Many wonderful authors - writers call Montana home. The authors are listed alphabetically.
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Montana Book Publishing Companies -- Here is a complete list of Montana's publishing compainies via Thomas J. Elpel's page.
A Montana based book publishing company ---- Design Revolutions Media, LLC --- They offer a wide range of services to help you create a high quality, marketable book, as well as tools and resources to help you gain exposure and build readership for your work. Services include editing, cover and interior design, promotional tools, manufacturing, merchandising placements on Amazon.com, and more.
Cowgirl Contemporary Fantasy --- A Ranch Brat's Book Blog about Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction. This blog is devoted to book reviews, publishing dos and don'ts, and more. It is created by Scooter Carlyle of Billings, Montana. She grew up on a large family farm and ranch in eastern Montana. She now teaches K-6 Music at a rural school and holds B.A. degrees in Music Education, Sociology/Anthropology, and an M.A. in Fine Arts. She loves fiction that breaks the canonical and sucks readers in like a bird into a Shop Vac. She has written choral music, a play, and two novels. Her current novel, The Rider of Nealra, is the first in the "Crooked Smile Woman" series
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Susan Bliler; born in Great Falls, Montana, to a mother of Native American ancestry and a father of Scots descent. She attended school in Great Falls and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Law from the University of Great Falls. Her first book is Territory, and her highly anticipated Sins of the Skin Walkers series is set to debut book one, Sins of the Skin Walkers: Monroe, in early 2012.
Angela Breidenbach; she is a bestselling Montana author and the host of Grace Under Pressure Radio. Angela serves nationally as the Christian Author Network’s (CAN) president. With a volume of appearances online, television, stage, and radio Angela loves to share her knowledge to help others.
Carol Buchanan; Flathead/Kalispell area, Before she could write, she would tell herself stories. Later as a teenager she wrote for the local Kalispell newspaper, The Daily Interlake. Since then she has written for newspapers and national magazines in the fields of Western history, horticulture, and equine journalism. She even wrote technical manuals about computer systems for a major aerospace company in Seattle, WA. Her first historical novel, God's Thunderbolt: The Vigilantes of Montana won the 2009 Spur Award for Best First Novel from the Western Writers of America. Her second historical novel, Gold Under Ice (the sequel to God's Thunderbolt), has been published to glowing reviews. Her site has far more to it then the usual biography and book information. Check out her blog and commentaries.
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John Clayton; Nonfiction writer John Clayton has worked for clients ranging from National Geographic to Harvard Business School publishing. His work covers Western history, environment, and literature, as well as advanced management communications techniques. He now calls central Montana home. Check out his new book The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline Lockhart (Women in the West) .
Casey Dawes; Casey Dawes is a multi-published romance and non-fiction author, writing on everything from IBM software to sweet romance set on California's Central coast. Her latest book is California Homecoming. She's had an eclectic life, including teaching junior high in Browning, Montana, working in theater in Massachusetts,and traveling the world improving database performance. Currently, she lives in Missoula where she's a business coach, quilter, and author.
Thomas J. Elpel; He had the rare opportunity as a child to spend hundreds of hours with his grandmother exploring the hills and meadows of southwest Montana. Tom’s grandmother helped him to learn about the native plants and native skills, igniting a passion for nature that has inspired Tom ever since. Tom is the founder and director of Green University, LLC and Outdoor Wilderness Living School (OWLS) in Pony, Montana. He is the author of several books about wilderness survival, nature, and sustainable living, including Foraging the Mountain West and Participating in Nature. He has also produced several videos on topics ranging from wilderness survival to slipform stone masonry.
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Diana Pharaoh Francis; fantasy writer; She was raised on a cattle ranch in Northern California where she taught herself to ride a horse at the age of six. She has a Ph.D. in Victorian literature and currently teaches literature and writing at the University of Montana-Western. She lives in Montana with her husband, son and an oversized lapdog. Path of Fate is her first novel.
