I’ll be at the Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver June 26-28. This is my second time attending the conference, and I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new. I knew I had to go this year because Denver is a key setting in my upcoming novel The Silver Baron’s Wife.
I first learned about Colorado’s Baby Doe Tabor when I was seven years old, on a family vacation. I still have the postcards we bought then. In one, she’s regal in an ermine coat. In another she’s dowdy in an overcoat and cap, in front of a shack at the Matchless Mine in Leadville, where she lived the last 35 years of her life.