Jan Cleere
Most Recent Book Title
"Never Don't Pay Attention:" The Life of Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa
Book Description
Anyone who has ever stared down an angry bull coming full throttle across an arena will understand why rodeo photographer Louise Serpa often uttered the adage “Never Don’t Pay Attention.” Born into New York society, Louise ended up out west with her nose in the dirt and her eye glued to a camera, the first woman allowed to shoot some of the most amazing rodeo photographs inside the rodeo arena.
Additional Book Titles
Levi's & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History
Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers
Nevada's Remarkable Women
Outlaw Tales of Arizona
Location (city/state/country)
Oro Valley, Arizona, USA
Author bio
Award-winning author, historian, and lecturer Jan Cleere has been writing and speaking about the people who first settled in the desert southwest for the past twenty years. She is a magna cum laude graduate of ASU West with a degree in American Studies and an emphasis on writing. She is a Roads Scholar with Arizona Humanities and writes a monthly column for Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star, “Western Women,” detailing the lives of some of Arizona’s early amazing women. Her freelance work appears in national and regional publications.
Professional Speaker Topics
Early western pioneers, research methods
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