Jan Cleere
Author & Freelance Writer
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Author, Historian, Expert Speaker


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Author, historian and expert speaker Jan Cleere writes extensively about the desert southwest, particularly the people who first settled the territory. Her freelance work appears in national and regional publications.



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Expert Speaker

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WESTERN WOMEN


The Arizona Daily Star is publishing a series of articles written by Tucson author and historian Jan Cleere, recognizing Arizona women who made their mark in the early history of the territory and the state. Some of them confronted extraordinary circumstances while others were known for their adventuresome spirits, all seeking new frontiers to explore, enrich and conquer. The articles will appear monthly and can be accessed at azstarnet.com.

June 27, 2015:   

Lozen

Chihenne Apache Lozen was born sometime around the mid 1840s and probably grew up in New Mexico Territory in an area known as Warm Springs, or Ojo Caliente. As a child, Lozen’s athletic abilities outshone most of her peers. By the age of 20, she was an expert at stealing horses. . .. Read more . . . 


NEW RELEASE!!
Coming September 2015

"Never Don't Pay Attention"
The Life of Rodeo Photographer
Louise L. Serpa

Anyone who has ever stared down an angry bull coming full throttle across an arena, aimed right at your gut, will understand why Louise Serpa adamantly and often uttered the adage that became her motto.
“Never Don’t Pay Attention:” The Life of Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa chronicles the amazing account of a New York society woman who ended up out west with her nose buried in the dirt and her eye glued to a camera, loving every minute of becoming the first woman endorsed by the Rodeo Cowboys Association to venture inside the arena and shoot some of the most exciting and incredible photographs of rodeo action.




 "I write about the people, legends, and tales of the old west that I have uncovered among tattered documents, tear-stained journals and diaries, and the accounts told by old-timers. I hope my historic biographies will entertain, amuse, and astound you just as they did me when I uncovered these
remarkable histories."

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