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ATTENTION: Lovers of Frontier History and Warrior Women!!

My frontier novel about Chief Joseph and his struggle to save his people in the Nez Perce War of 1877 is finally coming out! Can you help my publisher and I choose the best cover? PLEASE VOTE AT THIS LINK SO YOUR VOTE COUNTS!


BLOOD TO RUBIES is about two worlds colliding on the Western frontier and Chief Joseph's heroic struggle to save his tribe. I honor especially the women warriors who fought with Joseph--often overlooked in history. My book was vetted by the Nez Perce tribe and the Forward is written by Chief Joseph descendant and leading Nez Perce elder. A portion of the sales of BLOOD TO RUBIES will go to the Chief Joseph Foundation empowering Nez Perce youth, especially young women! (Many are direct descendants of Chief Joseph.)

Thank you Christina Talavera and the awesome members of Old West History & Cultures for helping us choose the best cover for BLOOD TO RUBIES. Read more about the novel at:


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Deborah Hufford

Author, Notes from the Frontier

Deborah Hufford is an award-winning author and magazine editor with a passion for history. Her popular blog with 100,000+ readers has led to an upcoming novel! Growing up as an Iowa farmgirl, rodeo queen and voracious reader, her love of land, lore and literature fired her writing muse. With a Bachelor's in English and Master's in Journalism from the University of Iowa, she taught students of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, then at Northwestern University, Marquette and Mount Mary. Her extensive publishing career began at Better Homes & Gardens, includes credits in New York Times Magazine, New York Times, Connoisseur, many other titles, and serving as publisher of The Writer's Handbook


Deeply devoted to social justice, especially for veterans, women, and Native Americans, she has served on boards and donated her fundraising skills to Chief Joseph Foundation, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), Homeless Veterans Initiative, Humane Society, and other nonprofits.  


Deborah's soon-to-be released historical novel, BLOOD TO RUBIES weaves indigenous and pioneer history, strong women and clashing worlds into a sweeping saga praised by NYT bestselling authors as "crushing," "rhapsodic," "gritty," and "sensuous." Purchase BLOOD TO RUBIES online beginning June 9. Connect with Deborah on, Facebook, and Instagram.

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