Kathleen Morris

Kathleen Morris lives and writes in the desert Southwest. She is an aficionado of Western history and loves spending time in southeastern Arizona, following in the footsteps of the people she writes about. "The Lily of the West" is her novel of the life of Kate Haroney, aka Big Nose Kate, and her story "Mary Mary Quite Contrary" is included in the anthology "Contention". She firmly believes the key to good historical fiction is diligent research about the places and people she writes about. She is a graduate of Prescott College and has taught writing and editing at Phoenix College.

A little Christmas Gift: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”, a short western story

This story was included in the Five Star’s 2019 anthology “Contention and Other Frontier Stories” and I was proud to be included with some well-known wonderful authors. Hope you enjoy it. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Kansas, 1876 If they came back tonight, I’d kill them both. I brushed the hair off my face, dirt mingling …

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Book Review: Where the Wildflowers Dance by Phil Mills, Jr.

Something very special happens when a writer clearly loves the place he writes about, weaving his characters from the very fabric of the land — crystal streams, majestic mountains, trees that whisper in the breeze, and wildflowers and prairie grasses that do, indeed, dance in the wind. Phil Mills, Jr. is a master of description …

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Writing to Remember: The Women Writing the West Conference 2019: San Antonio, Texas

Writers are solitary beasts, in the main. Luring them away from their desks and studies isn’t an easy task, but Women Writing the West’s conferences are a sure bet. Here, we can meet other writers, talk about our work, read theirs, exchange ideas and meet the people we usually only interact with via email and …

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