Unbreakable Dolls 3 - Flagstaff Author
Flagstaff Author - Julie McDonald
Unbreakable Dolls Three: Eight true stories of amazing women in Northern Arizona who have not been written about before. Bess Siler, (cover photo) was born in poverty in Michigan. She became a Harvey Girl and went on to become a prominent business woman and property owner in Arizona. Belle Mexicano’s life on the reservation is fascinating as well as her traditional Navajo wedding. Beautiful Cherie Blair, rodeo champion and American All Around Cowgirl of 1940. Jane Pendley’s (Slide Rock State Park) fairy tale life in Oak Creek Canyon. Ermelinda Zanzucchi came from Italy to the mining town of Jerome. Gracie Hatcher, along with 5 small children, fled an abusive marriage and racial prejudice in Louisiana. Reader favorite Elizabeth Heiser, a colorful woman who spent a winter alone with her horses at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.* Along with each story is a humorous short story about Arizona written by the authors father, V.G. Benson.
About the Author: Check out Julie's website for more information at funhistorystories.com
Julie McDonald is a lifelong resident of Flagstaff, Arizona and has become the local authority on Southwest Pioneer history, and gardening in the challenging terrain of the Inner-Mountain West. Julie’s growing collection of books on the stories, struggles and triumphs of pioneer women (and some men too) have captivated readers throughout the world! Her books contain short stories on these unsung heroes, scandalous villains, and noble adventurers of the 1800’s and early 1900’s, as they overcome the many trials and obstacles that went along with daily life in that era. Although their lives were challenging, Julie adds humor and optimism to each story, a reflection of her own personality. Julie’s highly successful gardening and her thriving “Farm Stand” in which she sells the abundance of her produce, has brought her celebrity status in the community and have made her a pioneer in her own right! Julie shares her ideas and methods for successful gardening in this region in her first book, “Farm Your Front Yard”. Her “Adventures” series reflects her deep faith in Jesus as she guides readers on their own faith journeys through topics such as forgiveness, giving and prayer. She has four adult children and six grandchildren, by far her most expensive hobby!
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