Idaho Madams

Idaho Madams

I didn’t mean for my popular history book, Idaho Madams, to come out so close to my historical novel, Beautiful Ghost. But that is what happened. I am excited about Beautiful Ghost, and I’m excited about Idaho Madams. I love the cover. I love the covers of...
Wings Like a Prayer: The Swan Keeper

Wings Like a Prayer: The Swan Keeper

Wings like a Prayer “This Story has Wings like a prayer” is what a reviewer said of my novel, The Swan Keeper. Reading that line made me so happy. He captured exactly what I had tried to do in the book. Years ago, I read Mary Renault’s book, The King Must...
Counted Blessings: Thoughts Of My Mother

Counted Blessings: Thoughts Of My Mother

At my second wedding, a guest asked my mother if she cried. My mother wore her oxygen tank over a champagne-colored dress. Her lungs filled with fluid. She moved slowly and with caution. “How could I cry when she looks so happy?” she said. As she was too sick to...
The Good Heart of Butte

The Good Heart of Butte

In January of 2020, just before the coronavirus swept the nation, the Belgrade, MT Chapter of PEO International invited me to do a presentation about my novel, Copper Sky, and the history of Butte, Montana. The fundraiser, Books and Bites, supports educational...
Molly B’Damn in Murray, Idaho

Molly B’Damn in Murray, Idaho

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...

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