Candy Moulton Western Author Western Historical Books
Candy Moulton Western Author and Wyoming NativeCandy Moulton's BooksCandy Moulton's Author Biography
Candy Moulton Author Biography

Wyoming native Candy Moulton has written thirteen Western history books, co-edited a collection of short fiction and an encyclopedia and written, produced, and been a reenactor in several documentary films. She won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America in 2006 for her biography, Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People. She won another Spur in 2010 for In Pursuit of a Dream, the documentary film she wrote and produced with Boston Productions Inc (BPI) for the Oregon-California Trails Association. That production also won an Oregon Heritage Award, Best Experimental Film from the Oregon Film Festival, Silver Remi Award from the USA Film Festival in Houston, and was a Finalist at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood. “Footsteps to the West” for the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming, was a Spur Finalist for Best Documentary in 2003.

Moulton’s newest books are Forts, Fights & Frontier Sites: Wyoming’s Historic Places, published by High Plains Press, and Valentine T. McGillycuddy: Army Surgeon,  Agent to the Sioux, published by the Arthur H. Clark Co. (June 2011). Also forthcoming this summer is the two-volume The Settlement of America: Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion from Jamestown to the Closing of the Frontier, which she co-edited with James Crutchfield and Terry Del Bene.

Candy has a degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming and began her writing career working for newspapers. She edited a weekly newspaper in Saratoga Wyoming for five years, and since 1982 has been a full-time freelance writer. She has written about natural resources, agriculture, public land management, travel and Western history for True West, Wild West, American Cowboy, Persimmon Hill, the Casper Star-Tribune, Rawlins Daily-Times, Fence Post, and the Wyoming Tourism Website. She is the editor of the Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine and of the Oregon-California Trails Association News from the Plains. She also currently works as an executive producer for BPI (Boston Productions) developing multimedia exhibits for museums, zoos, and other venues across the West.

She belongs to Western Writers of America and will become executive director of that organization in 2012. She also is a Life Member of the Nez Perce Trail Association, The Grand Encampment Museum and the Oregon-California Trails Association, and also is a member of Women Writing the West, Wyoming Writers,  and many other Western history related organizations.

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Candy Moulton
Box 29, Star Route
Encampment, WY 82325


  The Nez Percé people lived in peace with white intruders in their homelands from the time of Lewis & Clark until 1863 when a treaty called for the tribe’s removal to a reservation in Idaho. Chief Joseph (1840-1904), headman of the Nez Percé band in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Valley, became the greatest diplomat, philosopher, and—from necessity rather than choice—war leader of his people and among the most respected Indian leaders of American history....  
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