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Cora Holmes resides from the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. The islands she writes about happen to be home for twenty-five decades. She lived to a remote sheep ranch surrounded by 2 miles of wilderness with her husband and 2 sons for two of those years, even the longest of any girl in the ranch eighty-seven season history. She and her husband live in Unalaska village close to her sons and grandchildren.
She climbed up in the back mountains of Northern Idaho in which her family moved frequently searching for work in the post WW11 years. At an early age she turned into books for buddies who did not change together with the logging towns and state colleges she passed. Between the covers of books she shared the isolation of Jane Erye and suffered the Civil War using Scarlett O'Hara. From the time she was moaning she had been still a hopeless romantic and still is now.
The poverty of her youth gave her determination to learn a skill that would cover the bills and put food on the table regardless of where she dwelt. After high school she had been accepted into one of their last couple of diploma programs for enrolled nurses. After graduation she specialized in neonatal intensive care and invested most of her nursing career caring for premature babies. This schooling surfaces inside her books as realistic portrayals of human drama and the love that may evolve from adversity.
Her writing career started in 1985 with a post selling to Alaska magazine titled Living In an Aleutian Sheep Ranch. This article was reprinted in a publication titled 100 Stories Of Survival And Adventure On The Last Frontier, published in hardback from Lyon's Press in 2003.
Back in 1989 she sent an guide and photos of the Aleutian ranch shot by her husband, Milt, to Country magazine published by Reiman Publications. Other articles followed. Over the years her ranch life tales turned into two books which
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