Carmen Peone loves to write inspirational stories of hope, healing, and horses. Sprinkled with a good helping of romance. 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. With a bit of a competitive spirit, she enjoys the occasional Extreme Cowboy Challenge and Mountain Trail Competitions.
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 Carmen’s Latest, you will receive two free gifts as a thank you: A Horse Lover’s Manifesto and a short story, Arami’s Hope.
Carmen is represented by Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency.
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Catch her on Ask the Author Podcast with Russel Sherrard where they talk about life, family, faith, inspiration, and, of course, books: Click Here
Carmen Peone’s Credits:
Columnist for the Silverado Express Newspaper, Colville, WA, Across the River
Member of Women Writing the West since 2012:
Secretary 2014 and 2015
Marketing Chair 2016
Past President 2019
Carmen is an award-winning author who lives in Northeast Washington on the Colville Indian Reservation with her husband, dog, and horses and has since 1988. After working with tribal elder Marguerite Ensminger and learning the Arrow Lakes Language and various cultural traditions of the Sinyekst or Arrow Lakes band of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Indians, she decided to write. Carmen writes about the beauty of the reservation and the wonderful people who live within its bounds.
With a degree in abnormal psychology, the thought of writing never entered her mind, until she married her husband and moved to the reservation after graduating college from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Abnormal Pshychology.
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