Dorothy M Johnson

Dorothy M. Johnson was born in Whitefish, Montana, and worked as a writer in New York and other cities before returning to her hometown in the 1950s. Her best works feature strong characters, notably women and Indians, authenticity of historical and cultural detail, and shortness of style, and she is widely regarded as the dean of female western fiction authors. Her writing honors include the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award, the Levi Strauss Golden Saddleman Award, and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award.