"Mayo is a breezy yarn-spinner, the kind you'd like to sit around a pot-bellied stove with on a cold night." Praise for the novels of Ralph Compton
"[Mayo's] westerns are steeped in authenticity and boiled in action...."
“Compton may very well turn out to be the greatest Western writer of them all...Very seldom in literature have the legends of the Old West been so vividly painted.”—The Tombstone Epitaph
“If you like Louis L’Amour, you’ll love Ralph Compton.”—Quanah Tribune-Chief
“Thrilling stories of Western legend.” —The Huntsville Times
About the Author
Matthew P. Mayo is a Western Writers of America Spur Award-Winner, and a Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Finalist. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his novels include the Westerns Winters' War, Wrong Town, Hot Lead, Cold Heart, Dead Man's Ranch, Tucker's Reckoning, and The Hunted. He contributes to several popular series of Western and adventure novels. His non-fiction books include Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears; Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks; Sourdoughs, Claim Jumpers & Dry Gulchers; and Haunted Old West. Visit him on the web at matthewmayo.com.