STORYTELLER 7: GORDON ROTTMAN’S “RIDE HARDER”

"RIDE HARDER"

Award-winning novelist Gordon L. Rottman produced yet another page-turning adventure yarn. RIDE HARDER  is the sequel to THE HARDEST RIDE, a USA Today bestseller, for which Rottman won the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Western Novel 2014. He was also honored as a Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist for Best Traditional Western Novel for 2013.

Ride Harder follows cowpuncher Bud Eugen and his resourceful fiancée, Marta, as they […]

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“CLASSROOM TO COURTROOM”

"LITTLE BILL" RAIDLER

— HE RODE WITH THE DOOLIN GANG — The man standing inside the mouth of a cave near Bartlesville, Oklahoma Territory, took aim at three lawmen heading his way and snapped off several shots at them.

Before the outlaw could take aim again, U.S. Deputy Marshal Bill Tilghman, who tracked “Little Bill” Raidler to his hideout, returned fire, shattering Raidler’s hand.

When Little Bill […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: JULIA ROBB, WAR GAMES AND OTHER ADVENTURES

If you ever have a chance to sit down with Julia Robb and chat about her award-winning days as a journalist, you’ll leave laughing, shaking your head, or gawking in astonishment.

A storyteller in every sense of the word, Julia now writes novels and works as a freelance editor. She also squeezes in time to speak and conduct workshops about all things Texas.

Among her presentations is one where she reveals […]

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WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

Ghost Town

(Reblog: WesternFIctioneer)

The names of some frontier towns are uniquely American, often romantic, and always visual –cowboy towns, cattle towns, gold rush towns, logging communities and, of course, ghost towns.

Some of the names hold a certain fascination and bring to mind visions of cattle drives, and shootouts. The more popular ones are legend: Tombstone, Deadwood, Abilene, Bandera Pass, Dodge City, Cochise —names synonymous with the 19th century Old West.

But, there […]

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