Now an Indies Award Nominee!


Hidden Star was inspired by the emerging culture of descendants of Iberian Jews whose ancestors converted to Christianity by force in the 15th and 16th centuries.

After centuries of living secret lives and losing touch with their origins altogether, many are rediscovering their roots in communities all around the world. This novel focuses on those in the American Southwest, and why they are returning to Judaism.

* Winner, 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Awards -- First Place, Historical Fiction
Finalist, 2016 International Latino Literacy Book Awards -- 2nd place, Historical Fiction

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Corinne Joy Brown

Meet Corinne Joy Brown!


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This just in: imageHidden Star was selected as the First Place Winner of the 2016 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award- Historical Fiction!

And -- a Finalist in the 18th Annual International Latino Book Awards, the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino literature and culture.

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Corinne Joy Brown is a Denver native who loves history, especially the American West, the story of the Jewish people, and the cultures of the greater Southwest. A partner in a high-end home furnishings and design firm, she’s also a published author and freelance journalist with frequent by-lines in Colorado Expression and Architecture and Design of the West magazines.

Her most recent release, the novel Hidden Star, April 2016, chronicles the story of the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled to the New World with the Spanish colonial settlers during the 15th century to escape the Spanish Inquisition. Their descendants are resurfacing today, reconnecting with Judaism. Her interest in this subject has led her to serve as the editor of HaLapid, the journal of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, an academic association that explores this topic around the world.

Corinne has also been a staff writer for Persimmon Hill, the magazine of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City since 1998, covering the arts, literature, and western culture. For the last decade she also wrote for Working Ranch and Western & English Today.

Her first historical novel, MacGregor's Lantern, a story of the cattle barons of the late 1800's in Colorado and Wyoming, was released by Thorndike Five Star Press in July of 2001. Sanctuary Ranch, co-written with Junior Michael Ray, was released in April, 2006. A children’s book, Wishful Watoosi-The Horse That Wished He Wasn’t sells nationwide through book retailers and on-line. Go to to see the whole collection of wonderful books for children by Coyote Moon Publishing.

Corinne is a past president of the Denver Woman's Press Club, past chairperson of the Mizel Museum of Judaica, and a charter member of Women Writing the West. For the past 40 years she’s been co-owner of International Design Center, a European contemporary home furnishings store in Littleton, Colorado. She’s a frequent speaker on crypto-Jewish history.