NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 4, 2017 – Chris Enss, celebrated New York Times best-selling historical western author and local Grass Valley resident, is scheduled to make an appearance at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum on Sunday, September 17, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm to launch her two newest books: The Trials of Annie Oakley, which she co-authored with Howard Kazanjian, and The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies With the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
Chris has a passion for researching and telling the fascinating stories of the Old West, and in particular, stories of women in the Old West who played important but often unsung roles during that time. In The Pinks she has collected and shares the stories of the women who were among the first Pinkerton detectives, operatives and spies serving their country and helping to tame the West. The Trials of Annie Oakley is a fresh examination of Annie Oakley’s life, beyond what has become familiar through the movies. She will share selected stories from each of the two books.
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In addition to being a proficient author, Chris is a comedienne and writer for the television and film industries, as well as a very entertaining speaker. She was recently presented with the Branding Iron Award at the 2017 Western Writers of America convention, a special honor for providing exceptional support to the organization. Her book Entertaining Women: Actresses, Singers and Dancers in the Old West was named a 2017 Spur Award finalist. Her books have been honored with a Will Rogers Medallion Award and the Elmer Kelton Book Award. She was also selected by True West Magazine as Best Historical Non-fiction Author for 2017.
Refreshments will be served and docent-led tours of the museum will be available. Many of Chris’ books will be available for purchase during her appearance at the NCNGRR Museum, and she will be happy to sign them.