K M Mittan


Raised on Nephi Moulton's ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, award-winning author k m mittan has first-hand knowledge of the area and the people who come to life in this biographical novel.
A retired business owner and educator, she now lives in southern Idaho with her husband and a houseful of very independent cats.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on Nephi's cattle ranch in scenic Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I lived in his home, worked in his fields and frequently tended to his personal needs. I couldn't have asked for a more ideal childhood and that was the basis for 'I, Nephi...'.
Because his ranch was in a remote area of Jackson Hole, I attended a one-roomed country school whose teacher, Nephi's daughter, sent one student to graduate valedictorian of his engineering school at BYU and another who attended Princeton and is now a law professor in New York City. I absolutely hated her Language class but I learned to craft a complete sentence and construct a cohesive story. Of course, since I know the rules I frequently throw the rulebook out of the window. Just because I can.
When did you first start writing?
Probably in the first grade. I attended a one-roomed country school all eight years of grade school and we frequently wrote stories as part of our Language (now called English) assignments.
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Where to find K M Mittan online

Twitter: @kmittan
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


I, Nephi...
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,250. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
"Folks in Jackson Hole raise kids and hell, and plenty of both." - Bill Menor, owner of Menor's Ferry, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 1893 - 1918 There were those who raised kids and they were good at it. Nephi had no interest in the project. Hell-raising, however, was something a talented young rancher could sink his teeth into. It was Nephi's signature specialty. . .until murder trumped mayhem.

K M Mittan's tag cloud

homesteader    jackson hole    polygamy    prankster    rancher    tetons    western    wyoming