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.
Molly B’Damn in Murray, Idaho On a fall trip from Polson, Montana to Walla Walla, Washington for a Women Writing the West conference, I stopped by Wallace, Idaho, one of Idaho’s famous mining towns. It is also one of the West’s most famous Red Light Districts. I was...read more
Peace on earth. It’s what I wish for as each New Year comes around. Yet, as wars continue across the world, we seem further and further from peace. There are wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen, to name a few. Russia just seized three Ukrainian Naval Vessels...read more
Since it is the end of the year, the time of year that people often share gifts as demonstrations of love and caring, I'm posting this piece that I first wrote for Don Jimmy Reviews. Books make great gifts. They transport people to other times and places, touching...read more