Pete Fromm; Great Falls, Montana. Pete Fromm is a 4 time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for his books As Cool As I Am, How All this Started, Dry Rain, and Indian Creek Chronicles. Find books by Pete Fromm HERE!
Paul Gebow; Having served as a medic in Vietnam, Paul writes about what he personally experienced, what he saw in others, what he heard others say about their time served, and the general effect that war has on a soldier. "Odes to Vietnam Vets", was finished in April 2007 and Star Printing of Miles City, Montana handled the printing. Paul dedicated his book "to those who did not come back", and it is evident throughout this book that there are different levels of loss, which he covers in the nine odes. Please check it out!
Kevin S Giles; He was raised in Deer Lodge, Montana, in the shadow of the territorial-era state prison. Kevin is a journalism graduate of the University of Montana in Missoula and has worked as a reporter, editor and designer for six daily newspapers in the United States and Australia. He’s written two nonfiction books, Jerry’s Riot: The True Story of Montana’s 1959 Prison Disturbance, and Flight of the Dove: The Story of Jeannette Rankin.
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Margaret F Johnson; Missoula, Montana. She taught drama at Sentinel High School in Missoula, Mt. for 37 years directing over 190 productions from children’s theatre to full-blown musicals like Fiddler On the Roof, Godspell, and Sound Of Music.” Honors have included being inducted into the Montana Forensic Educators Hall of Fame, the Theatre Educator of the Year award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montana Theatre Education Association and more. Margaret was born and raised in the small farming community of Glasgow, Montana. And her guidance lead to the success of many of her students. Check out her Drama Teachers Survival Guides.
Jane Susann MacCarter; Livingston, Montana author. Jane Susann MacCarter is a Montana-based writer. MacCarter came into her own once she moved to New Mexico. There, she hobnobbed with psychic channelers and endangered species biologists, billionaires and game wardens. Author of an earlier nonfiction nature guide and later a self-published novel, MacCarter is now working under a traditional publishing arrangement with Omnific Publishing (pairing with Simon & Schuster) to release her YA novel TWICE UPON A KISS in mid-June 2015.
John Maclean; author of two previous award-winning books on disastrous wildfires, has written a third – this one chronicling the Thirtymile Fire that killed four firefighters in 2001 in northeast Washington. The fire, which initially appeared to be a quick suppression effort with a bit of mop-up, spiraled out of control into a disaster fire that burned over 9,000 acres. Four young firefighters were killed, several others were injured, and another was severely burned but managed to survive. Maclean is both a journalist and a gifted storyteller; he spent much of his 30-year career in Washington, D.C., as a Chicago Tribune correspondent covering national and international news. But for a man whose early career was in the Midwest and the nation's capital, Maclean's still a Western boy, linked by his family's ties to Montana, where he spent much of his youth.
Kat Martin; Missoula, Montana. Kat is the bestselling author of thirty Historical and Contemporary Romance novels. Before she started writing in 1985, Kat was a real estate broker. During that time, she met her husband, Larry Jay Martin, also an author. Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and History.
M K McClintock; She is the award-winning author of several books and short stories, including the popular "Montana Gallagher" series, the “Crooked Creek” series set in post-Civil War Montana, and highly-acclaimed "British Agent" novels. She spins tales of romance, adventure, and mystery set in the 1800s. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, she lives and writes in Montana.
Lesley Ann McDaniel; raised in Missoula, Montana. More details to follow about an exciting Montana book series that will be out in April. Until then, check out her short stories and book reviews and more on here website.
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Susan Overfield; North of Great Falls. She is nationally known for her behavioral obedience training for dogs. She teachs owners a proven method that dogs understand, can achieve and maintain. So immediate is the change in the dog's behavioral response and so full of common sense and information about dogs and how they think is Overfield's behavioral obedience training for dogs, that owners, as well as some dog trainers, shelters and rescue personnel, are changing their teaching methods to this form of obedience training for dogs with amazing and positive results for all. Check out her book Saturday Dogs.
