Thank you Katheryn for having me today. I’m going to talk about where the ideas for some of my books came from.
I have a western series of books, set in Creede, Colorado. This is a real town and has been around since the late 1800’s. I set my books here on a ranch that is still in existence today, though it is a dude ranch now not a working ranch. My parents met on this ranch in the early 1940’s. It was still a real working ranch then as well as a ‘dude’ ranch.
My mother came up from Texas with a young boy she was caring for. She was called a nursemaid. Now we would call her a nanny. He had asthma and could breathe better at the higher altitudes. Probably because the air was drier and cleaner. Less dust. Anyway, she and the boy stayed for the summer.