VJ Books Presents Author Margaret Coel!
Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation and featuring Jesuit priest Father John O'Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden.
She is a native Coloradan who hails from a pioneer Colorado family. The West " the mountains, plains, and vast spaces " are in her bones, she says. She moved out of Colorado on two occasions " to attend Marquette University and to spend a couple of years in Alaska. Both times she couldn't wait to get back.
Along with the Wind River mystery series, Margaret Coel is the author of five non-fiction books including the award-winning Chief Left Hand. This biography of an Arapaho chief and history of the Arapahos in Colorado has never gone out of print. The Colorado Historical Society has included both Chief Left Hand and Margaret's memoir-history of railroading in Colorado, Goin' Railroading (which she wrote with her father, Samuel F. Speas) among the best 100 books on Colorado history.
Her articles on the West have appeared in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, American Heritage of Invention & Technology, Creativity! and many other publications. Speaking engagements on the people and places she loves best have taken her around the country and as far away as Australia. She visits the Wind River Reservation every year, "just to catch up with my Arapaho friends."
She writes in a small study in her home on a hillside in Boulder. The window frames a view of the Rocky Mountains and the almost-always blue sky. A herd of deer are usually grazing just outside, and one summer a couple of years ago, a mountain lion made its home closeby.
Margaret Coel Bibliography
The Wind River Mysteries Starring Vicky Holden & Father John O’Malley Series
The Eagle Catcher - 1995
- The Ghost Walker - 1996
- The Dream Stalker - 1997
- The Story Teller - 1998
- The Lost Bird - 1999
- The Spirit Woman - 2000
- The Thunder Keeper - 2001
- The Shadow Dancer - 2002
- Killing Raven - 2003
- Wife of Moon - 2004
- Eye of Wolf - 2005
- The Drowning Man - 2006
- The Girl with Braided Hair - 2007
- The Silent Spirit - 2009
- The Spider's Web - 2010
- Buffalo Bill's Dead Now - 2012
- Killing Custer - 2013
- Night of the White Buffalo - 2014
- The Man Who Fell from the Sky - 2015
- Winter's Child - September 2016
Catherine McLeod Series
- Blood Memory - 2008
- The Perfect Suspect - 2011
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