FEATURED EXCERPT …
“Cookie McGee! If you dip your grimy finger in my biscuit batter one more time I’ll lop it off and wear it around my neck!” Arlene Tewksbury poised the gleaming cleaver high above her head as if she could not wait to drive it downward, batter or no, and make good on her frightening promise.
That stayed the old trail hound’s knobby hand, a curled finger dripping golden biscuit batter from the generous dollop he’d scooped for himself.
“Oh,” he said, his Adam’s apple bobbing in his reedy neck. “Miss Tewksbury, didn’t see you there….”
THIS JUST IN …
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,...read more
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...read more
We are six weeks, give or take, from the release of my novel, Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival (May 17, Five Star Publishing). It’s the story, based on a true account, of a young girl who travels West with her family and comes to be, you guessed it, stranded,...read more
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...read more
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...read more