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Meet Joyce Lohse



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  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Genealogist

"I combine journalism, genealogy and history to write biographies. My goal is to preserve and share stories about pioneers and history of the American West through books, articles and presentations."




Colorado author Joyce B. Lohse combines her background in journalism, genealogy, and western history to write biographies for readers of all ages. She is administrator for Women Writing the West, and writes history articles for magazines such as True West, Steamboat, and Women Out West. Book awards include three CIPA EVVYs, a silver WILLA, and 2010 Best Young Adult Nonfiction Book award from the Colorado Authors' League. In 2008, she accepted induction into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame for her biography subject, Eliza Routt. Joyce’s research travels have led her to lurk in cemeteries and archives throughout Colorado in search of stories about pioneers and ancestors.

Joyce B. Lohse's books and presentations
about Western Pioneers appeal to:

• Students and Writers
• Teachers and Librarians
• Genealogists
• Biography Fans
• Western History Buffs
• Yellowstone Savages
• Readers of all ages


Books by Joyce:

Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen
Filter Press 2011
CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers' Association)
2012 Best Biography EVVY Award

2012 Women Writing the West
Silver WILLA Award for Scholarly Nonfiction

General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer
Filter Press 2009
CAL (Colorado Authors' League) 2010 Top Hand Award Winner

Unsinkable: The Molly Brown Story
Filter Press 2006
CIPA Silver EVVY Award Winner

Emily Griffith: Opportunity's Teacher
Filter Press 2005

Justina Ford: Medical Pioneer
Filter Press 2004
CIPA Silver EVVY Award Winner, WILLA Silver Award Winner

First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado
Filter Press 2002
CIPA Gold EVVY Award Winner

A Yellowstone Savage: Life In Nature's Wonderland
J.D. Charles Publishing 1988



Colorado Authors League
Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society
Colorado Historical Society
Denver Woman's Press Club
National Genealogical Society
Western Writers' of America
Women Writing the West
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Western Writers of America
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