Local Authors

Local Authors
Many artists, poets, authors and filmmakers call Bisbee home, and the Copper Queen Library is thrilled to house the many written works of our patrons.  Click on the individual titles of the works below to view more information about the item in the Cochise County Library Catalog.  Feel free to place a hold on an item and have it delivered to any library within Cochise County.

Mike Anderson - Local Historian
Warren Ballpark 

Mary Jane Bank - Local Artist & Children's Book Author :  
ABCs of Bisbee
Dogs of Bisbee
Pigs of Bisbee
Snowbirds of Bisbee

Amy Bingaman
Let Me Out : A Madhouse Diary

​Betsy Breault - Local Artist & Author
Sellers in the Kitchen : Romancing the Ghost of George Wiley Sellers

Carol Byron - Local Mystery Author
Bisbee Blues

Colleen Crowlie - Local Historian & Author
Bisbee Walls : Past and Present
​I Know Why She Swallowed a Fly
​The Curse of the Black Bubblegum : A Bisbee Halloween
Step by Step : Beautiful Bisbee Plants
Genealogy : Sources for Information in Cochise County, Arizona
Bisbee, Arizona : Memories of a Mining Town in the 1920s (DVD)

Keith Edward - Local Blues Musican
The Legend of the Blues Wizard - DVD

Dana Byard - Local Poet and Artist
Songs from the Hourglass : Letters to Ocean

Doug Graeme - Local Historian on Mining
Glossary of Mining and Mining-Related Terms Used in Bisbee, AZ
The Forgotten Caves of Bisbee, Arizona : A Review of the History and the Genesis of These Unique Features

Richard Graeme III - Local Historian on Mining
Seven Bells : Mine Safety & Accidents at Bisbee, Arizona​
Treasures of the Queen : The Amazing Minerals and Mystery of Bisbee, AZ
Whispers of the Underworld : The Red-Light District in Bisbee, Arizona

Diane Gregg - Local Midwife & Author
Amazing Birth Stories
Kids Involved with Birth = Ninos Enlazados en el Nacimiento
Tree of Life : Stories of Birth

Michael Gregory - Local Poet
Hunger Weather, 1959-1975
Millennium Letter
Mr. America Drives His Car
Re : Play
The Valley Floor

Jill Harding - Local Children's Book Author
Dragonfly Magic
The Sign Fairy

Renee Harper - Local Ghost Tour Operator & Author
Paranormal Arizona : Mysteries, Mayhem, Murder & Mischief
Southern Arizona's Most Haunted

Beth Henson - Local Historian & Author
Agrarian Revolt in the Sierra of Chihuahua, 1959-1965
Bisbee, 1984

​Doug Hocking - Local Historian & Author
The Black Legend : George Bascom, Cochise, and the Start of the Start of the Apache Wars
Devil on the Loose
Massacre at Point of Rocks
Mystery of Chaco Canyon
Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise
Wildest West : An Anthology of Stories About the Southwest in the 1850s & 60s

Karen Justice - Local Financial Advisor & Author
Financial Independence is Very Attractive : A Manual on How to Grow Old Gratefully and Not Be Poor

Sergio Lalli - Local Author
The Case of the Missing Corpse : A Forensic Inquest into the Strange Burial of W. Shakespeare, Gent​
A Man of Honor : The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno
Our Lady of the Serpent : How She Came to Be
Sandals on the Ground, Minds in the Clouds : All About Jesus

Ken Lamberton - Local Poet & Author
Beyond Desert Walls : Essays from Prison
Chasing Arizona : One Man's Yearlong Obsession with the Grand Canyon State
Chiricahua Mountains : Bridging the Borders of Wildness
​Dry River : Stories of Life, Death and Redemption on the Santa Cruz
Time of Grace : Thoughts on Nature, Family, and the Politics of Crime and Punishment
Wilderness and Razor Wire

​Annie Larkin - Local Historian & Author
Bisbee : Postcard History Series
Early Bisbee

Ben Mack - Local Author
Think Two Products Ahead : Secrets the Big Advertising Agencies Don't Want You to Know and How to Use Them for Bigger Products

Kevin McBeth - Local Teacher & Author
Necklace for the Neckless : A Tale of Human Nature
Smells Like Home : A Tale of Appreciation

​Cathy Murphy - Local Photographer & Author
Marching Through History with Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers : A Photo Documentary

​Nicholl, Boyd - Local Photographer, Historian & Author
Bisbee, Arizona, Then and Now

​Alex O'Meara - Local Teacher & Author
Bad Day for the Home Team
Chasing Medical Miracles : The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials

Cat Parenti - Local Author
Afghanistan : A Memoir from Brooklyn to Kabul

Wes Patience - Local Historian & Author
Alma, August & Maud : Three Swedish Families, 1898-1972
Bune to Bisbee and Back : A Swedish Family's Pilgrimage, 1883-2004
Dinners & Disasters : Three Swedish Families, 1898-1972
From Bjare to Bisbee : An Immigrant's Tale

Maria Luisa Retana - Local Bilingual Children's Author
The Afternoon Snack
Born into the Pack
Grandma's Trunk
How the Fox Got His Color = Como el Zorro Obtuvo su Color
The Mystic Call
The Pig That Is Not a Pig
Tall Tails from a Mountain Slope = Los Rabos Altos de la Ladera
Tanili : Un Cuento Afrocubano = An Afro-Cuban Folktale

Grace Saalsaa - Local Author
​A Nearly Perfect Dog

Dona Schell - Local Author
Skating Through Coleman

Anthony Schlagel - Local Author
My Dog, Me

Kim Scott - Local Historian & Author
Yellowstone Denied : The Life of Gustavus Cheyney

​Richard Shelton - Local Author
Crossing the Yard : Thirty Years as a Prison Volunteer
Going Back to Bisbee
The Last Person to Hear Your Voice
Nobody Rich or Famous : A Family Memoir
Selected Poems, 1969-1981
The Tattooed Desert

Doug Stanhope - Comedian and Local Author
Digging Up Mother : A Love Story​
This is Not Fame : A "From What I Re-Memoir"

Debrah Strait - Local Author
The Dragon's Gold
Notes from Bisbee : Twenty Years of Living with Rattlesnakes, Killer Bees, and Folks in Need of Supervision
The Sweet Trade

Betsy Thornton - Local Mystery Author & Poet
The Cowboy Rides Away
Dead for the Winter
Dream Queen
Empty Houses : A Kate Waters Mystery
Ghost Towns
High Lonesome Road
On Davis Road : 8 Poems
A Song for You
A Whole New Life

​Jay Treiber - Local Teacher & Author
Spirit Walk

Vardaman, Emilie - Local Children's Book Author
Louisa la Tortuga Verde Marina = Louisa the Green Sea Turtle

Susan Wille - Local Author
A People's History of Bisbee - Audiobook on CD

Peter Young - Local Artist & Author
Postcard Pieces