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Forgotten Female Felons program

hosted by Fremont County Historical Society

Sunday January 21st, 2024, 2 - 4 pm, in

Canon City. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

My short story "MAYFIELD" was the third place finalist in the LAURA Short Fiction Award for 2023.

Here is the link to read all three winning stories

The story is part of my Work-In-Progress book   "Forgotten Female Felons coming in 2024.
This award is sponsored by WOMEN WRITING THE WEST, a wonderful writing organization for over 29 years.

I am proud and honored to receive this award.

FORGOTTEN FEMALE FELONS is a book of short fiction stories about the early women incarcerated in the Territorial, then Colorado State Prison, from roughly 1872 to the early 1900s. The bones of the stories are based on facts, then woven with elements of history, culture, and human nature, specifically female.

Stuart has created a unique book about an overlooked piece of the American west. These women’s stories are just as valid, real, and interesting as the explorers, soldiers, and cowboys.

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