Stranger in Thunder Basin is my seventeenth traditional western novel. It was published in April 2009 by Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing). In this novel, I continue my efforts at writing traditional fast-action westerns with strong elements of character and landscape.Continue reading
Trouble at the Redstone is my sixteenth traditional western novel. It was published in October 2008 by Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing). After having written a couple of pensive, atypical westerns with Death at Dark Water and Lonesome Range, interspersed with the crossover western-mysteries featuring Jimmy Clevis, I thought it would be a good idea to try my hand again with a more traditional fast-action western. The result was Trouble at the Redstone.Continue reading
Death at Dark Water is my fifteenth traditional western novel. It was published in February 2008 by Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing). Although it shares some of the features of my other westerns, such as an emphasis on character, landscape, and prose style or language use, it is unlike all of my other works in its initial conception.Continue reading
I have decided to post here a bit of commentary that I wrote for the Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing) website when the book came out in 2006.
Raven Springs is my fourteenth traditional western novel and the third in my mini-series about Jimmy Clevis, the good-natured cowboy who finds himself having to solve mysterious connections and disappearances. The main reason I wanted to write this novel was that I like Jimmy as a character and I did not feel I was done with him when I finished Rancho Alegre. I think of him as a character who has his own life and who holds some enduring interest for readers.Continue reading
With Red Wind Crossing I began what has been a mini-series about Jimmy Clevis, a cowboy detective or amateur sleuth. For my commentary here, I have decided to post a commentary that I wrote for the Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing) website when the book came out in November 2003. Here it is:Continue reading
Man from Wolf River is my seventh traditional western novel. It was published in May 2001 by Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing). As I planned and wrote this novel, I considered it to be in a somewhat lighter style than some of my previous works such as Coyote Trail and North of Cheyenne. I thought of it as being in the same spirit as Black Diamond Rendezvous, a work that I hoped had a bit of humor, a bit of dark irony, and some underlying serious value. This would also be a style that I would strive to continue in later works such as the Jimmy Clevis novels (Red Wind Crossing, Rancho Alegre, and Raven Springs). Man from Wolf River is available on Amazon.Continue reading