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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.   

AVAILABLE AT:  Paper Trail, 158 Bridge St., Las Vegas, NM 87701, 505 454-1337;  Amazon.com; Santa Fe Trail Assoc. Last Chance Store, www.lastchancestore.org; and Books of the Southwest, 501 Railroad Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701, 505 469-0517.




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.