Jennifer (Jennie) Lawrence enjoys life on the high, windswept plains of Wyoming with her husband Mark. She was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She moved to Wyoming as a young adult and has called it home since. She has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications from the University of Wyoming, and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education. She is retired from teaching at the alternative high school in Laramie, WY.
Her writing interests are varied, but currently focuses on the American West from the 1800s to today, both fiction and nonfiction. She is a multiple award-winning writer, including a Willa Award for her book, Soap Suds Row The Bold Lives of Army Laundresses, 1802-1876.
Jennie enjoys spending time in nature, and volunteers with various wildlife and conservation organizations. She also takes pleasure in riding her American Quarter Horse mare and has a soft spot in her heart for Shetland ponies.