Years

8 of the world’s great ballet companies; 6 performances; 24 ballets (4 ballets per program) … that was BALANCHINE: THE CITY CENTER YEARS, Oct 31 – Nov 4. Thanks to Bill’s caregiver, and his best friend of 50+ years, and his son – who each took a shift so Bill was left alone for only…

My Little Balanchine Story

With the upcoming Balanchine Retrospective at New York City Center, here is my little Balanchine story… In 2000, Rodney Gustafson, artistic director of State Street Ballet, honored me with the opportunity to suggest an idea for a ballet. I proposed a suite of small ballets to songs sung by Frank Sinatra. I obtained permission from…

The Solomons Campaigns

“THE SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS” – Finalist in the Military Writers Society of America 2018 Awards

The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 by William L. McGee has been designated as a 2018 awards finalist by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). The award category – Gold, Silver, or Bronze – will be announced at MWSA’s General Membership Conference on November 9, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Sandra McGee, Bill’s publishing partner and wife,…

The Solomons Campaigns


A big thank-you to the Military Writers Society of America for the May 2018 review of The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943… Click to read review Since its publication in 2001, The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 has been repeatedly lauded as one of the most comprehensive books on all the campaigns fought in the Solomon Islands. “Enough gripping drama, heroism, and…

Last Post of 2017

In the Southwest, I’ve heard eating posole on New Year’s Eve will bring good luck in the new year. Simmering on our stove … Johnny D. Boggs’s Pork Posole from the Western Writers of America Cookbook published this year. I’m posting today so you’ll have time to shop, prepare and enjoy this delicious soup/stew with a…

A Christmas memory from Bill McGee

    December 1949 – As the year was coming to a close, I decided it was time to trade in my Levis and boots for Brooks Brothers suits … I left my wrangler job on the Flying M.E. dude ranch in Nevada, and with my new bride in tow (who I met on the…

Memorial Day art

Memorial Day – Their Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. The name Memorial Day was first used circa 1882, but did not become commonly used until after World War II.  Memorial Day was declared the official name by Federal […]

Western Writers of America Cookbook

Western Writers of America Cookbook

  New Release! Western Writers of America Cookbook With Bill McGee’s Award-Winning Chili and Sandra McGee’s Southwest Slaw This cookbook celebrates the Western tradition with more than 150 recipes, anecdotes, and stories from some of America’s most popular Western writers and personalities. There are recipes for drinks, appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and fun…

Cover Pacific Express

“PACIFIC EXPRESS” – 7th year on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List

For the seventh consecutive year, PACIFIC EXPRESS — THE CRITICAL ROLE OF MILITARY LOGISTICS IN WORLD WAR II, edited by William L. McGee with Sandra McGee, is on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List for Logistics. The books on the Commandant’s Professional Reading List are selected as most pertinent to critical thinking and professional development at…

Last Post of 2016

To all of our fabulous fans and followers who read our blog posts, our facebook posts, our email blasts … and our books … as they say on Masterpiece Theatre, “Thank you!” Wishing you and yours a warm and wonderful Holiday Season! -Bill and Sandra (Photos: Bill with moose antlers in Alaska; Sandra with reindeer antlers.)