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Carmen Peone Short Bio
Carmen Peone is an award-winning author of Young Adult Adventure 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.
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Carmen is represented by Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency
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Books and Book Media Kits
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, her Carmen’s niece was murdered. By who? 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.
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 photo shoots. And don’t forget grandkids!
Women Writing The West LAURA Short Fiction
Will Rogers Medallion Award
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