Carmen Peone loves to write inspirational stories of hope, healing, & horses that lead to happily ever after.
She is one of the few authors who has not always dreamed of writing. It found her. Spupaleena, Carmen’s character in the True to Heart Trilogy hounded her until she told her story. Carmen soon learned how much she loved writing and creating stories with strong female characters.

Besides Carmen’s infinite love for her Dingo Daisy Mae, may she now rest in peace, she loves horses. They brighten dark days, get creative juices flowing when in a slump, and put smiles on the faces of those who visit with them. You can see Buck and Cash on the covers of the True to Heart Trilogy.

You are invited to subscribe to Carmen’s blog and learn about various cultural traditions and life on the reservation, as well as, Incredible Western Women and fellow author’s new releases. Posts come twice a month. When you sign up for Connect with Carmen, you can receive 3 gifts as a thank you: Gentling the Cowboy, a contemporary Western romance novella; A Horse Lover’s Manifesto; and a contemporary Western romance short story, Arami’s Hope.

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Carmen is represented by Linda S. Glaz Literary Agency.

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Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pies: The Old West Baking Book 

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Carmen Peone’s Credits:

Columnist for the Silverado Express Newspaper, Colville, WA, Across the River

Member of Women Writing the West since 2012: Check out WWW’s Book Corral

Secretary 2014 and 2015

Marketing Chair 2016

President-Elect 2017

President 2017-2018

Past President 2019

Member of Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers

Member of Western Writers of America

Member of American Christian Fiction Writers 

Carmen Peone is an award-winning author of Young Adult and Contemporary Romance and has lived in Northeast Washington and on the Colville Confederated Indian Reservation.

She had worked with a Tribal Elder, Marguerite Ensminger, for three years learning the Arrow Lakes Language and various cultural traditions, which led to her writing career.

With a degree in abnormal psychology, the thought of writing never entered her mind, until she married her husband and they moved to the reservation after college.

With the love of history and the Western woman’s lifestyle, she weaves threads of hope, family, relationships, and faith into her stories. With threads of romance.


Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your Creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

~ Bradley Whitford