Author J.v.L. Bell is a Colorado native who grew up climbing 14,000 ft. mountains, exploring old ghost towns, and hiking in the deserts of Utah. Whenever possible, she and her family can be found hiking, rafting, or cross-country skiing.

She loves reading and researching frontier history and incorporating these facts into her novels.  Her historic mysteries are interwoven with amusing historical stories and lore, interesting characters, and historic events. Julie relaxing while rafting the Grand Canyon-web

Curious where these historical stories came from? Check out J.v.L’s blog. Each blog includes a short summary of a historical event, local, or person.

Have a question about a character, story, or detail in the book? Ask and she’ll be happy to answer your question via email or create a blog with source information and details.

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I just returned from seeing the Sandhill Cranes in Kearney, Nebraska and had to share some pictures and the sounds of them coming in to roost. What an amazing thing to see.