Here is a classy classic Western about a young man named Ronas who is the town trash with no hope and no future until Marshal Wyatt Earp tosses him an outlaw’s gun and hauls him into a wild chase after the toughest gunfighter in the territory.

And forces Ronas to become an accidental gunfighter to save his own life.

The story is tough and true to its time and place, the Old West of hard times and high hopes.  And truer still to the dilemma Ronas must face after too much violence and too little love.





A very different epic fantasy of a reluctant Lady Merlin and a boy Arthur who doesn’t want to be king.

In dying Camelot, a Druid princess is reborn to save King Arthur and smash the Saxon armies swarming into Britain, the last outpost of Roman civilization. But merlins live backward in time and this Lady Merlin, old and wise in Arthur’s youth, is young, inexperienced, hot-blooded and a lot less wise when she discovers she must make a king of an unwilling boy, a Guenevere of a greedy princess, and a Round Table out of a rabble of knights and ladies who would rather squabble among themselves than quest after the dream of Camelot.

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Next, a horror story set in a year strangely unfixed to remind us all that at the borders of every man’s and woman’s mind are bizarre and terrifying things always ready to fill the empty spaces made by fright and failure.

Harry Royhatten, his wife and son seek a fresh start in life after too much failure and despair but find themselves cast adrift in dream and delusion in a Burma too many and too few can truly know.

At first, Royhatten believes too little in the phantoms that haunt the jungle city of Rangoon.

Later, he believes too much, and sinks into adultery, arson and murder.  Until he finds a horrific solution to all his frights, and becomes himself another bizarre legend in the jungle city.


The Lost Cause was not lost, it was thrown away by a South not prepared to win the war it wanted, the American Civil War.

People choose to make war but their culture decides how they will make war. The South allowed victory in the Civil War to bleed away because its military and political leaders could not recognize and transcend the limits of the culture that shaped them. In the war’s most critical year, 1864, they chose as the South’s last champion a hot-blooded young commander, General John Bell Hood, who destroyed his own army in frantic battles and wrecked the South’s last chance for victory. Here is an analysis of how the Southern culture of the middle of the 19th century made it all happen.



Now take a look at a new cover for a collection of light-hearted and quirky romance short stories


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COMING in 2017