Scalp Mountain, first chapter

Colum McNeal was almost out of luck. He was running from his father’s hired killers, from an old acquaintance who hated him but wouldn’t say why, and from an Apache with a grudge.

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Here’s a new thing friends

Hi, from now on, I’m posting most days, except Saturday, and most days my Facebook post and this blog will be identical. Not all. Read ’em and weep. Hey friends: I wrote this morning and part of the afternoon on my new novel and then decided to take a bath. The water was so nice and warm…

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Comanches and The Captive Boy

The story of August Shiltz, The Captive Boy, was inspired by the real-life captives held by the Comanches, and what happened to many of them when they were released.

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Why We Write About the Old West

  Writers who write about the Old West are a different breed. A majority of readers love romances, mysteries and/or thrillers, fantasy, horror, and a host of others. In comparison, historical novels about the West (or Westerns) are not that popular. Yet, we keep writing about Tucson and Tucumcari, Deadwood and Dodge, Indian fights and gunfights.…

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Ron Scheer: HOW THE WEST WAS WRITTEN

This is “How The West was Written,” said author Ron Scheer, from violent to free from rigid Eastern social structures and crowded living conditions, to egalitarian, with a democratic spirit which allowed a degree of social mixing frowned on elsewhere.

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