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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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My New “Grim Tale of Survival”….

I’m pleased to announce that my story, “Peaches” (called a “grim tale of survival” in a starred review by Library Journal) is included in a bold new collection of sixteen previously unpublished stories by a number of award-winning authors. The Spoilt Quilt and Other...

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STRANDED … via SKYPE!

I recently had the pleasure of talking, via Skype, with Bellows Falls, Vermont’s own Rockingham Free Public Library’s monthly book group. This month they all read STRANDED! And they hit me with a pile of great questions, including: Since you’re a guy, how were you...

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TIMBERLINE is a Peacemaker Finalist!

I am pleased and honored to announce that my latest Roamer novel, TIMBERLINE, has been named as a finalist in Western Fictioneers’ Peacemaker Awards in the Best Western Novel category. I offer a hearty congratulations to all other finalists and to the judges for...

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REAL OR FAKE?

Just released:MOVING FOREWORD: REAL INTRODUCTIONS TO TOTALLY MADE-UP BOOKS, is a collection of dozens of real introductions to imaginary books, written by celebrities, comedians, musicians, and other writers (that’s where I come in)…. My contribution, “Lucky...

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Let’s get STRANDED in all the schools!

(I can hear you saying, “Wait a minute, wise guy…. Who wants to get stranded in a school?”) What I mean to say is … my multi-award-winning YA novel (ahem, crow crow), STRANDED: A STORY OF FRONTIER SURVIVAL, is now available in a large-print edition specifically for...

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