Tucson Festival of Books

Chris Enss

Chris Enss is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing about women of the Old West for more than 30 years. She has penned more than 50 published books on the subject. Her work has been honored with nine Will Rogers Medallion Awards, two Elmer Kelton Book Awards, an Oklahoma Center for the Book Award and was a Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist. Her books "Thunder Over the Prairie," "The Death Row All Stars," and "The Trials of Annie Oakley" have been optioned by major production companies for feature films. Enss’s most recent works are "According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate, Love of Doc Holliday," "No Place for a Woman: The Struggle for Suffrage in the Wild West," "Iron Women: The Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad" and "Straight Lady: The Life and Times of Margaret Dumont."

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Awards: Academy of Western Artists Elmer Kelton Book Award, Oklahoma Historical Society Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History, Western Writers of America Spur Finalist, True West Magazine Best Historical Non-Fiction Author 2017

Communities: Tucsonan

Scheduled events:
Women of the West
The women of the West don't often get their due, but they certainly will today. In this session, our authors describe the hell-raisers, trailblazers and remarkable heroines that helped make the West what it has become today.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bob Boze Bell, Jana Bommersbach, Wynne Brown, Chris Enss
Moderator: Stuart Rosebrook, PhD

The Widowed Ones
Beyond the Battle of the Little Bighorn
History / Biography
Globe Pequot Press/Two Dot
June 2022
ISBN 9781493045945
hc, 208 pages

The Trials of Annie Oakley
History / Biography
Two Dot Books
April 2022
ISBN 9781493063772
tp, 200 pages