Author and Historian
Publisher, Speaker andTeacher
My passion is to bring to light women's stories from the past and the present through my writing, story-telling and publishing.
I am especially drawn to the
history of women. I find immense delight in seeking out the forgotten women in history.
As I've researched and written my books, I have come to know and love
the people I write about. Their lives have mostly been forgotten and
they want to be remembered; I am simply the conduit to pass on the
stories of their lives.
Barbara Tuchman defines history as
“simply a good story” and I’m convinced there are many good stories
about women in history, whether in your own family, in your communities, and
throughout the west. Everyone needs to know their heritage in
order to appreciate their own place in history.
We need connections to the past to bring balance and peace to our lives. Each of us stand on the shoulders of those who came
before, and as such, we have a solemn obligation to make our small
corner of the world a better place for all those who come after us.
I'm excited about my new Publishing Company. Click on the link to learn how I can help you publish your memoirs and/or family history.
I share my historical and writing musings with you on my blog "Inside My Studio."
Check out my History Programs then contact me to set up a presentation for your community group or class.
I always have books-in progress as well as my four books about local history, so take a peak at My Books page.
My Events page keeps you up-to-date on my comings and goings. I am excited to be a presenter at the Pueblo Community College - Fremont Campus, for the 8th year. I teach classes on local history, women's history and memoir writing.
Because I live in and have extensively researched Fremont County Colorado, I've included a short history of the Penrose Area, where I live. There are also brief biographies of the twenty-five "Pioneer Women of Beaver Creek."
Pearl's field trip will become an annual event, taking place in June each year to commemorate the demise of Pearl DeVere, madame of Cripple Creek.
"What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open."
I've been a great many things in my life - middle school librarian, museum curator and local history exhibitor as well as a substitute teacher and health food store owner.
I'm also a quilter, gardener and an avid reader!
I graduated in 2005 with two Associate Degrees, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts, from Pueblo Community College. At present I am slowly working my way towards an Interdisciplinary Bachelor's Degree in History and Women's Studies from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.
I currently serve on
the Price Pioneer Museum Board, am a member of the Fremont County Historical Society and the Belltower Cultural Center. I'm also a member of Women Writing the West and Story Circle Network.
I live at Treehouse Farm in rural Colorado, with my husband Dale and my youngest daughter Emma. I am the proud mother of nine extraordinary children, twenty-three remarkable
grandchildren and two sweet great-grandchildren.