October 26, 2021
Cennan Books of Cynren Press
Hardcover | $22.00 U.S.
A PARTICULAR MADNESS
Growing up in the rural impoverishment of post-Depression Oklahoma, and surrounded by feuding family factions, free-spirited Jacob Roland hungers for knowledge and a world beyond his reach.
But dark forces are growing in Jacob, twisting with the same ruthless, relentless power of a tornado across the Oklahoma prairies. Jacob battles against these aberrant forces, and, trapped by poverty and a growing mental illness, he is thwarted at every turn. For every light—a chance at college, the love of a poised, sophisticated woman—a greater darkness appears within him.
January 26, 2021
Milford House Press
Trade Paperback and digital
TIME AND AGAIN Takes Reader into the Historic Cherokee Outlet
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First, there was the canyon. Then, there were the people who came.
Nod Blessing is the surviving heir of the Blessing Cattle Company, and he is making his way through the mysterious Cherokee Outlet. If he’s going to transport his year’s cash earnings, he’ll have to survive the darkness of the caverns.
Five powerful women are also traversing the canyon. They are strong in their determination to build the town of Bathsheba, a refuge for women. Along the way, their spirits threaten to break; their wills tested. It’s up to them to create their one true haven.
Marco wants the land. A surveyor accused of a crime he didn’t commit must overcome the drought and the impact of the Great Depression and a world at war, but deception is hiding around every bend.
Will these characters succeed, or, in the end, will they fall to the power of the canyon and its secrets? Time and Again is a metaphysical Western revealing historical answers hidden in plain sight.
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November 7, 2017
The Roadrunner Press
Hardcover and digital
The Latest in the Acclaimed Hook Runyon Mystery Series:
They say a railroad is little more than a small town that stretches a thousand miles
along a single winding iron thread. And as in any small town, gossip travels up and down the rail so
fast it might as well be a telephone party line. So when a local boy turns up dead sixty miles down
track under a bridge marked as a safe hobo camp, it quickly becomes Hook Runyon’s job to find out
what happened before it hits the headlines of the local newspapers. The rail yard bull is dealing with
the constraints of a new office job and the presence of a young aspiring criminologist from Back East,
a mixture ripe for all hell breaking loose.
Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction
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