I plan on growing old much later in life, or maybe not at all.” —
Words to live by stated by Patty Carey, Rodeo Rider, in 1901Another Author Photo

While not growing up, I write books and mess with art, hang out with friends and my dog, Sudsie, and stay open to what might appear around the next tree or mountain top.

I’m pleased to say I have won awards for both my books and my art. To see my art, visit

 What’s New – in Words 

With Sisters in Chevy Truck 001-001

With my Mom and sisters on our Chevy truck about 1950 near Priest River, Idaho. I’m the cute one in between two sisters. Just kidding. We were all cute.

I’m blessed to be in a fabulous writing critique group in Bellingham, one I’ve been with off and on since 1997. The members have changed, with the exception of poet Susan Erickson, but each member has helped me become a better writer. My current project is called The Stump Ranch Chronicles – a collection of essays about my childhood in the 1950s and early 1960s in Northern Idaho. I also look forward to illustrating the stories.

 What’s New – in Art

Rec Award at ECAF 2015

Accepting my Merit Award at the Escalante Canyons Art Festival September 2015 for my mixed media collage painting, Just A Conversation.

Most days I find time to experiment with art, to use my acrylic mixed media method to reveal the energy, story, and color behind the flora, fauna, and land forms I love. Please also visit my art blog at www.artbyraeellenlee.blogspot.com.


Monet in Montana – by Rae Ellen Lee — An oil painting at 18″ x 24″ inspired by Monet’s painting, White Turkeys at Montgeron — featuring sheep vs. turkeys and a sheepherder’s wagon vs. a castle. Set in the Gravelly Range of Southwest Montana.