Posts Tagged: Overstreet

King Louis L’Amour

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When a Louis L’Amour character walks down a street, you get the sense that—if you were suddenly placed on that street yourself—you’d know where to go because he’s already laid it out so well for you. That trail through the mountains? You could find it from his directions. L’Amour wrote about how, in preparation for… 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 »

Overstreet Cover (first look)

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Here’s a little bit of what the graphic artist is working on as concerns the cover for “Overstreet”: There’s a lot more to come, but hopefully this will give you a little wet to your appetite. Which lettering do you like best?

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 »

Excerpt from “Tales from a Western Life”

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It was summer in the year of 1879 when John Overstreet found himself chasing cattle for B-Spec, a west Texas ranch headquartered near Guthrie. The Texas sun beat down hard on a man out there because there just wasn’t anything to keep it off of him. John wore a wide-brimmed hat, but even that wasn’t… Read more »

Hoorah (2)!!

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Finished my rewrite on the passage of “Tales From a Western Life” that had always bugged me! Now … when do I release it? Any thoughts, readers?

Overstreet

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A reader recently pointed out that some Overstreets appear in “The Nice Guy” and wondered what that meant in the larger context of my writing. While I decide whether to answer that question , let me give a brief explanation of who the Overstreets are and why two elderly people in an RV park would… Read more »