Colorado author Joyce B. Lohse combines journalism and genealogy skills with a passion for American Western History to locate, preserve and share stories about people, places and events from the past. Since 1974, she has explored and researched the history of Colorado and the West. Lohse is often found in libraries, museums, cemeteries, archives, and historical sites. Lately, she has been seen in Western Colorado looking under rocks for new stories.

Joyce Lohse’s all-ages books rely on public records and rare materials to share new perspectives about her subjects, such as Silver Queen Baby Doe Tabor, Railroad Builder General William Palmer, Adventurer Unsinkable Margaret “Molly” Brown, Doctor Justina Ford, Educator Emily Griffith, Miner and Developer Spencer Penrose, Colorado’s First Governor and First Lady: John and Eliza Routt, and others. Through quotations during their lifetime, subject’s voices often reveal their story to the reader.

Author’s Affiliations
Colorado Authors’ League
Columbine Genealogical &
Historical Society (Lifetime)
Denver Woman’s Press Club
History Colorado
Museum of Western Colorado
Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West
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Response to Programs

On behalf of all of us at the Denver Woman’s Press Club I cannot thank you enough for coming to speak to us on Saturday about Young Adult literature. The program was an absolute hit and I don’t think anyone wanted to leave … It was a highlight of our program year!

Vanessa Yohe
DWPC Programs Chair


Thank you for your excellent Justina Ford lecture today. We had about 90 people in attendance, many of whom came out to buy your book soon after you finished. Your talk went very smoothly and was well received. It is always a pleasure to work with a professional like you. We especially appreciated your well-placed humor.

Carol Kennis Lopez
Former Programs Coordinator
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum