Sunday, May 03, 2009

May New Releases

General William Palmer
Railroad Pioneer
By Joyce B. Lohse

"General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer", by Joyce B. Lohse, is the latest title and the thirteenth book in the popular series "Now You Know Bios" from Filter PressPalmer Lake, Colorado. Joyce Lohse, a member of Women Writing the West and administrator for the organization, has written four biographies for the series. Her subjects include Dr. Justina Ford, educator Emily Griffith, and adventurer Margaret "Molly" Brown, as well as a duo-biography about the First Governor and First Lady of Colorado, John and Eliza Routt. Joyce, who combines her background in journalism and genealogy, accepted induction last spring into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame on behalf of Eliza Routt. Her work has also won a silver WILLA award from Women Writing the West, and two awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

General William Palmer was a Colorado pioneer who was founder of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the city of Colorado Springs, and was instrumental in Colorado's growth during its formative years. The story also features his wife, Queen Palmer, who started the first school in Colorado Springs, and helped settle the area with her husband. The series, appropriate for young adult readers, appeals to history buffs of all ages. List price for "Now You Know Bios" is $8.95 each. Publisher Filter Press is a publisher-member of Women Writing the West, and publisher of several titles by WWW members.

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