Barbara Marriott’s insatiable curiosity has sent her tumbling into some unique adventures. Her move to the west turned into several non-fiction history books including Annie’s Guests, the story of a territorial hotel and its guests, Canyon of Gold, a tribute to the Pioneers of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and Outlaw Tales of New Mexico which was awarded first place in the non-fiction book category by the Arizona Press Women, and a finalist by the National Association of Press Woman. Her recent non-fiction books include the award winning In Our Own Words, the Federal Writers’ project interviews with Arizona pioneer women, Images of America: Oro Valley, and Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico. Contact Creede, her latest book, is an historical fiction about a woman’s wild romp through the mining camps of Colorado in 1893as she searches for a father who left her twenty years ago.
From University Professor, to Management Consultant and Trainer, to Creative Advertising Director, Barbara’s professional fields have allowed her to observe life. However, it is her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Florida that gives her the tools to get to the very core of her subject, and to satisfy her unquenchable need to know. Barbara Marriott was elected to Who’s Who in American Woman, and has the distinction of flying with the Navy Acrobatic team, the Blue Angels.
Put yourself in history. Get acquainted with the people, involved with the events, and immerse yourself in the times. Barbara Marriott’s nonfiction history books bring history alive.
Four men walked into a bar and over booze, beer, and laughs created a powerful American art movement. Joined by fellow artist Fred Harman they called their organization the Cowboy Artists of America. Read More
Two Six Shooters Beats Four Aces
Tales from the Arizona Frontier told by the men who lived there. This glimpse into Western frontier lifestyles—particularly in territorial Arizona—portrays history from the perspective of those who lived it. From outlaws and lawmen, miners and prospectors, cowboys, shepherds, and those who came to the state for its mineral wealth, the stories and descriptions offered by these Arizona pioneers in interviews with the Federal Writers Project become a powerful tapestry of adventure and men’s dreams. Buy Now
Take the Train to Tucson
It is 1894 and Leonarda Stanton Worthington is beginning the year in trouble. It all starts when she takes the train to Tucson to join her father, and gets involved with train robbers and a cream cake. Before she can get sand in her shoes, or poked by a cactus, she is caught up in murder and kidnapping by a band of ruthless western outlaws. Too much for Leo’s feisty spirit? Read More