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Shinpaugh's first Western can be read for free
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Local author Jan Shinpaugh has launched into a new frontier with a short story called “Irene,” which is her first attempt at writing about the old West.“Although I grew up watching Roy Rogers, my hero, and the other Westerns of the ’40s and ’50s, this is my first writing venture into the Western genre,” said Shinpaugh. “I enjoyed it and doing the research. When you are researching a certain time period, you have to dig deep.