Women’s Adventures
Set in the American West

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for Eliza Waite

Nancy Pearl Book Award
2017 Winner

Literary Award
2017 Finalist
Historical Fiction

Sarton Women’s Book Award
Historical Fiction

for Answer Creek

Independent Publisher Book Award
2021 West-Mountain Best Regional Fiction, Winner

Next Gen Indie Book Awards
2021 Best Second Novel, Winner

New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
2021 Winner, Fiction Historical Other

Arizona Authors Assoc

Arizona Authors Association
2020 Literary Contest Winner, Fiction

“Sweeney’s debut novel is a beautifully written work of historical fiction tracing one woman’s life in the wilds of nineteenth-­century America. Readers will be immersed in Eliza’s world, which Sweeney has so authentically and skillfully rendered.”


“Meticulously researched, Eliza Waite transports us to the Klondike Gold Rush, where a resourceful young widow searches a more elusive prize: happiness in a re-­forged life.”

Pamela Schoenewaldt, USA Today Bestselling author of When We Were Strangers

“So well researched, one can almost feel the cold of winter and the stifling pain inflicted upon the heart and soul of these courageous pioneers.”

K.S. Jones, Award-­winning author of Shadow of the Hawk