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Dandy News….

I recently found out that my trail-drive novel, The Too-Late Trail, (A Ralph Compton Western), was chosen as a 2022 Spur Award Finalist by Western Writers of America in the Best Western Mass Market Paperback Novel category. I’m pleased, to be sure, and even more so to...

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Unleash the Wolves!

Looks like I forgot to mention the November 2021 release of my latest Roamer novel, Winter Wolves! This time out, Roamer and Maple Jack go deep into the high mountains in the jaws of a merciless blizzard to rescue a stolen healer. What they find is something else...

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Great news for DILLY….

I just learned that my novel, DILLY, is a 2021 Will Rogers Medallion Award finalist in the Young Readers category.  All the best to my fellow finalists, and … Go, DILLY! Here’s a link to the full list: https://www.willrogersmedallionaward.net/2021-wrma-finalists

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HIGH PLAINS DILLY

I recently found out that my novel, DILLY, has been selected as a finalist in the High Plains Book Awards, Young Adult category. What a grand surprise and a great honor. Winners are announced in September in Billings, Montana…. Here’s a link to the full skinny:...

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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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We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!

The Five Star anthology, The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories, in which my story, “Peaches,” resides, recently attained the #1 spot on Amazon’s Historical Fiction Anthology category. But don’t just take their word for it … here’s a link so you can enjoy it...

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