FEATURED EXCERPT …
My eyes snapped open in the strange gray light of early morning as a grizzly grunted hot breath in my face. It stank of death and rancid meat. I heard Jake, my buckskin stallion, neighing and thrashing in the undergrowth, hobbled and unable to run from this certain death.
I lay on my side, my Bowie knife just under my fingertips, the handle laced down with a rawhide strip. That’s me to a T—safe at all costs. Only this time my caution could cost me my life…. [read more]
THIS JUST IN …
It is, May 17, 2017, official release day of my new novel, STRANDED: A STORY OF FRONTIER SURVIVAL. As with so many things in life, the lead-up has threatened to eclipse the moment. In STRANDED’s case, momentum has built steadily and I am quite pleased by early reviews...read more
Booklist reviews gives my new novel, STRANDED, a jim-dandy assessment: “Mayo, an accomplished and award-winning author, has taken a small historical incident and developed a readable tale of frontier challenge and survival. The Riker family— father, daughter, and two...read more
I was pleased to discover a recent thumbs-up review of my novel, The Outfit: To Hell and Back, in one of my favorite publications, True West Magazine. Here’s what reviewer, Bill Markley (whose book, Deadwood Dead Men, is a great read, by the way), had to say: In...read more