As the author of The Iron Horse Chronicles, I wish all of my readers a Happy New Year. 2015 was a successful year for me as a writer. Eagle Talons, the first book in my trilogy about the quest of a young man who heads west at the time of the building of the first transcontinental railroad, won the 2015 Bronze Will Rogers Medallion Award for western fiction for younger readers. It was a thrill to join all of the first-class authors of books in many western genres at the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, in October to receive the award.
In November 2015, Bear Claws, the second book, was released by Five Star Publishing. It has received many excellent reviews. Most importantly, numerous readers have personally expressed their pleasure in being able to continue to follow the adventures of Will Braddock in his quest to determine his own destiny. I will be submitting Bear Claws for consideration for a 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award. Keep your fingers crossed.
I have now completed Golden Spike, the third book in the trilogy, and will submit the manuscript for consideration for publication before 2015 is finished. Follow this website and I will keep you advised about when you can expect to see it in your local bookstore or order it online so you can learn for yourself the fate of Will Braddock, Jenny McNabb, and Paddy O’Hannigan.
Thank you for reading my books. Have a successful and fulfilling 2016.