Meet Corinne Joy Brown
 
Corinne Joy Brown is a Denver native who loves the new and old West. A staff writer for Persimmon Hill, the magazine of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, she writes about people, places and events, including the arts and nearly every aspect of Western culture.  She is also a staff writer for True West magazine and is the fashion editor at Western & English Today, a trade publication to the western wear industry. She also writes for American Cowboy, The Horse Connection and Young Rider, among others.

 

A specialist in design/interiors and construction, her written work appears often in Building Excellence, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and other shelter magazines.

 

Other projects include teaching a two-year women’s journaling workshop for “Welcome Colorado,” an association for foreign-born women. In 1995, she founded Booklover’s Ink, a successful suburban literary book club, now in its twelfth year. In 2003, she was voted Mentor of the Year by Colorado Community Resources for teaching writing to gifted and talented elementary school children as a volunteer, a program she continues to support.

 

Corinne is a member of the Denver Woman’s Press Club, having received the top writer of the year award in 2000 and 2001 for excellence in journalism, fiction and poetry, (The Millie Award)  In 2004, she won top awards in fiction and magazine/ newspaper writing in the DWPC In-House Writing Competition. Corrine belongs to Western Writers of America, is a charter member of Women Writing the West, and is a frequent contributor to an on-line literary magazine, Readwest.com, honoring new and established western writers.

 

Her first historical novel, MacGregor’s Lantern, was released in July of 2001 by Thorndike Press. In its 2nd hardcover edition, it was published as a trade paperback in May of 2003. In 2003, Corinne was selected as a speaker in the Colorado History Museum’s Distinguished Lecture Series to discuss the research for MacGregor’s Lantern before a sell-out audience The sequel, The Ancient Music, is underway. Her newest novel, Sanctuary Ranch, to be published by Five Star Expressions, will be released in April 2006. Corrine is agented by the Jane Dystel Literary Agency of New York.

 

Corinne is also the creator and chairperson of Writing the West, a western literary and music workshop held for the last four years in July in Gunnison, Colorado. (Now called Writing the Rockies and under the auspices of Western State College.)

 

She holds a BFA in Art Education from Boston University, a graduate degree in interior design, and is a partner in a home furnishings and interior design company, a family business in Colorado since 1975. She has recently enrolled in the graduate studies program at the University of Denver toward an MA in Creative Writing.
 

An avid horseback rider, she likes the real West best from the back of a horse.

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