"Mayo's Grittiest Moments books read like Loren D. Estleman and Jim Thompson got together to re-write a Stephen Ambrose history book." "An excellent variety of great stories, told in superb narrative style."
--Jeremy L.C. Jones, Booklifenow.com
"[Mayo] is a consummate storyteller with a lively, entertaining voice.... Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks is American history at its most violent and authentic."
--Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of A Stranger in the Kingdom, Where the Rivers Flow North, and Walking to Gatlinburg
"Mayo brings the West alive.... Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears puts the reader right in the middle of the action, making history not only accessible, but fun, scary, and most importantly, real. Mayo is a writer to keep a lookout for."
--Larry D. Sweazy, Spur Award-winner and author of The Rattlesnake Season
"... I can't recommend it highly enough. The man knows the West, and, better still, knows how to tell a story."
--Andrew Vietze, award-winning author of Becoming Teddy Roosevelt
--John D. Nesbitt, Spur Award-winning Western author of Trouble at the Redstone