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Doris Powers Lauing grew up on a farm in central South Dakota to parents Lenard and Lillian (Miller) Powers. After developing a passion for writing in school she decided to take a sabbatical from the paper and pen and raise her three sons; Keith, Scott and Dan Pazour. In 1995 she was introduced to the western way of life through her husband Denny. With their lives deeply rooted; together they make their life ranching, raising cattle and Quarter Horses near Blunt South Dakota. Picking up a camera to compliment her writing she found a hidden talent. Doris writes and photographs from her home about life as she sees and lives it. Over the past five years she has been published in a number of periodicals as a free-lance writer including Readers Digest, South Dakota Magazine, Quarter Horse Journal, Working Horse, Tri-State Livestock News and Todays Horse to name a few. She has taken assignments covering prestigious events such as the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Nevada and the Historic Fort Pierre to Deadwood Trail Ride.
To her credits, her first coffee table book, "Fort Pierre Deadwood Trail: A Trail Rediscovered",was published in October 2008 and "He Walked With The Indians: The Life History of Royal Runge released in June 2009. She also chaired the updating of the Blunt South Dakota History Book from 1984-2009 "Celebrating 125 Years of Being Blunt" and acted as Publisher for Cowboy Poet Blaine Nordvold for the release "Rhymes & Reasons of Ranching & Rodeo (Volume I) in August 2009 and (Volume II) in November 2009. After relocating their ranch to the Black Hills of South Dakota in 2011, Doris stepped outside her comfort zone to research the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the legendary Buffalo Chip Campground. She release her 2nd full-color coffee table book in July 2012 depicting the 30th Anniversary of the Buffalo Chip.
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