I'm pleased to announce my new book "QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINEERS: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman" will be released in May 2019 by Chicago Review Press.
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountain climbing, she negotiated the male-dominated world of alpine clubs and adventure societies as nimbly as she negotiated the deep crevasses and icy granite walls of the Himalayas. It’s the story of the role one woman played in science and exploration, in breaking boundaries and frontiers for women everywhere.
Kirkus Reviews calls AMERICAN DAREDEVIL: “A rollicking tale of the incredible saga of a man constantly searching for the next exploit and sharing them in his writings.”
"She tells his story in compelling detail and, like its subject, it is never boring. His life reads somewhat like a man free falling without a parachute or Icarus flying a bit close to the sun.
Prince relates many exotic and fascinating yarns about the eccentricities of the young Halliburton." – The New York Journal of Books
"Cathryn Prince’s thorough research and eye for detail have made Richard Halliburton believable—and brought a fascinating, high-flying adventurer back to earth." – Chicago Review of Books
“Cathryn Prince has written a compelling, well researched account of an inspiring and largely overlooked life, a man who traversed the globe and wrote about all he saw with romance and flair. A sweet look back at a more innocent time, when the world called out to curious young men like Richard Halliburton.” —Neal Thompson, author of A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley
“Between the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, the writer-adventurer Richard Halliburton taught America to love the world without revealing his own heart. Prince’s sensitive and unstinting portrait bottles his lightning and captures his tragedy.”
—Christopher Heaney, author of Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu