A New Book and Some Exciting News

It has been a few months since I’ve posted any news or commentary. I promise to do better.

New Release

There have been some exciting developments the past few days that my readers may be interested in hearing about. First, I am pleased to announce that my newest novel, Medicine Wheel, should be released and available in both print and electronic editions by the end of May. This novel is set in the Kansas Flint Hills in the Manhattan area and represents a more ambitious undertaking than my previous work. The book is longer, and the plot more complex.

For those who read Last Will, you will meet more of the Locke family, and, although the Locke lawyers play roles, the protagonist Locke is a veterinarian, who brings another dimension to the book. I think you are going to find an interesting and diverse cast of characters.

Western Fictioneers Finalist(s)

My publisher, Poor Coyote Press, has received the news that I am a double–nominee for the 2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Novel. Night of the Coyote and Last Will are both among the five finalists for the award. The winner will be announced June 15.

The books face tough competition. Other finalists include legendary western writer, Dusty Richards, for A Bride for Gil. Richards has authored over 85 novels, is a previous finalist and has two Spur awards (Western Writers of America) to his credit. Douglas Hirt has been nominated for The Bone Digger. He has authored books in many genres and has twice been a Spur finalist.

Finally, co-authors Mickey Spillane (yes, the late, great writer of the Mike Hammer series) and Max Allan Collins (author of many novels including Road to Perdition, which became a Tom Hanks-Paul Newman movie) have produced Legend of Caleb York. I can only say I am honored and humbled to have my novels considered with those of such distinguished writers.

Stay tuned and thanks for visiting.