Zona Mae (Raymer) Crabtree grew up in the East Texas oil fields. After attending Texas
Woman's University she taught Speech and English in Dalhart, Texas. While there she met her husband, Joe, and gave up teaching
for farming. In 1968 they moved to near Verona, Missouri, on Spring River. They have three children and several grandchildren.
Between working beef cattle and milking Jerseys Zona has worked with 4-H, substituted for area schools, and watched untold
numbers of music, ball, and wrestling events of the children. She worked with Aurora Community Theater for many years, serving
on the board, directing, and occasionally acting. She and her husband enjoy attending western and Indian type events.
Her self- published CORN CAVE SERIES led her to Ozark Writers League
in 2007. She is also a member of Western Writers of America. Other writing is included in Alzheimer’s Anthology
of Unconditional Love, OWL’s Echoes of the Ozarks III, IV, V, VI, and The Ozarks
Newest book: Shadow of the Hawk
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