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Laurie Marr Wasmund watched a single volume of her historical novel blossom into a trilogy

Laurie Marr Wasmund grew up on a cattle ranch in Colorado. She holds an M.A. in literature from the University of Denver. She has worked as an editor, community college instructor, and national writing workshop presenter. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines such as Cimarron Review and Weber Studies. She is the author […]

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When an Ivy League chemistry professor agreed to move West, the mining industry changed forever

When studying for her Ph.D., Ellen Kingman Fisher worked with a collection of letters written by Nathaniel Hill in the 1860s. Intrigued, she used the letters to write “Hill’s Gold,” Gold, a historical novel about the early marriage of Nathaniel and Alice Hill.  Dr. Fisher was a senior program officer with the Gates Family Foundation […]