Category Archives: Transcontinental Railroad

Eagle Talons Audiobook Available Now

Eagle Talons: The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One is now available as an Audiobook on Amazon.com. The audiobook was narrated by Brian James Sternberg. You can download the audiobook at:  https://a.co/d/9AxeaO6    

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Roundup Magazine Article

The December 2023 issue of Roundup Magazine, the official publication of Western Writers of America, published my article entitled: “Train time: Facts to know when writing about railroads.

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Bozeman Paymaster Receives Wyoming Award

Bozeman Paymaster: A Tale of the Fetterman Massacre has been awarded first place in the Publications: Fiction Category by the Wyoming State Historical Society for 2023. I plan to travel to Cody, Wyoming, to participate in the 70th Annual Meeting … Continue reading

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Great Arts & Crafts Fair

I, along with nine other members of Anthem Authors, participated in a book selling during the Spring Arts & Crafts Fair at Sun City Anthem in Henderson, Nevada, on April 1, 2023. No, it was not April Fools’ Day. It … Continue reading

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Book Review of Iron Women

The June 2021 issue of Western Writers of America’s Roundup Magazine contains a book review I wrote about Iron Women: The Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad by Chris Enss. Ms. Enss is the current president of Western Writers of America. She … Continue reading

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Model Locomotive Completed

I have completed the assembly of the model locomotive and tender that I received as a Christmas gift. As I pointed out in my last post, I had not built a model since I was a teenager back in the … Continue reading

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Model 1860s Locomotive Project

My daughter Beth gave me a wooden model 1860s locomotive kit for Christmas this year. I haven’t built a model since I was a teenager–back in the early 1950s. The instructions are divided into eighteen steps. Here I am working … Continue reading

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Stirrup Award Finalist

My article “Races Within a Race: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad” that appeared in the April 2019 issue of Roundup Magazine has been selected, by the membership of Western Writers of America, as a finalist for the Stirrup Award … Continue reading

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Trade Paperbacks Available

Five Star Publishing, who originally published The Iron Horse Chronicles trilogy, recently reverted the rights for eBooks and Trade Paperbacks to me. There were pluses and minuses to that. The minus was that Five Star took down their Kindle versions … Continue reading

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Henderson Libraries 2020 Local Author Showcase

On March 28, 2020, I will be participating in the 7th Annual Local Author Showcase at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada. This is the fourth year I have been invited to offer my books … Continue reading

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