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John D. Nesbitt

John D. Nesbitt is the author of more than forty books, including traditional westerns, crossover western mysteries, contemporary western fiction, retro/noir fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He has won the Western Writers of America Spur Award four times—twice for paperback novel, once for short story, and once for poem. He has won the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award twice—once for novel and once for short story. He has been a finalist for the Spur Award twice, the Peacemaker seven times, and the Will Rogers Medallion Award eight times. He has also received two creative writing fellowships with the Wyoming Arts Council—once for fiction, once for nonfiction–and he has won the fiction award four times with the Wyoming State Historical Society. 

Praise for John D. Nesbitt

Four Time Winner of the Spur Award

Two Time Winner of the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award

Two Time Winner of the Wyoming State Historical Society Award

Blue Is Not the Word / Buckskin Trail


Blue Is Not the Word
Rick Lemoore is drinking beer when he recognizes a backhoe operator named Tragg Tustin, who was said to have left town years earlier with Lynette Cole, a girl both of them had been dating. Seeing Tustin in town again, with a different woman, makes Rick wonder what ever happened to Lynette. . .

Buckskin Trail
Tag Benson is looking for a lost packhorse when he finds the body of a man in the grassland. His trail leads him to the dead man’s widow, who is very reserved and says she doesn’t need any help. . .
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Gather My Horses

A couple of the big ranchers in the area have been pushing around the smaller ones, bullying them, and a few of the smaller ranchers aren't going to take it anymore. Tom Fielding runs a string of packhorses and works for the big outfits, but that doesn't mean he's ready to stand by and do nothing. Lots of folks have warned him not to take sides, not to make powerful enemies. But Tom knows when something is just plain wrong, you have to stand up against it ... even if that means putting yourself in the middle of an all-out war.

“Spur-winner Nesbitt doesn’t write traditional novels or routine shoot-em-ups. Gather My Horses is an emotional story, full of believable people with rich detail and a sense of purpose. Nesbitt breathes life, rich in characterization, to this beautifully written novel.” —Roundup Magazine
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Rose of Greenwood

When Tip Creston comes to the town of Greenwood, he learns of the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old Romanian girl ten years earlier. Before long, a neighboring wheat farmer is found dead. Suspicion falls on a rancher who has been carrying on with the farmer’s wife, but there is no compelling motive. Then Tip learns that the wheat farmer was in collusion with the owner of the grain elevator to embezzle wheat.

The disconsolate boyfriend of the missing girl is obsessed with the case and begins to meddle. Not much later, the housekeeper for the grain merchant’s mother is found dead on the open range. . . .

Many of the townspeople are reluctant to take the initiative to know more, but Tip feels a need to continue to push for the truth about what happened to Rosina Petrescu, the rose of Greenwood.
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North of Cheyenne

Monte Casteel hadn’t planned on staying long when he rode into the small Wyoming town of Eagle Spring. He was just a ranch hand with no work between seasons. But even before he got into town, someone warned him it might be better for his health if he kept on riding, and Monte hated to be told what to do. It got even tougher to leave when he saw Dora in the street. She was the girl he’d pined after for so long, though she never seemed to care much for him. They may not have been the best reasons to stay around, but they were good enough for Monte. He didn’t know—yet—that he had one great reason to ride out of town fast—a range war was brewing, hired guns were coming in, and before long Monte would find himself caught right in the middle.
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Recent Releases

Award-Winning SV Original Publications and #1 Amazon Bestsellers

The Heart Beneath the Badge by George T. Arnold

Winner of the 2024 Spur Award

When Sheriff Heath Royal seeks relief for his tormented conscience by attending church services for the first time since his youth, he is beckoned to an empty seat by the wealthy, recently widowed Rebekka Korhenen Brando, and both are immediately, although unwittingly, stirred by an unintentional rekindling of the feelings that almost led to a marriage between them twenty-five years earlier.
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Lakota Cowboy by John Hafnor

2022 Will Rogers Medallion Award Winner

“In Lakota Cowboy the last open range cowboy and last Native American ride across the Little Big Horn into a world of surprise endings.” —BookLife

“This book provides a beautifully human touch to the story of two cultures intersecting at dramatically different times in their histories.”—South Dakota Magazine
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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

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 +Learn More

Eagle Falls 2

Eagle Falls by Robert Westbrook

Amazon #1 Bestseller in Native American Literature

Howie and Claire are hiking on the remote trail to Eagle Falls in the mountains of New Mexico when they find the body of a 17-year-old girl, Zia McFadden, floating in the river at the foot of the falls. . . .

