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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 Pecos; Saddling 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 Man; To 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.
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Award-Winning & Best-Selling Authors
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
Haunted Border by Patrick Dearen has been named a finalist for the Will Rogers Gold Medallion. “Fast-paced, gripping, and exciting . .