Marilyn Bay Drake, author of two books and a third one on the way, will be signing and selling Prairie Grace, historical fiction set in 1864 Colorado Territory, and All We Like Sheep, Lessons from the Sheepfold, a devotional book co-authored with her mother Mildred Nelson Bay, Saturday (July 8) at the Northern Colorado Cowboy Church Flea Market in Lucerne, Colorado. The flea market runs from 7am to 1pm.
Learn more about Marilyn Bay Drake and her books by listening to the BARN EXCLUSIVE interview below…
Prairie Grace Is an action-packed telling of the events leading up to the Sand Creek Massacre, which occurred November 29, 1864. It weaves dozens of historic events and people into the story. Extensive research enables the author to accurately depict daily life and attitudes of people during this time, without being simplistic or stereotypical. The author’s expertise in agriculture, use of herbal remedies and horse training provide believable description of settler life. Prairie Grace was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.
All We Like Sheep, Lessons from the Sheepfold Is a compilation of Marilyn and her mother’s first-hand sheep experiences over their collective seven decades of raising sheep commercially. The daily devotional format includes stories that illicit all sorts of emotions, including sadness, humor, delight and deeper contemplation. Each story is followed by questions and a prayer, designed to encourage readers to reflect on their lives and relationships with the Great Shepherd.
Marilyn is nearly done writing Prairie Truth, a manuscript that is the sequel to Prairie Grace and hopes to soon have a contract for her third book.
Both books are available for purchase on Saturday as well as through Amazon under the author name of Marilyn Bay Wentz, her previous surname. Marilyn also is available to speak to civic, historical, 4-H, church and other groups.