Last fall’s release of GRIT resulted in the highest sales since my publisher, Leafcutter Publishing Group, Inc., began publishing and selling my novels. GRIT has since become the gift that keeps on giving. On May 15 Western Fictioneers announced that GRIT was one of five finalists for the Peacemaker Award for Best Western Novel of 2018. It was also gratifying that PEYOTE SPIRITS, my Law Wranglers novella, was selected as a finalist for Best Short Fiction.
On June 15 WF announced that GRIT was the Peacemaker Award winner for the best novel category. This was exciting news for author and publisher, as well as for others involved in preparing the book for publication under the publisher’s Uplands Press imprint.
My historical western novel, CUT NOSE, was released late May and has been selling well, although not yet reaching GRIT’S benchmark figures. This is my longest novel, and I consider it my best work, although some readers prefer more fiction and less history. Initial reviews are very encouraging, however, and I hope I have struck a balance that will keep readers turning pages.
My next two novels will be a continuation of our popular Law Wranglers series. The second book is still vegetating but I have a nice start on the first, tentatively titled ADAM’S FIRST WIFE. I expect that book’s release the end of July or early August with the second to follow about two months later.
Thanks to all for your support and interest.
Best wishes and good reading.