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Stacy Peterson

Local author Stacy Peterson will read from and discuss her debut Western novel, The Lovely and Dangerous Launch of Lucy Cavanagh, at Elk River Books on Thursday, May 23.

book cover for The Lovely and Dangerous Launch of Lucy CavanaghLocal author Stacy Peterson will read from and discuss her debut Western novel, The Lovely and Dangerous Launch of Lucy Cavanagh, at Elk River Books on Thursday, May 23.

Set in 1867, the novel follows Lucy Cavanagh, a “New York City heiress, literary lover, and dreamer,” as she leaves everything behind to travel to San Francisco, seeking answers to questions that have haunted her since the death of her mother. Her stagecoach is attacked, leaving her the only survivor, wandering the wilderness of Colorado Territory until teaming up with an outlaw named Will Shanks, who has secrets of his own.

Peterson studied English and literature at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. She has always loved to read, write, and dive into new worlds. She travels often and has an affinity for the Mediterranean. She resides in Paradise Valley, Montana with her daughter and is currently adapting The Lovely and Dangerous Launch of Lucy Cavanagh into a screenplay for an upcoming production at the Yellowstone Film Ranch.

Elk River Books is located at 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston. The free event begins at 7 p.m., and a book signing and reception will follow.

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