MILANA MARSENICH

As a natural listener and a therapist, Milana Marsenich has witnessed amazing generosity and courage in others. She first witnessed this in her hometown of Butte, Montana, a mining town with a rich history and the setting for Copper Sky, her first novel.

Copper Sky was chosen as a Spur Award finalist for Best Western Historical Novel. She has an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.

 

Recent Articles

Censored Books: Montana Standard, February 20, 1995

Censored Books: Montana Standard, February 20, 1995

Last summer I was at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives to research a book that I am writing about Mary MacLane, Butte’s Wild Woman and Famed Literary Woman. I am lucky because Mary MacLane has been well-documented. When I asked for guidance in researching her, the director of the archives disappeared for a minute and came back with three file folders full of articles about Mary MacLane and the time during which she lived.

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A Wonderful Palm Reading

A Wonderful Palm Reading

While in Butte, Montana, conducting research for a book I’m writing, Mary MacLane: Butte’s Wild Woman and Her Wooden Heart, I came upon an article about The Queen of Palmistry, Madame Belmont. She had been visiting Butte for the last month and had aroused interest and suspicion in the mining community.

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A Dog Made Me Cry

A Dog Made Me Cry

A sweet message came through the veil, across the ethers to me. Sammy, my husky, passed away two years ago. Before she died, she spent fifteen years wandering Montana trails and climbing mountains with me. We had a good adventurous life together, and I am grateful for every minute of it. She was a sweet, beautiful soul who welcomed everyone she met.

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