Linda Wommack, a Colorado native, feeds her passion for history in activity with many local and state preservation projects, participating in historical venues, including reenactments and portrayals of historic women in Colorado history. Through her speeches, hosting tours, and community involvement, she strives to keep the history alive. She is a member of both the state and national Cemetery Preservation Associations, the Pikes Peak Heritage Society, and the Gilpin County Historical Society.
First published in 1990, Linda’s work has been seen in several local and national publications. She has contributed articles for True West Magazine and has been a Contributing Editor since 1994. She writes the “Collections” museum feature for each issue of Wild West Magazine, an assignment she accepted with enthusiasm in 2006. Linda also has been among the talented writers of the nation’s oldest continuing newspaper, The Tombstone Epitaph, since 1994.
Along with her books relating to Colorado history, Linda has contributed to two anthologies related to the Old West and Western Americana. As a historical consultant, her work has been included in several historic projects including documentation and oral histories of the Sand Creek Massacre, a historic perspectous of Riverside Cemetery, Denver's oldest existing cemetery, and provided critical historic aspects for the Lawman & Outlaw Museum in Cripple Creek, which opened in 2007. Linda has been a member of the national Western Writers of America for over 15 years, where she has served as a judge for the acclaimed national Spur Awards in Western Americana literature for eight years. As a member of the Wild West History Association, she serves as co-chairman of the Archives department, as well as editor of the Association’s web site. She is also a member of Women Writing the West, hosting local quarterly meetings to promote and encourage women writers.
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