Monthly Archives:: October 2012

Cover Art (Finalized)

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Thanks to Mike Ray of Ink Tycoon for this incredible cover artwork! What do you think? Should I have him re-do my other covers?

I’m now on Twitter

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As a writer, I know I’m nothing without you readers. I appreciate your buying and reading and word-of-mouthing. Just wanted to let you know I am now on Twitter. Look for “GarisonFitch” and followed my latest musings … 140 characters at a time. And don’t forget to read my latest novel: the Return of the… Read more »

Picture of the West

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Here’s what the town of Como, Colorado (the setting for my new novel “Overstreet”) looked like in the early 1900s. Imagine it twenty years before when the tents occupied by miners swelled the population to almost ten thousand. If you were to see it today, you’d notice that it’s not much more populated than in… Read more »

Louis L’Amour

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Ornithologists tell us that the reason flamingos are pink is because they eat so much shrimp. Likewise, if any of my writing seems similar to Louis L’Amour’s, it’s not so much out of a conscious effort but just because I have ingested so much of his work (having read every one of his works many… Read more »

Little Old Log Cabin in the Woods

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I was stringing some fence near Como, Colorado, a couple decades ago when, way back in the forest, I tripped. I started looking for what I had tripped over and, when I had cleared away the brush, found the outline of a small cabin. Emphasis on small. Back in it’s day, it must have only… Read more »

History of Fire

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In the late 1890s, the town of Como, Colorado was almost wiped off the map by a fire which started somewhere near the hotel or the depot. Before the day was out, several businesses (including the hotel and the depot) were destroyed, as well as many homes. Many of the homes—as in most other mining… Read more »

Overstreet … Coming in July!

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My epic western novel, “Overstreet” hits the shelves* in July! I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think of this novel. It’s a serious western novel, exploring not just one event in the life of someone from the old west, but following that life, and the life of a western town, to the very… Read more »

Newly Written

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Still, Bat and I both realized that the information garnered from that interview could prove pretty valuable if it panned out. If someone had set-up a base from which they carried out “a plan” (any plan), a perpetual rent house was a pretty good starting place. Neighbors wouldn’t notice if new people moved in—or moved… Read more »

Marianne

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Have gotten quite a bit of “Garison IV” written lately! Almost all the characters in it are people I have worked with before, so writing about them is like visiting old friends. But then, there’s the fact that real people (we hope) grow. So you want the characters to have grown, too. Essential character traits… Read more »

The Writing Process

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OK, let’s be honest: I don’t have one. I write when I feel like it–at least as far as my novels go. Yes, there might be something in those old instructions about “write every day”, but I have never been able to make myself do it. When I do write, I tend to write a… Read more »