Pamela Nowak was born and raised in southwest Minnesota and currently resides in Albuquerque. She has a B.A. in history and her novels reflect a deep dedication to research as well as a love for deeply drawn characters. Her historical romance novels have won numerous national awards and garnered critical acclaim for her ability to weave actual people, events, and places into her plotting. Now writing women’s historical fiction with a heavy basis in fact, she’s returned to her roots. Nowak was a teacher, preservationist, project manager for the Fort Yuma National Historic Site, and administrator of a homeless shelter prior to her writing career. She has been honored as the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year and was awarded a Colorado Book Award, multiple HOLT Medallion Awards, a WILLA Finalist Award, and dual Feathered Quill Finalist Awards.