Mia DeLode is a fourth generation rancher from central Montana. Born and bred to be part of the rural west, she is an accomplished painter, scuptor, and writer of the culture, animals, people, and the humor that is unique to western living. Her artwork appears in many national shows including, The Russell Auction At the CM Russell Museum, Traveling the West Invitational, Bosque Classic, Mountain Oyster Invitational, Empire 100, Out West, Greeley Stampede Invitational, Windows of the West, Spring Roundup at the Museum of Western Art, Season of Equine at the Customs House Museum, Western Trappings at the Llano County Historical Museum, Home on the Ranch at the Desrt Caballeros Museum, Russell Stampede, Yellowstone Art Museum's Annual Gala. Her writing has been featured in Crazy Woman Creek, a three part anthology of Western Women, published by Mariner Books. She was given special recongition by the Great Falls Historical Museum for her work titled "1890's First Responders depicting the last working team of fire horses in the United States.