( Clad in a doeskin, alone and unafraid, she stood straig...)
Clad in a doeskin, alone and unafraid, she stood straight and proud before the onrushing forces of America's destiny: Sacajawea, child of a Shoshoni chief, lone woman on Lewis and Clark's historic trek -- beautiful spear of a dying nation. She knew many men, walked many miles. From the whispering prairies, across the Great Divide to the crystal capped Rockies and on to the emerald promise of the Pacific Northwest, her story over flows with emotion and action ripped from the bursting fabric of a raw new land. Ten years in the writing, SACAJAWEA unfolds an immense canvas of people and events, and captures the eternal longings of a woman who always yearned for one great passion -- and always it lay beyond the next mountain.
She attended the University of Maryland gaining a master"s degree in organic chemistry, where she also met her future husband, Willis H. Waldo, a fellow chemistry
She is most noted for her novel Growing up though, she was interested and had a talent for science. Graduating from Montana State University majoring in Chemistry. They had five children together.
Prior to her first novel, Sacajawea, she taught at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
She has also taught chemistry at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. lieutenant took Waldo ten years to write and research Sacajawea, a 1300+ page book, finally publishing it in 1978.
This led to her second novel, Prairie, and finally to her Druid Circle series about a Welsh prince and his travel to North America in the 12th Century.
Member of Authors Guild, Alpha Chi Sigma.
Married Willis Henry Waldo. Children: Judith Ann, Sara Kendall, Dale Frederick, Patricia Gwyn, Richard Kirk.