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Goodreads asked Jeffrey Marshall:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Jeffrey Marshall I got intrigued with writing about the life of Annie Oakley after first considering a historical novel about Buffalo Bill Cody. But I discovered that there are a ton of books about Cody, both fiction and non-fiction; in comparison, there were far fewer about Annie, even though she was the star of his show and a pioneering woman performer who became famous around the world. I also thought that her story, about overcoming a poor upbringing and succeeding in a sport ruled by men, would be especially meaningful to women readers.

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