Sunday, August 3, 2014


This just out from Western Trail Blazer, available first in eBook format --- a collection of stories about fathers and fatherhood all set in the American West.
I'm proud to have been invited to participate and honored to be part of the line-up of fine writers and stories that make up the end result.

My stories, which I call the "Silas Smith Saga", comprise a trilogy centered on the aforementioned Silas Smith, an aging Nebraska lawman at the start, who has been estranged from his two sons for a dozen years. Circumstances cause Silas to strike out in an effort to re-connect with his boys and try to deter them from being lured down the Outlaw Trail. What ensues is packed with action, drama, and emotion. If you give it a try, I think you'll like it … along with the other terrific yarns.

Here's the promo blurb for FATHERS:
Editor Jeremy L. C. Jones has collected twelve western-themed stories about fatherhood, three tales each from four of the most highly regarded, award-winning authors working in the genre today: John Duncklee, Wayne D. Dundee, John D. Nesbitt, and Troy D. Smith.
Fathers is a powerful book about responsibility and trust, kindness and compassion, wickedness and meanness, success and failure, honor and shame. There are people in these pages doing the right thing, doing the wrong thing, and doing the best they can. There are folks standing up and backing down. There are characters that follow in their father’s footsteps, blaze their own trails, and other who are just trying to figure out where their paths diverged.

Mostly, though, Fathers is a book about love. But not the easy kind of love, if there is such a thing.

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