Native Coloradoan Kaye Spencer (also known as Debra Hall Ownbey) writes historical romances from her basement utopia in a small, rural town located in the heart of the infamous Dust Bowl area of the 1930s.

Kaye grew up on a cattle ranch in northeastern Colorado, where she spent hours reading Louis L'Amour's westerns, listening to Marty Robbins' gunfighter ballads, and watching the old (now classic) television westerns and western movies. All of this inspired her love of the American Old West-truths and myths alike. While drawn to cowboys and the Old West, all genres are within Kaye's story-crafting realm.

Kaye is retired from a career in education in which she worked as a teacher (regular education and special education), school psychologist, and administrator. Kaye also taught community college classes in psychology, sociology, creative writing, English composition, western civilization, and public speaking.
  • Southeastern Colorado
  • JoinedNovember 10, 2013