Posts Tagged: Colorado

Summer Vacation 2013 (part 2)

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Twice a year, I get a very nice magazine put out by the wonderful people at Vail Resorts.  In all honesty, I have only been to Vail (Colorado) once and the only part of the trip that sticks in my mind is that (I’m not kidding) while standing in the parking lot of the elementary… Read more »

Comment Spam

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I realize that spam (the unwanted electronic missives we get and not the—by now attractive by comparison—processed and canned meats) is a fact of life. I just don’t get it. On any given day, I can go into the comments section of garisonfitch.com and find fifty to two hundred useless bits of spam. Most of… 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 »

You Can Help!

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If you’re ever reading one of my novels and come across a mistake, feel free to let me know. One of the great things about Kindle and Nook (and the other e-formats) is that I can go in and make corrections. Granted, that won’t help you, but it’ll improve things for future readers. If you… Read more »

the Return of the Nice Guy!

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Two years after a murder has been solved and the killer in jail, Bat Garrett is hired by an attractive widow to find out why her husband was killed. The police–and everyone else–say it was just a robbery gone bad, but she thinks differently. With Jody Anderson–still on crutches from her horrific ordeal in “The… Read more »

Como

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If you’re driving the highway north out of Fairplay, making your way to Bailey (or, more likely, Denver) you probably won’t even notice it. There’s a little green highway sign that says “Como” that doesn’t even give the elevation or the population or anything and off to the west there’s a small conglomeration of old… Read more »

Characters I Love

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Reading over “Overstreet” in preparation for releasing it this summer was a lot of fun. (Hope it will be for all you readers, too!) I’ve been writing, re-writing, abandoning, picking back up, starting over, re-writing the start-over, ad nauseum for thirty years … at least. So going back through the story this time was a… Read more »

Overstreet

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I’m working on the final read-through of my novel “Overstreet”. It’s the story of a young man who kills a powerful man in self-defense and must flee to protect his friends from the family of the deceased. Unfortunately, the trouble follows him. “Overstreet” is my tribute to Louis L’Amour. I didn’t specifically try to channel… Read more »