Edwina Portelle Romero, East Boston born and bred, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University Dominguez Hills, a Master of Arts from New Mexico Highlands University, and the Doctor of Philosophy at The University of New Mexico. She's been writing since she could hold a pencil, and ultimately published personal and scholarly essays, short fiction, poetry, historical articles and books.
Prairie Madness, Conspiracy at Fort Union is her first novel.
April 1881, Fort Union, New Mexico Territory. A drought-filled spring. The soldiers are restless and bored. Garrison buildings deteriorate, and the ever-present winds wear down the mind. There's talk of Prairie Madness, a condition leading to depression and violence.
Then a soldier is brutally murdered.
"Just the kind of novel I crave --- complex female characters, authentically historical setting, and chilling suspence." Deborah Blanche, Actor, Writer, Producer. Women of the West, A One Woman Show.