Books and stories

Short fiction

  • “Major Reno’s Romance,” Saddlebag Dispatches, Summer 2019.
  • “Down a Bad Hole,” Hardboiled, May 2013
  • “The Saint of Pox Island,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2012
  • “Cornflower Blue,” Untamed Ink, Lindenwood University, spring 2008
  • “Captives,” Dan River Anthology, 2007
  • “Miss Libbie Tells All,” Westward, A Fictional History of the American West, Forge, 2003
  • “The Mexican,” Words of Wisdom, 2003
  • “Vainglorious,” Northwoods Journal, autumn 2001


UP FROM THUNDER, Cave Hollow Press, 2010

The FRONTIER Trilogy:

FRONTIER, Kensington, March 2015

THUNDER AT DAWN, Kensington, May 2015

POWDER RIVER, Kensington, June 2016

Note: All three of the FRONTIER novels are in a variety of formats including audiobook from and



  • “Medicine Bill’s Last Ride,” Roundup! Western Writers of America presents Great Stories of the West from Today’s Leading Western Writers, La Frontera Publishing, June 2010
  • “Saga of the Leatherstocking Scout,” WildWest, June 2009
  • “The Wonderful, Terrible, Mysterious West,” Something is Going to Happen: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Editor’s Blog, May 29, 2013