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Ellen Notbohm

Portland, Oregon
An internationally renowned author in both fiction and nonfiction, Ellen Notbohm's work has informed, inspired, and delighted millions in more than twenty languages. Her award-winning novel The River by Starlight, set in the waning years of the Montana frontier era, weaves a sweeping century-old tale of passion, unimaginable loss, resilience, and redemption embodied in one woman’s tenacious quest for self-determination in the face of devastating misfortune and social injustice. Based on a true story, its themes of women’s health, gender inequity, climate disaster and economic boom-and-bust remain powerfully and painfully relevant today.

Talk to Ellen about genealogical brick walls, maternal mental health, homesteading the West, gender roles, research sources and strategies, the role of historical accuracy in fiction, writing history (literally--with a pencil), how to be a writer. Learn more at ellennotbohm.com.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 29

10:30am PDT