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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 12:38:07 PM PST
Josue says:
i must've seen your post in another thread and i took a look at the series and downloaded about six of the books from the Hopalong Cassidy series. would've gotten more if i knew that names

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 7:47:49 AM PST
Sarah Golden Hair: An Original Screenplay

I hope I'm not breaking any rules here by promoting my own work.

This is a screenplay, but if you are a fan of classic Westerns, I think you'll enjoy it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2012 3:37:40 PM PST
Josue says:
thank s Michael, i looked it up and it does look interesting. it's in my wishlist for now but i definitely plan on purchasing it

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2012 6:02:45 AM PST
I started writing historical western fiction several years ago. You might try "To Die In Dinetah: The Dark Legacy of Kit Carson," "Monument In The Storm," "Bullhead" (a contemporary western) and (coming out on eBook later on) "Curse of the Emporer's Gold.
My most successful western historical novel "Clay Allison, Legend of Cimarron" has not yet been released in eBook format, although it has received excellent reviews.
John A. Truett, author

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2012 4:23:09 PM PST
Josue says:
thanks i really like historical novels and nice to see westerns like this as well.

off to take a look at the books you mentioned

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 6:38:36 PM PST
Josue says:
i finished reading Lonesome Dove just today and it's well worth the read. i loved it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2012 7:57:22 PM PST
It always makes me cry.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 6:55:37 PM PST
Josue says:
i was very close to crying with a few deaths. it was hard to take in

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 5:32:56 AM PST
anything Louis is good for entry level western readers, look up some Zane Grey, there is something awesome and authentic when the author was actually born in the era he writes about. for Indie writers may i suggest Rye James, I have interviewed him personally and his work is good to.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2012 7:03:05 PM PST
Josue says:
i actually got some Louis books and Zane Grey as well on my kindle. nice to see that Grey was from the period itself, that does make it seem a lot more authentic. thank you. on my way to check Rye James.

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 3:36:37 PM PST
John H. says:
Hello, Everyone:
I cannot figure out if I am allowed to do this, but here is my book. I hope some of you will give it a try and feedback. I've got it at .99 or free for Amazon Prime members. It is pretty unconventional, but I've gotten good feedback so far. The Mule Tamer
Let me know if this is not appropriate, and I'll remove immediately, John

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 2:23:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2012 2:24:35 PM PST
New Mexico says:
One of my favorite authors is Loren Estleman. Loved his Page Murdock series. One of the few series that gets better as you read them. I also loved everything I have read by Lauren Paine. This author gets New Mexico just right. Lockwood is one of his best. FM Parker is also an author I like. Robert Randisi also has good westerns.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2012 4:28:25 PM PST
you will find my interview with him burried somewhere in my blog at

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2012 9:45:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2012 9:46:41 PM PST
Philluck says:
Unfortunately, only available on kindle. I would love to read The Mule Tamer. sounds great. but I am a paper book reader. Don't do device reading.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 5:11:24 AM PST
I also prefer reading from paper, but I just cant argue with having thousands of books right at the push of a button, cant tell you how many time I have been on an airplane or a bus, finished my book and wished I had some other book I owned to finish the trip.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 7:20:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 3:38:27 PM PST
John H. says:
Dear Philluck:
If I win the Amazon New Author contest, or whatever it's called, I will send you a paper copy ASAP. How's that for wishful thinking... :) Thanks for looking at it. John The Mule Tamer

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2012 8:03:53 PM PST
Josue says:
thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2012 6:43:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 12, 2012 6:44:54 AM PST
Philluck says:
I will eventually have to buy something to read only-on-device books, but I am resisting. If they can waste the paper on endless Nora Roberts books, come on!, print everything. I think one of those Romance companies must know how to do it cost effectively. Those things are widely distributed.
anyway, I did the download to PC Kindle thing. Let you know....

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 9:12:35 PM PST
Hey Joshers, I agree that Lonesome Dove is one of the best, without question.

One book I didn't see anyone mention was Appaloosa. It's here: Appaloosa

This is easily one of my favorite Westerns, along with Lonesome Dove.

Stan R. Mitchell

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 6:13:46 PM PST
y says:
Country of the Bad Wolfes by James Carlos Blake

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 5:05:00 AM PST
John H. says:
The Mule Tamer
Until midnight tonight, this is free. Thanks for looking, John

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 8:54:05 PM PST
Try some Ed Gorman westerns. Other than those mentioned, The Missing (originally published under another title, but that changed when the movie came out). Find that one and St. Agnes Stand both by Thomas Eidson.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 2:19:09 AM PST
For a slightly different take on the Western, get 'The Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles, Volumes I and II'. These stories are excellent with a sharp pulp/spaghetti/mystery angle on the Western, yet a rarely seen social awareness. Hugely enjoyable read!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 3:42:12 PM PST
Josue says:
thanks, i just saw it and it did look good. i quickly put on my WL for future purchase

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 3:42:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 3:43:12 PM PST
Josue says:
Yep, I actually got that one. looks good as well thank you John
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