News 2018-02-09T19:21:03+00:00
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 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, 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 Read More
27 September

Me… Brock?

The protagonist of my first two Western novels, “Coyote Courage” and “Coyote Creek,” is Brock Clemons. Brock has many of the standard Western hero traits: tall, handsome, fast with a gun, strong with a fist and unable to stomach injustice, especially when it involves women and children. I have also Read More
Alan Geoffrion invested more than five years doing research for the book, “The Broken Trail,” focusing on — and then combining — two separate, but historically accurate stories. The first was about the forced prostitution of young Chinese girls who were taken from the far West and brought into the Read More