Press Kit



About Bonnie:

Bonnie Dodge lives and writes from her home on the Oregon coast. Her award-winning fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in several newspapers, magazines and anthologies in the Pacific Northwest. For more information visit her web page at and follow her on Twitter @BJDodge and Facebook at


Goldie’s Daughter.

Young Emily McIntyre, orphaned daughter of an Idaho prostitute and a slain gold miner, loses herself in the pages of Dickens and Carroll to escape the grind of her boarding-house chores—and the scurrilous gossip that haunts her.

When a dazzling variety troupe and its fashionable star stop over in Saw Tooth City, Emily seizes her ticket out of the mining camps and flees to join them. But will the enchantments of the East, and the lure of the mighty Mississippi, bring her peace and happiness? On an adventure-filled journey from Idaho Territory to the city of St. Louis, Emily must find the courage to confront the truth, as well as learn to forgive and love again.

One-liner: A romantic, Dickensian tale of the American West


“Imagine a Cinderella story gone bad, where falling for the wrong man and running away from your past leads you further down the rabbit hole. Bonnie Dodge spins vivid details around historical fiction in this delightful story of a girl finding her place in the world.” —Dawn Blair, author of the Sacred Knight series and the Loki Adventures

“Fans of historical fiction will love this sweeping tale of action, adventure, suspense and sweet romance set amid the backdrop of the gold mining camps of the wild west.” —Kathleen Irene Paterka, author of The Other Wife

“Bonnie Dodge is the new voice in 1800s fiction. Her writing about mining towns, the railroad, and a woman’s role in society is as accurate as if she’d lived during this time period.—Mary Vine, author of Snake River Rendezvous

Goldie’s Daughter available here:



Three generations of Foster women–senior citizen Maxine, attention seeker Grace, and aspiring artist Abbie–think they are nothing alike. But they all share a secret. They wait. For love, for attention, for life, for death, for Idaho’s warm, but promising summer to return. In their journeys between despair and happiness, they learn there are worse things than being alone, like waiting for the wrong person’s love. With sensitivity and humor, Waiting carries readers into the hearts of three women who learn that happiness comes from within.

Blurb One Liner: With sensitivity and humor, Waiting by Bonnie Dodge carries readers into the hearts of three women who learn that happiness comes from within.


It’s hard not to think about Samuel Beckett’s iconic stage play Waiting for Godot when reading Bonnie Dodge’s modern west tale Waiting. Dodge takes us deep inside the dysfunctional lives of three generations of Idaho women as they struggle toward self-knowledge. Maxine and her circle are irresistible and at times hilarious in their quest to define their figurative Godots—that indiscernible something for which we all yearn and which all three central characters wrongly project onto the various men in their lives. This is not chick lit; this is women’s lit—taut language offset by plainspoken yet descriptive, colloquial style and which serves as a verbal easy chair, inviting us to put up our feet and wait while the magic unwinds and transports us— along with Maxine and her generations of daughters—to the next level of transcendence. Every woman will recognize herself in this book. — Paula Marie Coomer author of Dove Creek

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