FEATURED EXCERPT …
“Cookie McGee! If you dip your grimy finger in my biscuit batter one more time I’ll lop it off and wear it around my neck!” Arlene Tewksbury poised the gleaming cleaver high above her head as if she could not wait to drive it downward, batter or no, and make good on her frightening promise.
That stayed the old trail hound’s knobby hand, a curled finger dripping golden biscuit batter from the generous dollop he’d scooped for himself.
“Oh,” he said, his Adam’s apple bobbing in his reedy neck. “Miss Tewksbury, didn’t see you there….”
THIS JUST IN …
I found out several days ago that my novel, STRANDED: A STORY OF FRONTIER SURVIVAL, has been awarded the 2018 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Here’s a link:...read more
What, I hear you say, does that Mayo character have in common with super-actress, Dame Helen Mirren? Well, pull up a camp stool and I’ll tell you. It has to do with the release of WINCHESTER, the new movie starring Helen Mirren, about the intriguing, if odd, Mrs....read more
Anybody up for a grim, midwinter, high-mountain manhunt? If that is your cuppa, might I recommend pre-ordering your very own copy of my next novel, TIMBERLINE (A ROAMER WESTERN) at the bookstore/online outlet of your choice. This brand-new escapade is the third in my...read more
Well, maybe not. But I am pleased and flattered to announce that friend and author Johnny Boggs interviewed me recently for the upcoming February issue of Wild West Magazine. We touch on all manner of topics relating to my favorite subject … me! Oh, and writing,...read more
THE OUTFIT (BOOK 2): BLOOD AND ASHES Hot off the presses and up for grabs! That’s right, folks, THE OUTFIT, aka, that bar-brawling, wrong-righting, cigar-chomping gang of malcontents—Rafe Barr, Cookie McGee, Black Jack Smith, Doc “Deathbed” Jones, and more!—just...read more