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History 605 S3, Ep 5: Pioneer Girl: The Path Into Fiction with Nancy Koupal.

What was the path Laura Ingalls Wilder took to see her books published? How did she go from an autobiography no publisher wanted to a wildly successful author of children’s fiction? In this episode, Nancy Koupal, editor of the new book, Pioneer Girl: The Path Into Fiction explains how Laura and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane forged that path. Their example can teach us all a great deal about how an idea gets fashioned into a successful book. More about the book and the Pioneer Girl Project’s other books can be found here: Pioneer Girl: The Path into Fiction — South Dakota Historical Society Press (

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