"Fans of Hillerman will love this unique and quirky detective duo." —Leslie Glass, bestselling author of Tracking Time +Learn More

Print Books

How to Dump a Body at Sea and Not Get Caught: The Al Ferrari Story by Mack Maloney & Marc Zappull

Follow Hollywood sensation Al Ferrari on a true-crime odyssey as he navigates the tough urban environment of Greater Boston in the late 1980s. Meet Lonely Larry, Crazy Louie, Jumbo Zal, Pete Pistol and The Plum Girl as they help Al along the way to stardom. In this book, you will learn:
- How not to burn a car
- How to turn a Celica into a Rolls-Royce
- How not to rip off Sears
- How to really piss off the Mob . . . and more!
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Guarding the Treasure by Dick Brown

Witness a tragic suspension bridge collapse, river drownings, a train wreck, demolition of early historic hotels, a uranium scare, and the beginning of commercial river-running. Cross the troubled waters of the Colorado on a riveted steel replacement bridge leading to an Army camp, and a creek-fed swimming pool in the inner gorge. Wince at outlandish river dam proposals, high-strung cableways, intrusive canyon overflights, corporate greed, clashing government missions, and other incredible assaults on the Grand Canyon.
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The Counterattack by Brien A. Roche

The chase was on. Capone had escaped from the Hay-Adams House. Capone had shown some guts. He had jumped off the 14th Street Bridge into the Potomac River. Bos knew that was not the end of him. He would have jumped in after him, but for one of his brothers putting him in a headlock and causing him to lose consciousness. But the fight continued. The counterattack culminates at the round table in Chicago.
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OUTLAWMAN by Rod Miller

The Life and Times of Matt Warner

Matt Warner was an outlaw. And a lawman. In a word, an outlawman.

Follow the trail through Brown’s Hole, Robbers Roost, and other outlaw enclaves as a mysterious old man tells the outlawman’s story in a rundown barroom once owned by Matt Warner himself.
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God Bless the Child by Anne Shaw Heinrich

When we first meet Mary Kline in God Bless the Child, Book One of The Women of Paradise County series, she is sewing, her main obsession besides eating. It is hard to blame Mary for who she has become. She’s been perpetually hungry since childhood, and as she becomes a woman, she craves something far more delicious—a child of her own.

Everyone in God Bless the Child must reckon with their past as they seek forgiveness and redemption.
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A Glimpse of Darkness by Jack Hillman

A Glimpse of Darkness is a collection of short stories which cover space from a local home and family to a Fantasy home with dragons keeping charge. This is a collection which will ask questions such as “Does a theater really come to life?” or “Do things really protect old farms?” Come join us for a place in the darkness, to see how the world really works and what to do about it.
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Shyla's Initiative by Barbara Casey

Thirty-five-year-old novelist, Shyla Wishon, fears that her life is spinning out of control since her recent marriage to Carl Cores. First, her overbearing new mother-in-law moves to Florida in order to be close to her son, followed by a steady stream of visiting relatives who become a constant intrusion on what was once her time to write. To make matters worse, Carl’s two grown daughters refuse to have anything to do with her, and even though Carl has a good job, bills are starting to pile up. . . .
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Not Fit to Print by Greg Hunt

Before his murder, meek, retiring Edwin Raines secretly wove a complicated tapestry of false identities and unexplained activities that even his widow is at a loss to understand. When magazine publisher Danny Skerett begins looking into the curious, covert life that his friend Edwin led before his death, he is drawn into an investigation that ultimately leads to revelations of murder, arson, fraud, drug trafficking, adultery, and an extremely inconvenient illegitimate child.
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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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The Collection - Vol. 2 by Bentley Little

He's been hailed by Dean Koontz for his "rock-'em, jolt-'em, shock-'em contemporary terror fiction."

Now Little presents a 32-story collection that could only have come from an author with "a deft touch for the terrifying" (Publishers Weekly). Volume Two consists of 17 stories.
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