Rocky Mountain Writer #104

Jayme H. Mansfield & Rush

Jayme H. Mansfield found fiction in her own family history.

Rush, her second novel, is based on the life of Jayme’s great-great grandmother and the details of her involvement in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1893.

Using original letters from the era and her own research in Oklahoma, Jayme found out that “tall tales” about her ancestor weren’t so tall—and would make for a good novel.

Jayme H. Mansfield is an author, artist, and educator—and feels a bit incomplete when she’s not juggling all three balls.

Her award-winning debut novel, Chasing the Butterfly, is a book club favorite and Amazon bestseller.

Jayme lives in Lakewood, Colorado, where she and her husband have survived raising three hungry, hockey-playing sons.

When Jayme isn’t writing, she teaches art to children and adults at her long-time art studio, Piggy Toes.

Rush launches Nov. 1!

Visit Jayme at www.jaymehmansfield.com

Intro music by Moby Gratis

Outro music by Dan-o-Songs

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Host Mark Stevens: http://www.writermarkstevens.com

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens is 2016 RMFW Writer of the Year. He writes the Allison Coil Mystery Series–Antler Dust (2007), Buried by the Roan (2011), Trapline (2014) and Lake of Fire (2015). Buried by the Roan, Trapline and Lake of Fire were all finalists for the Colorado Book Award; Trapline won. Trapline also won the 2015 award in genre fiction from the Colorado Authors League. Kirkus Reviews called Lake of Fire “irresistible.” More about Mark on his website.


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