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Willa Award Finalist  

for Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen

Awarded at Conference  

for Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen

Awards and Testimonials


Joyce Lohse's books have received numerous awards. Readers and reviewers share positive reactions to her work:


A review of Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen on the Mary Trimble Books blog:



Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen
Filter Press, 2011
Colorado Independent Publishers' Association
2012 Best Biography EVVY Award
Women Writing the West
 2012 Silver WILLA Award for Scholarly Nonfiction

General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer
Filter Press, 2009
Colorado Authors' League, 2010 Best Young Adult Nonfiction Book

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
2008 Historic Induction for Eliza Routt
First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado

Unsinkable: The Molly Brown Story
Filter Press, 2006
Colorado Independent Publishers' Association
2007 Silver EVVY Award

Justina Ford: Medical Pioneer
Filter Press 2004
Colorado Independent Publishers' Association
2005 Silver EVVY Award
Women Writing the West
2006 WILLA Silver Award

First Governor, First Lady:
John and Eliza Routt of Colorado,
Filter Press 2002
Colorado Independent Publishers' Association
2003 Best Biography Gold EVVY



Judge's comments for Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen Willa Finalist Award

I found the story entertaining and I would recommend this to young adults readers and friends. The character of Baby Doe is intriguing.

This is a fun book for historians of Colorado and silver mining. Great book of women's studies as well.

Previous Book awards Judge's comments:

Very engaging work of regional history - well researched and well written.

First-rate account of Colorado history. A fascinating read that held my interest throughout.

A very well written title for the targeted audience.

Quite interesting and informative, complete with archival photographs that add depth to the text.

Explores a subject of local interest that many students would gladly read for their local history/famous Coloradoans projects!

Readers' and Reviewers' comments:

From a nine-year-old reader in third grade:

Molly Brown's life was bigger than the Titanic and I liked learning about her life. It's a good book.
— Ande Peersen

The author writes with genuine feeling for her subjects. [Her books] should be on the shelf of every school library in the state.
— Suzanne Lyon, book reviewer, Broomfield Enterprise

This is a book that should be present in all collections on Colorado history.
Colorado Libraries magazine

Thank you for your sterling work as an interpreter of our history.
— Donald McGilchrist, The Navigators, Glen Eyrie

Lohse has written a succinct and enjoyable history of what is perhaps the greatest rags-to-riches-to-rags story in the American West - how Baby Doe Tabor became the Matchless Silver Queen.
— Robert E. Hartzell, Executive Director, National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

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