Wily Women of the Wild West

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The 2020 Symposium Program invites to find out more about the roles of women on the frontier and some of the crazy characters who helped tame the Wild West.

Presented by Phoebe Darqueling.


The wild West is famous for its cow-BOYS, but what about all of the women who found freedom among the tumbleweeds? Find out more about the roles of women on the frontier and some of the crazy characters who helped tame it with Phoebe Darqueling, author of the award-winning Gaslamp Fantasy/Western crossover novel, No Rest for the Wicked.


Phoebe Darqueling is the pen name of a globe trotting vagabond who currently hangs her hat in Freiburg, Germany. In her “real life” she writes curriculum for a creativity competition for kids in MN and edits academic texts for non-native English speakers. Though her first love is Steampunk, she dabbles in a variety of speculative fiction genres. Her novels include Riftmaker: A Steampunk Portal Fantasy and the Mistress of None series (No Rest for the Wicked won the Pencraft 2019 Award for Best Gaslamp Fantasy). You can find her short stories in the Chasing Magic, The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales, Harvey Duckman Presents Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 anthologies right now, with upcoming stories in Taught by Time and Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages coming soon. She’s an equal opportunity Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Firefly fan, but her favorite pastime is riffing on terrible old movies like they do on Mystery Science Theater 3000.


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