Jeanne Williams was born on the High Plains beside the tracks of the Santa Fe Trail. Her first memories are of dust storms and tumbleweeds. Her first novel, Tame the Wild Stallion, was written in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and published in 1957.
Since then she has published sixty-eight more books and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Russia and South America. She has lived in the American Midwest, Texas, Germany, and England. But for the last thirty years Jeanne has called the Chiricahua Mountains of Southeastern Arizona her home.
Jeanne continues to write and finds time to enjoy walking her dogs, Sweetie and Rosie, gardening, and bird watching. She also volunteers for many community causes and activities. She has been a volunteer EMT, a member of a wildfire crew, founded a hiking club, and was instrumental in the creation of Portal Fire and Rescue, the local volunteer fire department and rescue squad.
Here's what others have said about her:
"Williams writes as Willa Cather did, choosing remarkable women as protaganists...With authority gained through what she has called "sensory research" as well as...materials available in ...historical collections, Williams writes of windmills and dust storms, horses and prairie fires, seamstresses and...homesteaders...Details are accurate in in Williams' novels. They never break the spell." Lou Halsell Rodenberger
"Williams has a clear-voiced style that transcends genre. She brings to life the small dusty nowheres of the Amercan West." Kansas City Star
"One of Jeanne Williams' special gifts - perhaps we should call it a mission - has been to focus on the women and children and the domestic life of the frontier. In novel after novel, she has shown us that the settlement of the west was not a male enterprise by any means." Richard Wheeler
"...an adept writer...(of) first class historical adventure." Publishers Weekly
"No writer can match Williams when it comes to the romantic western novel with a strong female protagonist." Rocky Mountain News