Tucson Festival of Books

Wild and Wicked Women of the American West


Two western historians share tales of the most notorious, mischievous, and wayward ladies on the Frontier – from soiled doves to suffragettes.


Panelists
Chris Enss

Chris Enss is a New York Times best-selling 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, three Foreword Review Magazine Book Awards, the Laura Downing Journalism Award and a Willa Cather Award from Women Writing the West for scholarly nonfiction....

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Sherry Monahan

Sherry Monahan became enchanted with food at a young age. Her paternal grandfather was a cook at a lumber camp and her father and aunts and uncles loved to cook. She studied home economics in middle school and fell in love....

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Books:
The Doctor Was a Woman
Stories of the First Female Physicians on the Frontier
Chris Enss
History / Biography
TwoDot
January 2024
ISBN 9781493062928
224 pages
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An Open Secret
The Story of Deadwood's Most Notorious Bordellos
Chris Enss
History / Biography
TwoDot
May 2023
ISBN 9781493061464
tp, 198 pages
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Mrs. Earp
The Wives and Lovers of the Earp Brothers
Sherry Monahan
History / Biography
TwoDot
December 2013
ISBN 9780762788354
176 pages