Here's a sampling of High Plains titles on Wyoming and the West: history, outlaws and lawmen, women, poetry, memoirs, and other perspectives of the West. For more information click on the image of the book.
Follow the Boys of Company K to Wyoming during the Civil War.
The inside story of the life of Butch Cassidy.
Poems that will change the way the world looks at women in ranching.
A side of the military you never read about—the official U.S. Army Laundresses.
Did Tom Horn commit the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell for which he was hanged?
The story of the horse that became the symbol of Wyoming
A risky living from Indians and explorers.
A road trip for a cause...on a donkey.
The first book in Lori Van Pelt’s “Dreamers & Schemers” series. See also Capital Characters of Old Cheyenne.
Lori Van Pelt offers profiles of thirty-one famous and little-known men and women whose behavior helped shape Carbon County. Their achievements are obvious to some, obscure to others, but relevant to all who want to learn more about Wyoming.
Meet the colorful dreamers and schemers of historic Carbon County, Wyoming:
"The author . . . has done a good job in gleaning data from personal memoirs, popular histories, newspapers, and other miscellaneous publications. . . . [A] delight to read and even serious scholars will find tidbits of information to satisfy their intellectual curiosity."
••Annals of Wyoming
Lori Van Pelt is the unusual writer who has found success in writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, all three.
She is the author of Amelia Earhart: The Sky’s No Limit (Forge, American Heroes series, 2005), named to the New York Public Library’s “Best Books for the Teen Age 2006” list. She is also the author of the Wyoming-based Dreamers and Schemers historical nonfiction series, including Dreamers and Schemers: Profiles from Carbon County Wyoming’s Past and Capital Characters of Old Cheyenne: Dreamers and Schemers. Her award-winning nonfiction articles have appeared in a variety of national and regional publications, including the WREN (Wyoming Rural Electric News), WWA’s Roundup, True West, and Aviation History.
Her short fiction has been published in a number of national anthologies, and the lead story in her own collection, Pecker’s Revenge and Other Stories from the Frontier’s Edge (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Short Fiction in 2006. Her short story “The Wild-Eyed Witness” earned recognition as a Spur Finalist for Best Short Fiction in 2008.
Both Lori and her husband, Eugene, were featured in the television documentary series Cowboys and Outlaws airing on The History Channel. Filming for this episode took place on the Walck Ranch, their cattle ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming.
In addition, Lori is a recipient of a 2010 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council. She is an active member of Western Writers of America.
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