• 2018 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

• 2018 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Fiction Novel by the Western Writers of America

• 2018 Peacemaker Award for Best Young Adult Western Novel by Western Fictioneers

• 2018 Willa Award for Best Historical Fiction by Women Writing the West

• 2018 High Plains Book Award for Young Adult Book

• 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Young Readers

• 2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Young Adult Historical Fiction

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The Outfit: Outlawed!

Talbot Timmons climbed aboard the westbound train thirty minutes before it pulled out of the station at Santa Fe. He smiled, puffed with pride at his life’s recent twists. Not only was he warden of Yuma Territorial Prison, but after the War of Northern Aggression, he’d managed to revive and ride point on the Brotherhood of the Phoenix, the mightiest group of die-hard Confederates the world had yet seen. And soon, he thought, soon I will be a governor, then a senator, then—and why the hell not?— President of the United States….

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Dilly Gets Spurred!

Western Writers of America recently announced its selections for the 2021 Spur Awards. I am pleased to say that Dilly was chosen as this year’s Spur Award winner in the Best Juvenile Fiction category.  I congratulate all my fellow winners and finalists and wish...

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Make way for DILLY!

Just in time for Christmas, my new novel arrives on December 16! DILLY is the story of abused orphan boy, Orville “Dilly” Dillard Jr., who travels west from Ohio to Wyoming in the summer of 1893 and ends up at the Hatterson Cattle Ranch. He gains friends—as well as a...

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Six-Gun Justice Podcast Interview

Two fine writers, Richard Prosch and Paul Bishop, also happen to be podcast pards who run the excellent Six-Gun Justice Podcast. Imagine my surprise when, a couple of weeks ago, Rich asked if I would like to be on the show.  You bet, I said, and we proceeded to have a...

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Will Rogers Likes Peaches….

Yesterday I found out that of my short story, “Peaches,” which appeared in the 2019 anthology, The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories, has earned finalist status in the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Awards. I believe “Peaches” is one of the strongest stories I’ve...

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Look out … DILLY is on his way!

My new novel, DILLY, tells the story of abused, ravenous, and all-but-feral orphan boy, Orville Dillard, Jr., aka Dilly, who travels west in 1893 from Ohio to Wyoming and ends up at the Hatterson Cattle Ranch. He also finds himself smack in the middle of the infamous...

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