Autographed copies available: $25.00 (per book, tax, & postage)

Contact me by phone (509) 996-2404  or email   lauraleenorthcott@gmail.com

Send check to:   Lauralee Northcott  

                            P.O. Box 276

                           Winthrop, WA 98862

I will send you an autographed copy.  Be sure to indicate a name for the autograph.

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Book Summary

“A Cowgirl's Life in the Mountains”, is an adventure book about my life as a wilderness guide and mountain cook for over 30 seasons, in the north cascades wildernesses of Washington state. You might call it a memoir, with an attitude.

The book features original cowboy-rhyming style poetry. I've included the lyrics to many songs, written over the years. Each chapter features a complete menu, tried and true for wilderness excursions, and it is all woven together with stories about trips and people I've met. An interesting part of writing a memoir is that everyone's memory of events vary greatly. It has been proven that there is nothing less reliable than an eye witness.  So, here I've endeavored to bring to you the flavor, feeling, and authentic texture of mountain pack trips, remembering that the stories are collages of many trips and many people. Like my dear old friend Shine Flagg told me, “any story worth telling, is worth improvin'”

The book is visually interesting too because it is punctuated, and enhanced by the drawings of my talented nephew Peter Whitley. I asked him for some pen and ink drawings reminiscent of Will James books, or Charles Russell letters full of doodles. I think he will doodle his way into your heart, as he has mine. It really has added a lot to the book.

When the book is available I'll let you know, but until then I hope to see you down the cowboy music trail somewhere in the west.

Book Endorsements:

“What do you get when you combine: a crack horseback guide, a poet, a songwriter and a great outdoor cook?  And throw in a dash of humor while you are at it?  You will get Lauralee Northcott!  Believe me, as a writer of books for and about Cowgirls, as well as cookbooks, I know a great combination when I see one.  Lauralee is the Real Deal.  I highly recommend her debut book, A Cowgirl’s Life in the Mountains.  You will laugh, you will gasp, you will be touched by her poetry and you will go into the kitchen to whip up one of the recipes she has included.  If she is appearing anywhere within a 100-mile radius of where you are living, go and listen to her.  If that option is not available, buy her CD, On the Loose and Headed Your Way 9isn’t that a great title???) and hear for yourself why Lauralee Northcott, is in my opinion, a very special and multitalented woman who speaks and sings what is True.” 

~Jill Charlotte Standford