Praise for Ranch & Family Press’s work:

Both for ourselves today and for countless generations to come, Heart & Soil is a treasure that will live on even as our land itself does. We couldn't be more pleased with the work you [Sharon] have done for us and for our beloved ranch, The T4 Cattle Company.

- Yetta Kohn Bidegain

Wow! You [Sharon] did a magnificent job with it. I never expected anything so fancy and perfectly put together. I will enjoy reading it and learning about our new found cousins.

- June McMains

The Bidegain book is on the coffee table. It is an icon. Had lunch with [our relation] Hal Negbaur yesterday and were both chatting about how mightily impressed we were with it. You did a great job. Thank you so much for all the other items you sent along. Truly appreciated. Should I come across anyone else who wants a [family] history I shall let them know where you are.

- William Levy

Great book, it's a work of art really! I'm honored to have my photos in there.

- Martin Langells


Ranch & Family Press received the following industry awards for Heart & Soil:

2010 Southwest Book Design & Production Awards:

  • First Place – Scholarly/Technical
  • First Place – Cover and Jacket Design
  • For more information, please visit www.nmbook.org.

2011 PubWest Book Design Awards:

  • Gold Award – Historical/Biographical Category
  • Silver Award – Adult Trade - Illustrated Category
  • Silver Award – Cover Design - Large Format Category
  • For more information please visit www.pubwest.org.