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."
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