Randi Samuelson-Brown Author
Welcome to my author’s website. I write historical fiction, preferring the dark side of the old west – not to mention the dark side of other places. No Little House on the Prairie for me these days. For those of you who do not know, there is a debate whether or not Laura Ingalls Wilder actually wrote those books. Sad really, when innocence takes a fall like that. My characters are seldom naive or innocent – and their lives are usually hard, one way or another.
My favorite books are not always westerns (or frontier fiction) – I love Atonement by Ian McEwan, the Dress Lodger by Shari Holman and the Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I am fickle reader, my favorites ebb and flow over time. I hope the one constant that remains is that I spend my time with good writing, whenever possible. Sometimes I slip, where there are relatively few books on a certain topic. That mainly happens in non-fiction.
My first book is set during WW1 in England – my second book is The Beaten territory set in 1890’s Denver. I’m currently working on two additional novels – another one set in Colorado, and one set in 18th Century Ireland. The only thing these works have in common is that they take place in the past…which makes the web design for my site a bit challenging. I expect the design will change over time. Since the Beaten Territory is scheduled for publication in October 2017 – my focus is Frontier Fiction for now.
My current memberships include: Women Writing the West, Historical Novel Society & Lighthouse Writers.
My interests are historical preservation, mourning jewelry, traveling and exploring ruins (castles, mining structures, old houses – you name it).