About the Author


I live in Northeast Washington on the Colville Indian Reservation with my husband, dogs, and horses and have since 1988. Tribal Elder Marguerite Ensminger taught me to love learning the Arrow Lakes Language and various cultural traditions of the Sinyekst or Arrow Lakes band of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Indians. I have owned and trained my own horses for thirteen years and have competed in local Extreme Challenge Competitions for three years. We have four grown sons and seven grandchildren. With a degree in abnormal psychology, the thought of writing never entered my mind, until I married my husband and moved to the reservation after finishing college at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. I have come to love the people and their heritage and wanted to create a legacy for my sons and grandchildren including their culture and our family’s Christian faith.

I believe in adventure and its benefits.

I am an award-winning author of the LAURA Short-fiction Contest. Read Queen of the Hill.

I invite you to meet with me on a couple Mondays a month by subscribing to my blog and learn about kids, great fiction, and the outdoors. When you sign up for my blog, you will receive two free gifts: A Horse Lover’s Manifesto and The Westen Women’s Manifesto.

Let’s gallop into adventure together!

Member of Women Writing the West since 2012:

Secretary 2014 and 2015

Marketing Chair 2016

President-Elect 2016-2017

President 2017-2018

Change of Heart is the first of three Young Adult books in this series: The Heart Trilogy.  Heart of Courage is my second book and the third is Heart of Passion.

Delbert’s Weir is the first book of The Garner Siblings Trilogy.

~Step Up and Step On

Make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy. ~Ray Hunt


4 Responses to About the Author

  1. Carmen Peone January 30, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Shanna Hatfield! I appreciate your support. It was a pleasure!

  2. Carmen Peone January 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you, Andrea for hosting me and Delbert’s Weir!


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