In this Six-Gun Justice Conversation segment, Rich talks with delightful Western wordslinger, Vonn McKee—who still vividly remembers her first glimpse of real cowboys herding mustangs into a pen outside Prescott, Arizona. Eventually moving with her family from Arizona back to her mother’s home state of Louisiana, Vonn jokes she is "descended from horse traders and southern belles."
Spending summers visiting her father's family, who raised cattle and broke horses in North Dakota—and, later, northwestern Minnesota—she was inspired by seeing her grandfather stretched out on a sofa reading Zane Grey novels. By age eighteen she had acquired her own complete set of ZG novels, which included some volumes passed down to her by her grandfather.
After years of working at everything from riverboat waitress to country singer to construction project manager, Vonn is incorporating her experiences—and some of the interesting characters she's met—into stories of the old West. Her latest book is Comanche Winter and Other Stories of the West, available from Wolfpack Publishing.
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