Poet, memoirist, and novelist Laurie Wagner Buyer Jameson spent over thirty years living in the backwoods and working on remote ranches in the Rocky Mountain West.
Laurie’s freelance articles and photographs have appeared in dozens of reviews, periodicals, journals, and anthologies. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, Glass-eyed Paint in the Rain, Red Colt Canyon, Across the High Divide, Cinch Up Your Saddle, Infinite Possibilities: A Haiku Journal, Accidental Voices, and Reluctant Traveler; a novel based on a true story Side Canyons; three memoirs, Spring’s Edge: A Ranch Wife’s Chronicles, When I Came West and Rough Breaks. Currently writing fiction as Laurie Jameson, the second novel in her Spirited Women Series, Belle Fontaine, has just been released from Seven Oaks Publishing Company.
Laurie has received the Beryl Markham Prize for Creative Nonfiction, the Western Writer’s of America Spur Award in Poetry, has twice been named a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and three times been a finalist for the Women Writing the West Willa Cather Literary Award. She also received the 2010 ForeWord Review Book of the Year Award Honorable Mention for When I Came West.
Laurie received an MFA in Writing from Goddard College and her ThD from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.