About the Author
Laurie Wagner Buyer was born in Scotland, raised in suburbs and on Air Forces bases around the world, but came West in 1975. She worked on ranches in Montana and Wyoming, before settling, in 1988, with her husband, Mick, on his cow-calf operation on the South Fork of the South Platte River near Fairplay, Colorado. She has worked as a geological research assistant for the Department of the Interior, a business manager for a theater group, an assistant librarian, an administrative assistant to a board of county commissioners and a manager for a fly fishing resort.
Laurie is the recipient of a 1999 Literature Artist Fellowship Award from the Colorado Council on the Arts.