Jana Bommersbach




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One of the Grand Canyon State’s most acclaimed journalists and authors, Jana Bommersbach has been a fixture in Arizona media since the early 1970s, making an indelible mark in both broadcast and print journalism. Raised in a large extended family in North Dakota, she attended graduate school at the University of Michigan before moving to the Southwest in 1972. Named Arizona’s "Journalist of the Year," she has also been honored with two lifetime achievement awards along with multiple local, regional and national accolades. Her first book, The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd, was a national bestseller and was named Arizona’s ONEBOOKAZ selection in 2010.

Always an obedient child, Jana ventured into children’s literature because her mother to
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Originally Posted Jun 11, 2013 15:24

I want to tell you about the inspiration for my baby girl squirrel, Sally. She's a feisty one--she's not afraid of anything and is anxious to become part of the world.

She is patterned after my friend, Sally Dryer, who lives in Jerome, Arizona.

Sally is an artist and sculptor; she's a cook and baker; she's a decorator and costume designer; she is an animal sav... Read more of this blog post »
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The Trunk Murderess: Winnie...

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Cattle Kate

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Bones in the Desert: The Tr...

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Funeral Hotdish

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Squirrel's Story: A True Tale

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“The farm labor movement saw him as a racist. He seemed to delight in the most outrageous snubs. Farm labor organizer Cesar Chavez was in the governor’s outer office, waiting to plead against a bill outlawing unions on Arizona farms, as Governor Williams was inside his office signing the bill. That action launched a recall effort against Williams in the mid-seventies—a drive that apparently collected the required signatures but was subverted when the Republican attorney general found a nitpicking technicality that disqualified most of the petitions. This was the man who held the fate of Winnie Ruth Judd in his hands.”
Jana Bommersbach, The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd

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