I'll be bringing the Archive back to life this week, after weeks of being snowed under with work and I've got some exciting western related news coming, including stirrings from the Chap O'keefe camp, as well as a look at the latest titles from the astounding line built up by Piccadilly Publishing.
And so to kick things off I'd like to direct western fanatics to the new book from Chuck Tyrell. The book's available as a low priced eBook, and anyone wanting a western fix should check it out.
Four riders pounded toward us from
the east, raising a cloud of dust and firing like they had all the
bullets in the world. I took a bead on the lead horse, a three-color
paint, and squeezed off a shot. The horse went down and the rider
tumbled head over heels to the ground. When he scrambled to his feet, I
put him down again with a shot in the brisket. I jacked another shell
into my Winchester.
I switched my aim to another rider, not worrying about the one I’d shot. He was dead.
The other three scattered. There
wasn’t all that much cover on the flat, but they ran for what there
was. Andy was firing, but the running horses showed that his lead took
“Aim for the horses,” I hollered.
A six-gun cracked and a bullet
plowed into the dirt not an inch from my left foot. I whirled and pulled
the trigger when the Winchester’s muzzle lined up with Denny, whose
hand worked at earing back the hammer of an old Colt Army M1861. My
bullet took him just above the belt buckle and knocked him on his butt,
where he sat, staring with disbelieving eyes at the blood stain
spreading on his shirt.
The eBook is available now - it's on my own Kindle and I'll be getting to it pretty soon - things have been so frantic lately that I haven't had any time to read fiction of any kind - (rare for me since I've always got a book on the go). And I can recommend this book with confidence because Chuck Tyrell, a man who also, like myself, publishes westerns with Black Horse Westerns always delievers a totally readable and enjoyable book. But don't just take my word for it - Chuck's won an award or two.
Charles T. Whipple, an international
prize-winning author, uses the pen name of Chuck Tyrell for his Western
novels. Whipple was born and reared in Arizona’s White Mountain country
only 19 miles from Fort Apache. He won his first writing award while in
high school, and has won several since, including a 4th place in the
World Annual Report competition, a 2nd place in the JAXA Naoko Yamazaki
Commemorative Haiku competition, the first-place Agave Award in the 2010
Oaxaca International Literature Competition, and the 2011 Global eBook
Award in western fiction. Raised on a ranch, Whipple brings his own
experience into play when writing about the hardy people of 19th Century
Arizona. Although he currently lives in Japan, Whipple maintains close
ties with the West through family, relatives, former schoolmates, and
readers of his western fiction. Whipple belongs to Western Fictioneers,
Western Writers of America, Arizona Authors Association, American
Society of Journalists and Authors, Asian American Journalists
Association, and Tauranga Writers Inc.