News 2017-11-02T17:06:32+00:00
For years, I have read at least one book per week. As part of the ritual, every January 1, I take a new pack of playing cards, open it up and use each of the 52 cards (loving the symmetry of there being 52 cards in a deck and 52 weeks in a year) as Read More
Al Conroy wrote this book and it’s a fun read. The story is fairly common — a small town held under the thumb of a greedy (in this case, two), wealthy, cruel landowner. Town folk are afraid to stand up for themselves until a tall, strong, handy-with-a-gun stranger (Clayburn, no first name) rides into town Read More
Following up on last week’s review of the book, “True Grit,” (not just one of my favorite Westerns, but one of my favorite books from any genre), I thought it would be fun to take a look at the original movie. “True Grit” was released only one year after Charles Portis’ book by the same Read More
04 October

The Two Utes

I’m working on the third book in the Brock Clemons series, tentatively named “Coyote Canyon.” One of the joys of writing this series, is doing the research, learning more about the time period, the people who lived in the Old West and the challenges they faced. In the second book, “Coyote Creek,” I introduce two Read More
“True Grit” is a story that many of us know, probably more as a result of two very popular movies than of the actual book itself. However, the book is well worth reading independently of the movies. A young girl, Mattie Ross, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, hires Marshall “Rooster” Cogburn, a man with a checkered past Read More

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