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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 Reader magazine. 

Newest book:  Shadow of the Hawk

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Signing at Silver Dollar City
Cassville, Missouri
In the hills
Recent picture from the area in Kentucky where the stories start.