Doris Eraldi has always loved to write, and wrote her first "book" in first grade. She began publishing essays and poetry in the 1980's. She has since published numerous articles and essays, and also edits and writes for two monthly online newsletters. She was a contributing editor to The Whole Horse Journal for 3 years, where her feature story, Believing in Bonnie (TWHJ, March/April 1998) won second place (first place going to Jane Smiley) for Feature Article, Circulation 15,000 or more.
2011 Women Writing The West
WILLA Literary Award FINALIST!
SETTLER'S CHASE, from Berkley Westerns. Set along the Great Divide in western Montana during the 1880's, SETTLER'S CHASE follows Sett and Ria Foster as they struggle to protect a lost child from dangers both wild and civilized.
SETTLER'S LAW is a Western Historical set in Montana Territory in 1883. Inspired by the wide-open scenery and pioneer stories of the Smith River Valley, SETTLER'S LAW tells the tale of Sett Foster, a young man who returns to his family home to atone for youthful mistakes, only to find that he is too late to save his mother and sister from a brutal murder. As Sett struggles to learn the details of what happened to his family, he is drawn into a dispute over a young French Blackfeet girl who has been sold into slavery, and finds that the villain he seeks in the earlier crime is much closer than he imagined.
SETTLER'S LAW is availabe as a Kindle eBook at amazon.com.
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Doris is also polishing up a third manuscript, a contemporary Trickster Myth set in the Black Rock Desert area of Nevada.
"I will tell you a short story about my writing getting away from me. Nearly twenty years ago, I wrote a Christmas poem titled A Horseman's Christmas. It was published in a local weekly paper, and much later on the Rainbow Ag web site. A few years after this during the Holiday Season, I received one of those notorious mass emails ... of my poem! Passed along from inbox to inbox, and unfortunately without any author's credit, there was someone sending me my own poem. I was a bit affronted at first, but finally gave in. The poem is on web sites and club newsletters all over the world, most now with author credit!"