Author to sign book about Nevada women
Author and freelance writer Jan Cleere will sign copies of her book “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women” from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Neighbors Bookstore, 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in the Village Center.
Many Nevada women have made lasting social, political, and cultural contributions to both their own state and to the nation. “More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women” presents the compelling histories of 12 pioneering Nevada women, plus a remarkable group of nuns, all born before 1900, who displayed extraordinary courage as they broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to advance women’s roles. Facing unimaginable challenges, they climbed mountains seeking untold riches, swooped down legislative hallways, wove intricate artistry, and taught the next generation about equality.
Cleere graduated from Arizona State University West with a writing degree in American Studies. She lives in Tucson, Ariz., and writes extensively about the desert southwest, its unique characters, creatures, and vegetation. Her work appears in numerous regional publications. “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women” is her first book, but she is researching and writing her second book for The Globe Pequot Press titled “Outlaw Tales of Arizona” due for release in the fall of 2006.
Cleere is a member of the Nevada Women’s History Project, Western History Association, National Federation of Press Women, Women Writing the West, Arizona Authors Association, Society of Southwestern Authors, and the Nevada and Arizona historical societies.
Cleere will tour Nevada this year promoting her book. For more information about the author, her speaking engagements, and her writings, visit her Web site at http://www.JanCleere.com.
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