Bill welcomes novelist Ashley E. Sweeney to the show. Ashley is the winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award for her debut novel, Eliza Waite. A native New Yorker, she is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and resides in the Pacific Northwest and Tucson. Answer Creek is her second novel. She has long been enamored with underserved women’s voices. Her technique to hitch a heroine to history dovetails with an unfortunate fact: women’s stories make up only a fraction of narratives set in the American West. She aims to rectify that! Don't miss it.