Changing Woman Talk and Book Signing

McFarland State Historic Park

Saturday, June 10, 2023   9, 10, and 11 a.m.

Venetia Hobson Lewis will be debuting her book, Changing Woman, a Novel of the Camp Grant Massacre in the courtroom. Changing Woman will be available for purchase the day of her New Book Release and in the Florence Visitor Center Gift Shop at McFarland State Historic Park. Entry fee is waived for the park.

  • 9:00 AM (15 to 20-minute talk and book signing)
  • 10:00 AM (same as above)
  • 11:00 AM (same as above)

Synopsis: Arizona Territory, 1871. Valeria Obregón and her ambitious husband, Raúl, arrive in the raw frontier town of Tucson hoping to find prosperity. Changing Woman, an Apache spirit who represents the natural order of the world and its cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, welcomes Nest Feather, a twelve-year-old Apache girl, into womanhood in Aravaipa Canyon.

“A powerful portrait of two young women who struggle to determine their own fates. A meticulously researched story brings to life those who participated in the Camp Grant Massacre and those whose lives were forever changed.”—Sharon K. Miller, author of the Clay series

“A fascinating and impeccably researched novel of Arizona Territory. Apache, Mexican, and Anglo cultures clash in this harrowing recreation of the Camp Grant Massacre of 1871 and its impact on those who lived through it. Lewis transports the reader to a place and an era not likely to be forgotten. Immensely readable!” —Rosemary Simpson, author of the Gilded Age Mystery series