Honors and rewards

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 This is me with my publisher, Nancy Curtis of High Plains Press at the 

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show, Denver Sept. 

25, 2009 where Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West won the 

award for Regional Reference.  

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Wyoming Arts Council -Neltje Blanchan Award – 2004

 An award given annually to a writer whose work is inspired by nature.

Judge, Bill Roorbach, said: “This is lyrical, passionate, and often surprising writing, full of love for natural Wyoming, but bigger than that somehow, reaching for ideas that encompass all the struggles that any encounter with nature is going to bring.”

WILLA Literary Award -2009 Finalist for Nonfiction Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West

 "The WILLA Literary Awards, which celebrate the finest books published about the Women’s West during 2008, are sponsored by Women Writing the West. These awards are given in honor of author Willa Cather to books that meet the high standards she set decades ago." 

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Regional Book Award  -2009

 Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West  

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association comprises more than 250 booksellers, publishers and wholesalers in 12 states: Arizona, California, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Its annual award honors outstanding books set in this region.

ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award -2009

 Finalist in the History category.
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West

   

Wyoming State Historical Society 2009 Awards

 Non-fiction Publications: Honorable Mention
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West