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John Fahey

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Richard Harlan Miller

The Rancher
Dawn Nelson

 

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Dawn Nelson's True Cowgirl Stories

Dawn Nelson believes in going out with a bang and it is no different with her trilogy of short, true stories. Her multi-award winning first book, A Cowgirl Remembers When, came out firing on all chambers, A Cowgirl Never Forgets matched its pace and opened the doors for this new rapid fire collection of stories that will saddle you up beside Nelson as she rides the range in her last book of short, true stories.

The title says it all... Dawn shares her stories of cattle rustlers, horse traders, critters, city folk, idiots, and living the country life as a rancher, mother, author and cowgirl.

On the heels of her previous collections, the award winning, A Cowgirl Remembers When and A Cowgirl Never Forgets, Dawn shares what it’s like, and what it takes, to handle the ranch, the city, and the country as a genuine cowgirl. It’s Western wisdom, wit and humor at its best.

Dawn Nelson's Rancher Series #4

Wanted Dead or Alive, the 4th book in The Rancher Series. Auden Steele can ride, rope, and shoot with the best of them, but one thing she can’t do is set back time—if she could, she would. A terrible accident two years earlier left her a widow after only two weeks of marriage.

She has dedicated herself to be a widow with no hope of ever marrying again until a cougar attack sends one of the most attractive and interesting men she has ever met into her life.


Lance Wheeler is a game warden. He loves the animals and the solitude of his job but the attack in Washington has his department sending him out as a cougar specialist.

A two day drive, a wanted poster, and a fist fight finds him face to face with one of the most alluring women he has ever met. But he soon learns she is hardened by life and death and they are after the same thing out on the range—him with a tranquilizer gun and her with a real one.

A dangerous hunt and a terrible accident places them in each other’s arms; however, they still have one problem, Lance needs the cougar alive and Auden wants him dead. Can they come to an agreement before one of them does something that can’t be undone?

Spokane's Historic Cemeteries

Bob Dylan noted of cemeteries, “the past doesn't pass away so quickly here.” Whether you come to Spokane’s historic cemeteries as a mourner, for a moment of solitude, for poetic inspiration, as a visitor, or as a historical investigator, time indeed does not “pass away so quickly here.” This guide will assist both the genealogist and the reflective visitor in a definitive stroll through sixty historic and three pet cemeteries in the Spokane county area. It also has a wealth of information on the history of interesting people buried there and stories of long forgotten burial grounds. The history and stories of Spokane’s cemeteries are the definitive history and stories of Spokane itself. Enjoy!

Author John Caskey has visited cemeteries around the world in his thirty years of practicing International Law, including ancient and modern burial grounds in the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, and the ornate tombs of Europe. He is a historic preservation consultant for Spokane’s large community cemeteries, and has worked for both the preservation and historical appreciation of Spokane’s burial grounds.

John Caskey was educated at the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University. He has visited cemeteries and studied the burial practices of different cultures from many areas of the World. For several years, he has been the historic preservation officer for Fairmount Memorial Association in Spokane, Washington, the administrator of five of Spokane’s oldest community cemeteries. While working at Fairmount, he authored a scholarly study on Traditional Christian Funeral Customs and Burial Practices. He is a member of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society and the Westerners historical group. He lives in Spokane with his wife Catherine and their two dogs.