Charlotte Hinger is a novelist and Kansas Historian. University of Oklahoma Press published her academic book, Nicodemus: Post-Reconstruction Politics and Racial Justice in Western Kansas, which placed second in the Westerners International book contest. Her novel, The Healer’s Daughter, a novel about the founding of Nicodemus Kansas. won a Kansas Notable Book Award, a Will Rogers Silver Medallion, and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award. “’The Colored People Hold The Key’” won first place in the Westerners International articles contest.
Hinger has published a number of articles and short stories about African Americans in the West. Her first historical novel, Come Spring, about homesteading in Kansas, won the Western Writers of America first novel contest, and was a finalist for a Spur Award. Her mystery series is published by Poisoned Pen Press/Sourcebooks. She is a board member of the Nicodemus Historical Society.