Santa Fe New Mexican

Who’s Who And Who’s Here

Sally Denton, a bestselling author, investigative reporter, and historian, writes about subjects that are often ignored — from an international drug ring in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon Church to the hidden history of manifest destiny; from one of America’s most bitter political campaigns, run by Richard Nixon, to a coup attempt against Franklin D. Roosevelt. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the author of nine nonfiction books, including the true crime bestseller The Bluegrass Conspiracy and, most recently, The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land. A third-generation Nevadan, born in Elko, Denton is a member of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. She has lived in Santa Fe for 34 years.