There is much controversy, confusion, and embellishment when it comes to the Wild West icon Calamity Jane. Etulain and McLaird set the record straight.
“Do field research.” First-time Festival attendee and winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Tom Bouman gives simple advice to aspiring authors.
Rebecca Johnson is no stranger to what makes science both fascinating and, at times, cringe-worthy. Curiosity drives Johnson’s science writing for young people.
'Pioneer Girl' is as hot as Ma’s johnny cakes. Rejected by editors in the 1930s, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s biography has become a runaway best-seller.
John Dufresne’s advice to aspiring writers is to pick a word and begin. The mystery/crime genre author says the ideas for his novels often stem from “trouble”.
Hasselstrom, a Hermosa native, draws inspiration from nature and understands the key role nature plays in the writing process.
Inspiration can strike from a most unexpected place. An anonymous photo led Ann Weisgarber to two works of historical fiction and a passion for stories untold.
Hautman is an award-winning author armed with a quick wit, a lengthy list of works, and a wide variety in audience, not to mention an avid love of mushrooms!
An Ojibwe elder once said, ‘People learn best by stories, because stories lodge deep in the heart.’ Writing fiction based on history, Kent Nerburn tells stories.
Readers and writers alike believe the past has a certain hold over us. Lane Dolly refuses to allow history to elude her and relishes in elucidating the unknown.
The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
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