Monette Bebow-Reinhard, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, currently lives just north of there but is ready to travel. She and husband Joe raised three children, all off in successful ventures across the country.
She earned her BA in History/Communications from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cum in 2000, and her MA in History from UWEC in 2006, earning a perfect 4.0.
After working for years in office administration, she now runs her own writing/editing business. She is former moderator of the Green Bay Reading Writers Guild, a writing group that held three books fests while she was in charge, but is now being run as a self-published author support group. She teamed up with another local author to form NEW Writers, a group for professionals seeking support.
She is former newsletter editor for the Manitowoc County Civil War Round Table and is seeking publication on a 550-page Civil War nonfiction book, created off her master's degree, and presents performances of the soldier featured in the book as an old man telling his stories.
She also does research as the only archaic copper “culturalist” in the country—her newsletter, “Archaic Copper News,” comes out monthly, now in its fourth year, and is available free of charge. She is former curator of the oldest copper burial ground in the country. She is compiling a master database of all copper artifacts found in the Americas and does presentations and articles on the topic.
Her Arndt research took a simple history of the little burg called Pensaukee to National Historic Status for the Arndt Sawmill in Pensaukee. “History is about attitude. The more we learn about why things happened as they did, the more truth we reveal.” She is working with the Marinette Museum to feature Arndt's mill, and hopes to have an article in Voyageur on the research in the near future.
For fun she writes movie scripts (one has won awards); thanks to scriptwriting she met the producer of the TV series Bonanza, David Dortort, and became the only currently published authorized Bonanza novelist with Felling of the Sons, and Mystic Fire, (Write Words, Inc.), both heavily steeped in real history. She has had numerous short stories and articles published, and other novels she is marketing, all historical.