Cowgirls and Indians

Fiction - Western
342 Pages
Reviewed on 10/06/2023
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Author Biography

ANN GREYSON, a multi-award-winning author who writes primarily Science fiction and Horror fiction genre novels. With her latest novel, “Cowgirl & Indians” she tackles the Historical fiction and Western fiction genres intent on the challenge of mixing up her art. Because she desires to grow as a writer.

She often infuses comedy into her intense character-rich stories, usually drawing inspirations from her acting and dance background. Case in point: In 2015, Ann portrayed Sequoia in “Cowgirls & Indians,” a commercial promoting almond milk, which inspired the story of the novel of the same name. And she acts in many cinematic book trailers advertising her books: Birdwatcher, Gotham Kitty, The Lonely Vampire and Never-DEAD. Among the short TV programs she acts in include the SpaceWoman and Super CRAZY Fan series for which she is the creator. Additionally, she sings and acts in the music videos: Shine, O Christmas Tree, House of the Rising Sun, Motherless Child, and Buffalo Gals.

Her educational background includes an Associate of Arts degree in English from Howard Community College. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and the Alpha Alpha Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

It's the 1880s in the US. Not long after her lover is killed in a racial dispute, Sequoia contemplates ideas about improving how her fellow Native Americans are treated by the Whites. With a supposedly brilliant idea in mind, she markets her almond milk in a new environment to promote peace and cohesive relationships. However, she is met with jealousy and hostility from rival milk producers, which stirs up a situation that's far from what she had in mind. Fleeing for her life, Sequoia is accused of a ridiculous crime and dealt a harsh punishment: a bounty. Cowgirls and Indians by Ann Greyson is set in an era that involves a chaotic relationship between Whites and Native Americans and an outlaw girl who plots to escape her relentless pursuers.

The author creates a deeply evocative story that takes the reader through strong emotions. I felt the pain of seeing a Native American girl murdered unjustly, the heartbreak of losing a lover, and the uncertainty of not knowing what dangers would come next. The third-person narrative involves several intricate and well-developed characters, including ruthless killers and thoughtful individuals. Despite the harsh killings and inhumane treatment, acts of kindness and thoughtful actions shine through to inspire profound thoughts and resolutions. Cowgirls and Indians is a highly suspenseful read and a fantastic story that every reader who likes history and Native American fiction would love. Its descriptive words and culture-rich scenes involving "buckskin breechcloths" and the like left me wide-eyed with awe. Author Ann Greyson is a highly talented writer! Period!