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Hi-Noon: Author Lassoes Top Stories

Dawn Nelson can be hard to track down. The author is more likely to be found rounding up cattle, castrating bulls or weaning calves than sitting in front of her computer. That’s probably just as well because her novels and her nonfiction short-story collections spring from her life on her family’s cattle ranch near Creston, Wash. In September she celebrated the release of her fourth novel and third nonfiction anthology with a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Nelson, 32, is too busy to be considered reclusive, but the limelight doesn’t appeal to her. “I love seeing my books out there, but I don’t like to be the center of attention,” she said/Cindy Hval, SR. More here. (SR photo)

Question: What type of literary genre most appeals to you: mystery, thriller, western etc?

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