Maggie Douglas was different than other girls her age. From the time she was 13 years old there were no dolls or frilly dresses for her. Instead Maggie could out ride, out rope, and out shoot her two brothers, father and hands on the Lazy D, her family's cattle ranch northwest of Kansas City, Missouri. But besting her brothers and father wasn't enough.
As Maggie grew to adulthood she wanted to make a real difference in the expanding country around her. Striking out alone, going from Boston to Cheyenne to Deadwood, Maggie spoke for those who couldn't, or wouldn't, as a voice for the women's movement, a reporter for the Cheyenne Sun, or helping the Lakota at Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory.
Maggie would make a difference, but would it cost her everything?
About D.L. Rogers (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Although born in New Jersey of parents from New Jersey and Tennessee, it was just a matter of time before Diane's "southern" blood revealed itself. And reveal itself it did, in a passion for all things western and related to the Civil War. Having learned a great deal in her research since her historical journey began, especially in the Midwest, Diane has attempted to portray both the west and the war from numerous points-of-view, which is not always the same history as what has been previously portrayed--or taught.
As a kid, Diane played Cowboys and Indians more than she did Barbie, and as she got older, she and her cousin (whose parents were reversed) gave themselves the moniker of "Yebels." The question of what it would have been like during the Civil War years, when friends and family fought on opposite sides of the war, festered inside Diane until she answered her own question in the form of the novels she writes of the west and Civil War, where everyday people, regardless of what "side" they were on, when faced with difficult situations, rose to the challenge, and survived.
Now living south of Kansas City, Missouri, on fourteen acres of property, when Diane's not writing or marketing, she enjoys sitting on her front porch, reading when she can or just watching her three horses in the pasture and multitude of cats in the yard. When she does venture into town, it's to work at a law firm on the Plaza, or visit her two children and five grandchildren.