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Carmen Peone Short Bio

Carmen Peone is an award-winning author of Young Adult Adventure and Contemporary Western Romance. She lives in Northeast Washington and on the Colville Confederated Indian Reservation with her husband and horses.

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, love, and faith into her stories that lead to happily ever after.

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Gentling the Cowboy

Carmen is represented by Linda S. Glaz Literary Agency.

Carmen Peone Headshot

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Speaker’s Packet

Books and Book Media Kits

Carmen Peone Books

Book Media Kits

Sample Q&A

Why Healing, Hope and Horses?

Why do Carmen’s books and curriculum include healing, hope and horses? What are her books about and why do readers claim their lives are changed by books like Girl Warrior, Change of Heart, and Lillian’s Legacy?

Living Life with Her Husband on the Colville Indian Reservation

From college to the reservation. What’s the connection between her family and her husband’s reservation? What influence does her life on the reservation have on her books?

Why the Switch from Young Adult Adventure to Contemporary Western Romance?

On September 11th, 2009, Carmen’s niece passed away. How? How did this inspire her first romantic suspense series? Where is she going from here?

Riding Horses and Writing Books

How has owning and training horses helped Carmen write authentic books? How do her horses keep her calm during her literary storms? How did they inspire the racing horses in her young adult workbooks?

Pounding Trails for Her Western Books

Carmen is an avid researcher, relying on first-hand experiences to tell her stories. Go behind the scenes to learn how Carmen researched horse races, ranching, medicine, and the missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Corralling the Colts

Raising four sons, directing an afterschool program, ministering in her local church, writing adventure stories? How did Carmen wrangle her boys and each area of her life? Carmen discusses priorities and learning to lasso a stress-free life.

The Art of Play

Carmen has a tendency to work long and hard. But she also knows how to close her laptop and play. From beading to photography – including some of her photo cards, book covers and photoshoots. And don’t forget grandkids! 


Women Writing The West LAURA Short Fiction

Will Rogers Medallion Award

Links to Social Media

Follow her on Bookbub! bookbub.com/authors/carme… And Goodreads: goodreads.com/author/show/4862063.Carmen_Peone

You can connect with Carmen on Instagram: Facebook: facebook.com/CarmenEPeone
or Twitter: twitter.com/carmenpeone or Instagram: instagram.com/jcpeone

View the media kits for my young adult books:

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