FEATURED EXCERPT …
I never expected to see a monkey that morning at the Williwaw train station. It being the middle of October made the discovery all the odder. Seems to me monkeys shouldn’t be in the fickle climate of northern Oregon. They should be in tropical places, enjoying fruit and squabbling with other monkeys high up in the treetops. Of course, none of this stopped me and the dozen or so other folks waiting on the rain-sogged loading platform from staring at the little creature….
THIS JUST IN …
A circulation librarian (with discerning taste!) in Peoria, Illinois, posted a rave review of my new novel, STRANDED, as part of Fondulac District Library’s “FDL Reads” program. Here’s the link:...read more
It is, May 17, 2017, official release day of my new novel, STRANDED: A STORY OF FRONTIER SURVIVAL. As with so many things in life, the lead-up has threatened to eclipse the moment. In STRANDED’s case, momentum has built steadily and I am quite pleased by early reviews...read more
Booklist reviews gives my new novel, STRANDED, a jim-dandy assessment: “Mayo, an accomplished and award-winning author, has taken a small historical incident and developed a readable tale of frontier challenge and survival. The Riker family— father, daughter, and two...read more
I was pleased to discover a recent thumbs-up review of my novel, The Outfit: To Hell and Back, in one of my favorite publications, True West Magazine. Here’s what reviewer, Bill Markley (whose book, Deadwood Dead Men, is a great read, by the way), had to say: In...read more
The prestigious Historical Novel Society has delivered a glowing review of my soon-to-be-released novel, Stranded, in its May, 2017, issue 80 of its print and web publication, The Historical Novels Review. Here’s a link:...read more