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IS THAT A … WOLF?!

My talented wife, photographer/videographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, created this amazing trailer to promote my upcoming book, STRANDED: A Story of Frontier Survival, due out May 17, 2017. (Content Warning: If you think the world should be filled with rainbows, unicorns,...

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Thoughts On a Fine Moment

Friday, April 7, 2017, mid-afternoon: For a while it was perfect. But then that’s the way it often is with ideal moments. Low, gray clouds parted, offering a too-tempting, vast patch of unstained blue with the sun pinned bold and warming in the center of it. What...

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ROAMER & MAPLE JACK HEAD TO THE UK!

It seems they love Roamer and ol’ Maple Jack across the big pond! Yep, Nicholas Litchfield wrote a fine review of my latest novel, NORTH OF FORSAKEN (A Roamer and Maple Jack Western) for the Lancashire Evening Post. And since the column is syndicated, I’m told the...

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BIG NEWS: NORTH OF FORSAKEN (A ROAMER WESTERN)

I’m pleased (Pleased? Bah! I’m downright giddy, I tell ya!) to announce my newest novel, NORTH OF FORSAKEN: A Roamer Western, officially released today! — Wednesday, January 18, 2017 — by Five Star Publishing, in both hardcover and ebook versions. NORTH OF FORSAKEN...

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OUTFIT … REVIEWED!

In the autumn 2016 issue of Big Sky Journal, Erin H. Turner offers a jim-dandy review of my recent novel, The Outfit: To Hell and Back…. Spur-Award winning author Matthew P. Mayo delivers another rollicking, old-fashioned Western with The Outfit: To Hell and Back...

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New Novel, New Series!

Hard to believe it was May when I last prairie-dogged these pages. What better reason to pop up again than to announce the kick-off of my new series! It’s called THE OUTFIT — think the A-TEAM in the Old West and you’re halfway there. Plenty of cigar chomping, whiskey...

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I HEARD THAT….

My 2013 novel, THE HUNTED, just came out as an audiobook, and the sample I’ve heard sounds mighty fine—and the cover’s a corker, too. Here’s a link in case you’re tempted to give it a listen: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hunted/dp/B01CUWHXAA/ Big Charlie Chilton knows...

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SWINDLERS GET SOME LOVIN’….

A fine review by Erin H. Turner in the Winter 2015 issue of Big Sky Journal of my recent non-fiction book, HORNSWOGGLERS, FOURFLUSHERS & SNAKE-OIL SALESMEN: True Tales of the Old West’s Sleaziest Swindlers….   HORNSWOGGLERS, FOURFLUSHERS & SNAKE-OIL SALESMEN: True...

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HANGIN’ WITH HUGH GLASS….

I’m looking forward to seeing the new flick, THE REVENANT, about explorer and mountain man Hugh Glass, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. From all indications it sounds like a winner. Heck, any movie with a whiff of mountain man action in it gets a thumbs-up in my book. This...

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THIS JUST OUT ...

STRANDED

STRANDED:
A STORY OF
FRONTIER SURVIVAL

Amazon | B&N |
Indiebound | Powell's


NORTH OF FORSAKEN

NORTH OF FORSAKEN
(A ROAMER WESTERN)

Amazon | B&N |
Indiebound | Powell's