Despite the fact that I’ve not chimed in with an update in more than a month, all’s well here at Casa Mayo. Quiet in this case equals busy. Lots of books and stories bubbling on the stove, lots of dandy news roasting on the spit. I’ll mention just a few tidbits at present, then more as they finish cookin’.

First up, my newest novel, The Hunted (a whip-crackin’ Western for the Ralph Compton line), was released in August in mass-market and e-book formats. It’s a corker and it’s selling like hotcakes. Hotcakes, I tell ya! Click the cover to find out all about it and to buy your very own copy in your choice of format.

The Hunted by Matthew P. Mayo

Next up, a new installment in a shared-world series of novels by members of the professional writers group, Western Fictioneers. Set in the fictional Kansas town of Wolf Creek, circa 1870, the latest installment (Book 7), Wolf Creek: The Quick and The Dying, is once again credited to the shared author name “Ford Fargo,” and sees official release on September 15. My contribution is chapter one, and features my character, one-armed town drunk Rupert Tingley. He gets into quite a scrape within the first few pages … and then things really heat up!

The Quick and the Dying

Next, we have a dandy new anthology, Peacemaker Tales, from Western Fictioneers collecting all the stories that have been nominated and/or won WF Peacemaker Awards. I’m pleased to note that my story, “Scourge of the Spoils,” a steampunk Western outing (from the 2010 DAW Books anthology, Steampunk’d) is included. Here’s the very cool cover:

Peacemaker Tales

And next, my latest non-fiction book, Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New England History (Globe Pequot Press) comes out on November 6, and it’s absolutely filled with true tales of the slimiest scoundrels in the six states that make up the Northeast corner of the US. Click on the cover for the full lowdown on these vile villains….

Jerks in New England History

And next, the cover of the new version of my (ahem!) Spur Award-winnin’ novel, Tucker’s Reckoning. This time out it’s in large-print, hardcover, released in November. I think it’s a manly looking brute of a book, just perfect for tired eyes … or reading while bouncing around on a treadmill:

Tuckers Reckoning Large Print

And … just when you thought the world has had all the versions of Tucker’s Reckoning it can possibly use (hardcover, e-book, audio files, CD, large print), early December will see its release in mass-market format (that’s pocket-size paperback)–just in time for Christmas! Yee-haw, I say. Yee-dang-haw! (And it’s up for pre-order on Amazon as we speak….)

Tuckers Reckoning Mass Market

That’s it for now. But rest assured, there’s loads more groovy news to come. And when I say loads, I mean … lots and lots and lots. Stay tuned!