My New “Grim Tale of Survival”….

I’m pleased to announce that my story, “Peaches” (called a “grim tale of survival” in a starred review by Library Journal) is included in a bold new collection of sixteen previously unpublished stories by a number of award-winning authors. The Spoilt Quilt and Other...

OUTLAWED! … Reviewed!

Nicholas Litchfield (of Lowestoft Chronicle) recently reviewed THE OUTFIT (#3): OUTLAWED! for the Lancashire Evening Post and had this to say: “Bullets zing, blades clang, and heads roll as tarnished heroes and desperadoes converge on the Governor’s mansion and Yuma...

High-Mountain Love for STRANDED!

Two new rave reviews of STRANDED are stomping all over the finest newsstands now. The first, from Big Sky Journal: “… puts the reader in Riker’s well-worn shoes. Her story … has an authentic and moving voice … meticulous research and matter-of-fact reporting … a...

True West Magazine Digs The Outfit

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...

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,...