Since the publication of her first article in 1958, Jane Pattie harnessed her passion for the American West as an accomplished freelance writer and photographer who authored more than 3,000 articles. She was published in over twenty national and international magazines, including The Quarter Horse Journal, The Paint Horse Journal, Horse & Rider, and Western Horsemen. Her work often focused on iconic cowgirls, such as Mitzi Lucas Riley, Florence Hughes Randolph, and Martha Josey, and the fundamental roles they played in the history of the West. Her work won multiple awards from organizations such as Western Writers of America, Westerners International, the San Antonio Conservation Society, and the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration. Aside from writing, Pattie lived the lifestyle, raising registered Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds in her native Texas until retirement.