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Flagstaff 's

 Forgotten

Cowgirl

 

the Journals of

Lizzie

Hoffman

A Novel by

 

    J K Hoffman

“My Christian name is Elisabeth Mae Hoffman,
my family calls me Lizzie, and today is my tenth birthday.
You, dearest journal, are my birthday present;
the best gift I have ever received.”

With those words Lizzie Hoffman introduces herself to us - and speaks directly to her

biographer Judy Hoffman - who formed an immediate kinship. Based on historic records

of the extended Hoffman family and their travels west to their home in Flagstaff Arizona.  

In her own voice we learn about her life ranching, mining and homesteading in the 1800s - accompanied by the foolish men and brazen tarts who challenge her... through her marriages and paths from Kansas to the Yukon, Lizzie’s journals expose her life’s unexpected journeys - all leading to a heartbreaking finale.

LIZZIE'S STORY

Year 1886

STORY SYNOPSIS

Born in 1876, Elisabeth Mae Hoffman - Lizzie - is gifted a diary book and thus begins her written tale. With her family she moves ever-Westward, ending in the Williams-Flagstaff area. While her brothers go into ranching she is schooled and - ever the tomboy- tackles herding cattle, lassoing and a bit of gunplay!  A chance meeting with a young girl- a seer-warns Lizzie of a future danger to her involving

a man and a black horse.  The girl gives her a small  black onyx  horse figurine and with this

she is haunted with nightmares.  After  several attempts to lose the figurine  she seeks out the

advice of a fortune teller.

Still a girl, Lizzie meets Ed Geddes, and their relationship is born . . . leading to the novel's

more dramatic and heart-breaking chapters.

Wanderlust takes Lizzie far afield: the far North and back to her beloved Arizona -

gold-panning, nannying and even a stint as a Roadhouse matron. A Chance encounter

with Bill Cody reveals a side to Lizzie that even she wasn't aware of!

 

Throughout, she juggles affections for her two men, Ed, and Bill- marrying one -

or both? You'll have to read the tale to find out. . .

MY  FIRST BOOK SIGNING IN SEPTEMBER AT THE FLAGSTAFF VISITORS CENTER DURING THE FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK.

THIS IS A REALLY NICE LOCAL STORE.  STOP BY  TO VISIT MY FRIENDS THERE.  TELL THEM JK HOFFMAN SENT YOU!

LIZZIE AND I ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW BOOK:

"YOU CAN CALL ME LIZZIE, A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES COMING SOON