Our three original worlds + links to other books

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Make an Appointment with Doc

Pretty soon I'll be reissuing one of my western series, The Accomplice. I had a lot of fun writing these books since they're about my favorite Wild West personality, Doc Holliday. Although the accomplice from the title is a fictional character, the events are based in fact and Doc is where he should be at the various time frames in the books. I got to put my spin on moments in his life and tried very hard to keep it true to the man himself.

The series was published a few years back under my pen name, Marcus Galloway. In fact, a review for the third book in the series was just posted on another blog! Check it out by clicking here. Now, once I get some newer, spiffier covers, I'll release them in ebook format. Check back here for more details.

And...since these are already written...they don't impede the progress of the next entries in the Gillis Ledgers or Skinners series. I'll let you know when there's more to know.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I’m pleased to announce the release in ebook format of my 2007 novel, WINTERS’ WAR. Never before released in the US, this novel began its life in hardcover for the Black Horse Western line by the publisher Robert Hale, London, UK, after which it was released in large-print as a softcover. Now revised and expanded — and with stunning new cover art — the new Gritty Press release of WINTERS’ WAR appears as I originally intended it, as the first in a series of accounts about the Winters family, ranchers in the shadows of Wyoming Territory’s Teton Range more than a century ago.
Since WINTERS’ WAR first came out, readers have asked, “What happened next to Jenna and Niall Winters? Will there be more stories about the Winters family?” I’ve provided some of those answers and hinted at others in this newly revised and expanded version of WINTERS’ WAR. This new version establishes it as the beginning of a family saga, not unlike “The Big Valley,” “Bonanza,” Dr. Quinn,” and Louis L’Amour’s Sackett series.
As mentioned in the novel’s new Foreword, not long ago while out West on a research trip I found a trove of old, forgotten documents at the abandoned Winters Family Ranch in Wyoming. They chronicle that family’s long, rich history. And as I continue to explore them, I imagine I’ll be riding shotgun exploring the West with various members of the Winters family as they slide into scrapes, track rustlers, instigate hijinks, love and grieve, find and lose fortunes, and in general, live full lives at and around the Winters Family Ranch. Saddle up, it’s going to be a heck of a ride!
Click here for the Kindle version. (Coming soon in an epub version and a handsome trade paperback version….)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Building Steam

I love steampunk!!
Just wanted to get that out there. In fact, I love it so much that I've got two steampunk projects in the works as we speak. One of them is a western and the other is more traditional Victorian era steaming with a non-traditional twist. Actually, steampunk itself is non-traditional so does that make mine traditional? Eh, forget it. You know what I mean. Both of these projects are being polished up and edited, so it may be a little while but they will be out before TOO long.

Actually, I came up with these ideas at around the same time I came up with The Gillis Ledgers. I think it's pretty clear that Jake's version of Cincinnati was steampunk inspired, but I couldn't really call it that because there's no steam anywhere. I know...the technical aspects of writing imaginary places. Very cumbersome. Heh.

I'll keep you posted about the approaching steam....uhh....storm? No. Too many storms and too many power outages. Let's call it the approaching steam-pocalypse. Yeah. If any of you have read Skinners, you know I love a good apocalypse. Since this is more of a beginning, though, let's just call them "those two steampunk projects". Sometimes simpler is better.