New from Corinne!
This just in: Hidden 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
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
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 www.CowgirlPeg.com
to see the whole collection of wonderful books for children by
Coyote Moon Publishing.
Corinne is a past president of the
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.