Destiny at Dry Camp is my
twenty-sixth western/frontier novel, my seventh book with Five Star, and my
third Dunbar story. I wrote it in 2015, and it came out in April of 2017. By
the time I wrote this novel, I had a decent track record with Five Star. Both Dark
Prairie and Death in Cantera had done well with reviews, sales, and
a small award each, and the editors at Five Star were happy with the prospect
of another Dunbar novel. So was I.
is a contemporary western mystery novel with Wilf Kasmire as the protagonist.
It was published by Fire Star Press, an imprint of Prairie Rose Publications,
in November of 2017. As with other works, this one evolved in a roundabout way.
Shaping the Story
is, as the subtitle says, an introduction to writing fiction. It was published
by Sundown Press, an imprint of Prairie Rose Publications, in January of 2019. It
is a little over 100,000 words all together, with 68,000 in the main text and
36,000 in a short anthology of out-of-copyright stories to illustrate many of
the elements and principles discussed in the main text. I hope it is useful to
people who want to learn on their own as well as to those who might end up taking
a class or workshop with me.
In a Large and Lonesome Land
is a CD of western songs recorded by the great W.C. Jameson. I wrote the lyrics
to all the selections on this CD, and WCJ brought them to life as songs. This
project evolved over a period of several years and materialized as a CD in
November of 2018.