FEATURED EXCERPT …
The rank tang of shit-stomped mud hung heavy in the dead autumn air. The street was busy, it being market day in the grubby little flyblown town of Forsaken, Wyoming. Never was a place more aptly named. I took in the dark storefronts, the clots of people moving not with intent but with the slow steps of resignation. Life on the frontier is difficult, to be sure, and it’s even tougher on some than others. From the looks of this town, hardship and deprivation were two of the more familiar traits the fine folks of Forsaken had to contend with.
THIS JUST IN …
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
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