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Sunday, September 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Women in Montana Fiction

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Bettie Denny
Bettie Denny is a native New Yorker who fell in love with the Northwest, where her daughters attended college. After a career in television community affairs, she's pursuing her lifelong dream of writing novels in her adopted home of Portland, Oregon.

Lise McClendon
As a longtime Montana author Lise McClendon has lived in and written about many places in the state. She has written thrillers as Rory Tate and dark humor as Thalia Filbert. Under her own name she writes the Bennett Sisters mystery series featuring five sisters who are all attorneys. She lives in the wilds of Montana along the Madison River near Yellowstone National Park.

Megan McNamer
Megan's first novel, Children and Lunatics (Black Lawrence Press, 2016), won the Big Moose Prize. Her second novel, Home Everywhere, was published by Black Lawrence Press in November 2018. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Sports Illustrated, The Sun, Tropic Magazine (of The Miami Herald), Islands Magazine and a number of anthologies, and she has won finalist and semi-finalist awards from New Millennium, Glimmer Train, Writers@Work, the University of New Orleans Writing Contest for Study Abroad, the Travelers' Tales Best Travel Writing Solas Awards for 2016, and Carve Magazine's Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for 2016. Megan grew up in northern Montana and studied music at the University of Montana. She has an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington studies and performs Balinese music as a member of the Missoula, Montana community gamelan, Manik Harum.  

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Bettie Lennett Denny

Compelling stories – real or imagined – help us grapple with deep-rooted social issues in a more tangible, personal way. That’s the philosophy behind Bettie Denny’s two novels, Angel Unfolding, a fast-paced Montana story that’s full of suspense and heart, and Burying My... Read More →
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Lise McClendon

Novelist, mystery and thriller writer, Lise McClendon has been publishing mysteries since 1994, when her first novel, The Bluejay Shaman, set in Missoula and the Flathead Indian Reservation was released. She is the author of 'A Bolt from the Blue,' the ninth in the Bennett Sisters... Read More →
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Megan McNamer

Megan McNamer’s debut novel Children and Lunatics (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) won the Big Moose Prize. Her second novel, Home Everywhere, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2018. Her work has appeared in Salon, Sports Illustrated, The Sun, Tropic Magazine (of The... Read More →


Sunday September 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Dana Gallery 246 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802, USA

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