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Author Spotlight

Patrick Dearen - Spur Award-Winning Author

The author of twenty-six books, Patrick Dearen is a former award-winning reporter for two West Texas daily newspapers. As a nonfiction writer, Dearen has produced books such as A Cowboy of the PecosSaddling Up Anyway: The Dangerous Lives of Old-Time Cowboys; and Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier, Revisited. His research has led to sixteen novels, including The Big Drift, winner of the Spur Award of Western Writers of America and the Peacemaker Award of Western Fictioneers. His other western-themed novels include When Cowboys Die (a Spur Award finalist); The End of Nowhere; The Illegal ManTo Hell or the Pecos; and Perseverance. His novels Apache Lament and Dead Man’s Boot both received the Elmer Kelton Award from the Academy of Western Artists.

A ragtime pianist and wilderness enthusiast, Dearen lives with his wife in Texas.

Praise for Patrick Dearen - Winner of the 2022 Elmer Kelton Award
"Fast-paced, gripping, and exciting . . . An unusual but interesting concept for a western story."—Historical Novel Society.

Dead Man's Boot

2017 Elmer Kelton Award Winner

In a dead man's boot, Clay finds a map to rumored gold in the Guadalupes. When Comanches approach, he flees upriver and finds Lil Casner at a lone schooner. Long abused in an arranged marriage, she must fend for herself while her obsessed husband combs the Pecos for the very map Clay has discovered.
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Apache Lament

2019 Elmer Kelton Award Winner

Eight months have passed since Sam DeJarnett lost his wife and unborn child to Mescalero Apaches, and now he is one of ten Texas Rangers pursuing those very hostiles in 1881. He lives only for vengeance, and the fresh Mescalero trail in the snow is leading straight into the bitterly cold Sierra Diablo of Texas.
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Haunted Border

2022 Elmer Kelton Award Winner

"Fast-paced, gripping, and exciting . . . An unusual but interesting concept for a western story."—Historical Novel Society.

Haunted Border is based on a taped account by a survivor of the true-life Brite Ranch Raid of 1917.
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The Illegal Man

A story that could have come out of today’s headlines, this revised edition of the acclaimed novel explores a Mexican national’s desperate attempt to provide for his family. Ricardo has known only poverty in Mexico, but he dreams of a better life in the United States. He enlists a “coyote” to smuggle him across the Rio Grande, a river that separates not only one nation from another, but one world from another.
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Recent Releases

SV Original Publications

Wyandotte Bound by George T. Arnold

2021 Laramie Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards Finalist

Meet the men and women of Wyandotte, the good and the bad, battle for a quarter of a century to determine their region’s fate during the fading years of the Western Frontier.
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Lakota Cowboy by John Hafnor

2022 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Western Maverick Finalist

“ ... You’ve managed to shed light and understanding on Lakota thought, philosophy and most of all reverence or as I say, spiritual intelligence.” —Jhon (not John) Goes In Center, noted Oglala Lakota elder
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Song of the Horseman by Mark Warren

2022 Georgia Author of the Year Award
Literary Fiction Finalist

"...Warren’s prose is magnificently rendered; the kind of writing that makes the reader put down their book for a moment and marvel."—Judge: Zoe Fishman
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Walking Rain by Robert Westbrook

Amazon #1 Bestseller in Native American Literature

WALKING RAIN is a tale of corruption, international crime, and the challenges of parenthood as Howie finds himself an unexpected father to a teenage girl.
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Print Books

Restitution by Stephen H. Moriarty

“An ex-prosecutor, Moriarty knows his way around the courthouse and the courtroom, and he brings both alive with a thrilling story and memorable characters.” —James Irving, author of the Joth Proctor Mystery Series.
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Drunk Log

Drunk Log by Mark E. Scott

If all goes according to plan, tonight will be Jack Current’s last. The young engineer is at the end of his emotional rope and plans to take his own life. But first, a bar crawl through his downtown Cincinnati neighborhood is in order.
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Surviving the Lion's Den by Matt Scott

Trusted CIA operative Tom Delang is kidnapped in Dammam by Iranian operatives following a meeting with the Saudi ambassador to the United States and is tortured for coveted information.
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Last of the Pistoleers by Mark Warren

Award-winning writer of Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey, winner of the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Award, a 2019 Spur Award Finalist and an “Editor’s Choice” by The Historical Novel Society
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Next Door to Danger by Charlotte MacLeod

From her association with the wealthy and independent Wests, Adelaide discovered that she was not, after all, the ugly duckling she had thought she was—nor was she living a very safe life!
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Old Times by Bill Brooks

That was when he went and wrote a letter to Monroe Hawks—"the meanest son of a bitch that ever lived." When they rode for Hanging Judge Parker, they were respected by the godfearing and the godless alike. But that was then....
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Kansas Bleeds by Melody Groves

Luke Colton believes the South and slavery are right. How else will cotton get to market, tobacco harvested without slaves to do the work? Southern economy is based on such a workforce and besides, what would slaves do if they were free?
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The Conspiracy by Jasmine Cresswell

Verity Marlowe’s life has spiraled into a haze of alcohol and self-pity following the death of her husband. The State Department considers her a security risk, but when terrorist violence erupts overseas, they have no choice but to call her back on assignment.
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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining — impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.
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A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

Zelazny manages to cleverly combine Jack (the Ripper), Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, and Dracula together with witches, werewolves, druids and many others in this amusing tale of an approaching confrontation that, on the Halloween of a full-moon, will change the cosmic balance of power between good and evil. Told through the eyes of Snuff, Jack's guard dog, who performs magical calculations in addition to accompanying his master on “collecting” expeditions into 19th century London.
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The Snatch by Bill Pronzini

In his first chronicled adventure, the Nameless detective hires on to handle the ransom payoff in a kidnapping case. Financier Louis Martinetti doesn't trust the police to deal with the man who snatched his 9-year-old son from his military prep school, nor is it clear that he trusts the members of his own household. On the appointed evening, Nameless takes a briefcase that contains $300,000 in cash to a secluded location chosen by the kidnapper. Then all hell breaks loose.
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Target! by Kevin D. Randle

Zeroing in on the enemy—through the deadly scope of a sniper’s rifle!

When an ominous traffic change on the Ho Chi Minh Trail signals a bloody repeat of the Tet offensive, the SEALS are assigned a secret mission across the Vietnamese border... and into the jungles of Laos. Struggling through this Cong-infested inferno could put them on the endangered species list. But infiltrating the hidden enemy stronghold and terminating its leadership—might make them extinct.
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Latest News

What an honor! Patrick Dearen has been named to the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. Upon induction on October 19th in Fort

George T. Arnold’s Wyandotte Bound, an SV Original Publication, has won the Laramie Book Awards for Americana and Western Fiction, a division

2022 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Western Maverick Finalist “Here, manifest destiny collides with native mysticism.” Meet the last open range cowboy and

Georgia Author of the Year Award – Literary Fiction Finalist – Song of the Horseman by Mark Warren To seamlessly weave descriptive

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