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 end.
When John Overstreet first arrives in Como, Colorado, the town is booming. Both coal and gold have been discovered nearby and a tent city of many thousands has sprung up along the railroad tracks. Avoiding the mines, John goes to work for a small-time rancher who has a plan of selling horses to the miners. As the years go by, we follow the story of the changing fortunes of the town, the ranch, and the man John Overstreet. We get to see the coming of the big things–like the motor car and the telephone–as well as the decline of the mining industry and the rise of the cattle industry and even the coming of baseball to the South Park Valley.
Along the way, we get to see a western man learn to deal with love, loss, death and triumph as he fights for what he finds important.
*Kindle and Nook shelves, anyway. And, of course, with Amazon’s free apps you can read Kindle books on iPad, iPod, Android, Blackberry, PC or Mac.