Elberta from Alberta: Wild Woman of the West

research, writing, illustration, book design, hand bookbinding, ebook


36 pages
9" x 12"
Hand-bound hardcover book

I wrote and illustrated the story of my great-grandmother Elberta McMullen, champion rider in the first Calgary Stampede of 1912 and daughter of its founder, who disappeared from our family tree for 85 years after a family scandal. Produced with assistance from the Calgary Stampede Historical Archives, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and the historical archives of Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC.

Illustrations featured in the Society of Illustrators annual exhibition Illustrators 58.

Winner of a gold medal from 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 13.