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These Fine Autumn Days

Here I am in the midst of a cool but sunny day in fall, my favorite time of year. In our rural pocket of Maine, everyone is busy with the tasks of the season, gathering and storing and tightening and tidying and buttoning up. Our garden is all but put to bed. The...

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Available Now: SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE FOLLY OF FLIGHT

I am pleased to announce that Gritty Press (ahem!) has just released my novelette, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE FOLLY OF FLIGHT. Check out that amazing cover art by Jennifer Smith-Mayo her own self! This aeronautical adventure of high-flying proportions teams master...

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Edward Hyland: Gifted Poet, Gentle Man

In June I had the honor to contribute an introduction to a book of poetry, Faith in Winter, by a gifted writer and dear friend, Edward Hyland, a man I’ve known for close to thirty years. My wife, photographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, was also asked to contribute to the...

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CALLING ALL SLEAZY SWINDLERS….

My new book just bribed its way out of the hoosegow and headed straight for the casino (after knocking over a bank)! Why would a book behave in such a manner? Because it's called … HORNSWOGGLERS, FOURFLUSHERS & SNAKE-OIL SALESMEN: True Tales of the Old West's...

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WHITE TRASH ON DRUGS!

To kick off the sizzling summer season, Gritty Press has just released my short story, GET TEAGUE! It's a tale of redneck revenge! Yee-haw! White-trash dimwits Judd and Kurl set out on a drug-fueled mission to track down the man they blame for their addictions — they...

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LIVE NUDE SHOTGUNS!

Well, not really. But my newest Western, SHOTGUN CHARLIE, is officially live and off the leash today. It's a burly heist, chase, and buddy novel all in one. With a dollop of 'aww, shucks' on top. (Because everything's better with a dose of humility. Except this post.)...

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IT’S CHARLIE. SHOTGUN CHARLIE.

Ha! Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house … my latest action-packed Western rides into town on June 2! SHOTGUN CHARLIE, another for the Ralph Compton line, is a prequel to my 2013 novel THE HUNTED. This one takes place back when reader favorite Big...

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Mason the Mankiller….

I'm happy to announce the rerelease of my 2008 novel, Hot Lead, Cold Heart, in a new, updated, revised spiffed format--complete with a bold new title: Mason the Mankiller! It's brought out by Five Star's Wheeler Large Print line and emerged blinking and snarling...

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Talkin’ Head….

Last spring I was invited to participate in an episode of a popular TV show called Myth Hunters as an "on-screen expert." Yowza! So in June we altered our travel plans slightly and cruised into Denver, where I was grilled under hot lights for three hours about …...

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Did You Hear That?

Dead Man's Ranch, a novel I wrote a few years back, has just been released as a downloadable Audible audio edition. I listened to the sample at Amazon and it's jim-dandy. Might make a nifty e-gift for your e-friends and e-family. If you like audio books (or even if...

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THIS JUST OUT ...

NORTH OF FORSAKEN

NORTH OF FORSAKEN
(A ROAMER WESTERN)

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