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Tammy Hinton compares her many changes of address to that of a wandering gypsy. As part of a military family, she has lived from border to border and coast to coast, plus a tour overseas in Japan and Okinawa. After one visit to Lake Eufaula, O.K., she and her husband/proof reader, Herb, chose Oklahoma as their final destination.
Tammy has a B.S. in the Social Sciences from Black Hills State University, Spearfish, S.D. At Black Hills State she received the Wenona Cook Scholarship Award from the Leland Case Library for Western Historical Studies.
She grew up with a healthy diet of Saturday morning TV Westerns, Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers being her favorites, and hearing an oral history of her family from her mother, an Okie. It is the desire to share these stories that prompted her to write.
Her first novel, Unbridled, was a Will Rogers Medallion winner and finalist for best debut book by Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Western Fictioneers.
Tammy is an active member of the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.,
Western Writers of America,
Women Writing the West, and the McAlester McSherry Writers Guild. She also belongs to the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society's First Families of the Twin Territories.
When Sarah Cannon joins the pioneers in the Kiowa lands of 1870’s Indian Territory, it’s not the virgin prairie, but the challenges to her young marriage, the ruthless treachery shown the Indians, and their bloody vengeance that ultimately tests her faith and resolve.
SARAH BRYCE CANNON… struggles to conform to society’s definition of the proper wife and mother. When she can no longer watch her children suffer, she listens to her inner voice. A woman in a man’s world, she is not to be denied.
GUS CANNON…distant…unable to express his love. Ill prepared for pioneer life, he fails at every turn.
Unbridled, paints a picture of the struggles of life in the unsettled west, flavored with the regional history of Custer and the 7th Calvary’s Washita Massacre and the Battle of Anadarko. It’s through her friendship with a Kiowa woman that Sarah is made aware of what it means to be Indian in Indian Territory.
Unbridled tells of Sarah Cannon’s struggle against overwhelming odds to build a life for her children and herself in Indian Territory. The only problem that seems insurmountable to the young pioneer woman is the indifference of her own husband. I loved the book.
--Jackie King, author of The Inconvenient Corpse
Tammy Hinton’s cadence makes for a smooth, marvelous read. Add her passion for these ancestors, and Unbridled becomes a terrific book.
––Sharon Ervin, author of Aftermath
Winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award
Western Writers of America Spur Finalist
Wester Fictioneers Finalist
Women Writing the West Finalist
The war changed everything Emilee loved. The young woman couldn’t foresee the terror that peace would bring. Moving to Texas seemed the answer, but Death rode the same trail west. Emilee vowed she’d deliver the villain to the hanging tree or put a bullet in him herself
This book is a finalist for best book by the Western Fictioneers and Will Rogers Medallion Award groups
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