Gary Dobbs, mastermind of The Tainted Archive—and one heck of a writer—talked with me over his virtual campfire one night recently and he’s posted the transcript here (you’ll have to add your own crackling-log sounds). We talk writin’, Westerns, the gripping future of the genre, and more. Pull up a stump and set a spell. The coffee’s still hot….

And my Missoula, Montana chum, fellow writer Chris La Tray, kindly snapped a new pic of The Manliest Book Ever Written (aka Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears), dominating a spinner rack at the Lochsa Lodge in Idaho. Cool place for my book to prowl its way into people’s shopping bags. Thanks, Chris!