Reid is fourth generation land and cattle. His cowboy heart and poet's pen captures the spirit of the western landscape and its influence on generations of its settlers. His long-standing devotion to wild and remote places, to the land, and to the people--both past and present--who leave their legend and footprint upon America and the American West is the inspiration and descriptive underpinning of all of his writing.
Reid's works have enjoyed #1 Bestseller positions in numerous categories and genres, and he has, much to his delighted surprise, been honored with Twenty Three national awards as of the date of this printing, including Best Book of the Year award or Finalist (runner-up) designations in the categories of Western, Historical Fiction, Romance, West/Mountain Regional Fiction and Design! Thank you readers, and USA Book Review Awards, Next Generation Indies Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association--IBPA, Forward National Literature Award, International Book Awards, and Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs).
"If your mind and spirit are seduced by images of windswept ridge tops, flutters of aspen leaves caressed by a canyon breeze and the crimson tendrils of dying sun...if your fingers feel the silken pulse of a lover and your lips taste the deep kisses of building passion...if nostrils flare with the conjured scents of gunpowder and perfume, sage brush and pine, and your ears delight in the murmur of river current...if your heart pounds at the clash of good and evil, the snap of the flag in a stiff morning breeze fills you with pride, and with each twist and turn of interwoven lives you feel a primal throb, then I have accomplished my mission." ~Reid Lance Rosenthal
Reid's fiction works are known for the passion which fuels each thrilling romance-packed novel in his widely acclaimed series and epic of the historical and contemporary American west. Reid's debut novel and the first book of the thirty-three novel saga has been compared to McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, Michener's Centennial, the writings of Louis L'Amour (with steam!) and even Gone With The Wind, by reviewers and readers alike. Each ensuing book further unfolds the riveting, sensual, adventure-filled tale of a country on the cusp of greatness, personalities from uncommon origins and lives weaved into generational tapestries of lust, duplicity, enmity, love and triumph.
His first non-fiction work, also a bestseller, and winner of two national awards, is based on his experience and insider knowledge as a fourth-generation land and cattleman, realtor with a forty-two year, land related career in multiple states, three countries and two continents. Land for Love and Money is laced with humorous true anecdotes and no-holds-barred, hard-hitting current event facts known only to a few. Reid is a leading authority on ranch, farm, recreation, residential and large and small rural properties--from acquisition to disposition, transition structuring, management, operations, improvements, conservation easements and preservation. He purchased his first piece of land--a ranch--at the age of eighteen.
Each tale--the good, bad and ugly--affords the reader rare learning experiences on land and real estate, and valuable instruction about today's floundering financial system, real estate downturn, increasing regulation and uncertain tax climate. Social, political and urgent economic considerations critical to land purchase, enjoyment, ownership and value are revealed. Each chapter discloses invaluable secrets of land purchase and sale in unstable economic times critical to both the heart and the wallet.