Maggie Plummer; Montana, Along the winding trail to becoming a novelist, she has worked as a journalist, book publicist, book editor, census enumerator, school bus driver, field interviewer, waitress, post office clerk, fish processor, library clerk, retail salesperson, Good Humor (ice cream) girl, fishing boat first mate, race horse hot walker, apple picker, and bus girl. She is the author of PASSING IT ON: VOICES FROM THE FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION. She also wrote a SPIRITED AWAY - A NOVEL OF THE STOLEN IRISH, that paints an intimate portrait of 1650s Irish slavery in the Caribbean.
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Gary D Robson; In 2001, he set aside 20 years of technical and entrepreneurial management and moved to Montana to focus on his writing and purchase Red Lodge Books (which is now Red Lodge Books & Tea). His list of publications includes over two dozen books and technical manuals, and hundreds of articles for magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and Web sites. He has written for a wide variety of publications, from the World Book Encyclopedia to Renaissance magazine, on subjects ranging from cattle to computer hacking.
W. J. Ross; Montana, She has lived in Montana for 50 years, and learned to fly at 37. She later became a commercial pilot and flight instructor. While teaching hundreds of student pilots to fly, she also flew game management flights for the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Division, and spent 15 years as a summertime fire patrol pilot.
She is the author of Who Fears the Wolf? In the first volume of a mystery series, pilot Leigh McIntyre lands in the Montana wilderness on a volunteer mission that propels her into dangerous encounters deep in the woods.
Russell Rowland; Born in Bozeman, Montana, in 1957 and now in Billings. His first novel, In Open Spaces, made the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and was named among the "Best of the West 2002" by the Salt Lake City Tribune. It received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Rowland's second novel, The Watershed Years, was recently released and has garnered rave reviews. The Missoulian says, "Rowland writes with precision about the fabric of people’s lives – fabric that sometimes flutters smoothly, but that sometimes is tattered by family conflicts." He teaches at Montana State University and with the Gotham Writers' Workshops [writingclasses.com].
Susan Campbell Reneau; of Blue Mountain, Montana outside Missoula is the author of the book, Colorado’s Biggest Bucks and Bulls and Other Great Colorado Big Game, First, Second and Third Editions. She is also the author and editor of 21 other books on western history and big-game hunting. In Washington, D.C. she edited and coordinated the production of 48 higher education books for the American Association of Junior and Community Colleges and wrote for many publications. She holds a M.S. in Business Marketing and Public Relations from American University, Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in Elementary Education and Speech Communications from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. She has lived with her husband Jack in Missoula, Montana from September 20, 1992 to the present (October 8, 2013). She is the wife of Jack Reneau who she married at Shove Chapel in Colorado Springs on April 6, 1974 and is the mother of three sons. Her third son, Richard, is the co-author of the third edition of Colorado’s Biggest Bucks and Bulls. Susan grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Wasson High School. You can enjoy information about her current book at ColoradosBiggestBucksAndBulls.com. She is also business development officer for Outdoor Trails Media and the weekly hunting, fishing and outdoor show, “The Revolution with Jim and Trav” that is heard on 420 radio and cable stations around the U.S. and on American Forces Network that is heard on all military bases and embassy compounds around the world. The weekly radio show is heard by 17 million people. Check out that website at OutdoorTrailsNetwork.com.
Fran Tabor; Kalispell, Montana. She has lived for about the last 30 years in Kalispell where she has run a local retail business and raised two daughters. (She has also lived in Great Falls, Bozeman, and Missoula.) Her business experience is the inspiration for her first book,Live Abundantly!: Business Lessons from the Bible Everyone knows that businesses can have high and low points but the economy is not always the reason. When the economy was going good she saw her business suffer. Now that the economy isn't doing as well her business is doing well. Why? She had departed from the basic principles found in the ultimate business information book, The Bible, and now she has returned to those basics. This book spells out those ideas in a very easy to read and follow format. It is available here!