Readers of The Purple Sage Bookstore

Western  Authors
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authors, A to F

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authors, G to M

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authors, N to R
authors, S to Z

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Writing the Southwest  "Writing The Southwest" [1995]
Produced & edited by David King Dunaway

Plume 8x5.3 pb [10/95] out of print/used
13-episode radio series on audio cassette
order thru Univ NM Press
project website
Western American Novelists Vol 1 compiled by Martin Kich  "Western American Novelists: Walter Van Tilburg Clark,
Dan Cushman, H.L. Davis, Vardis Fisher, A.B. Guthrie Jr.,
William Humphrey & Dorothy M. Johnson" [1995]
Compiled by Martin Kich

Routledge/Garland 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/95] out of print/used

separate  Western  fiction  page

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Edward Abbey [1927-89] Page

Andy Adams [1859-1935]
browse books • Wikipedia

Collected Western Novels of Andy Adams for Kindle  "The Collected Western Novels of Andy Adams" [2009] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Classics [10/2009] for $1.99
"The Andy Adams Westerns Collection (Illustrated)" for Kindle
Kindle Edition with 10 illustrations from Amazon Digital Services [11/2008] for $4.99
both Kindle Editions include 6 books, "with an active table of contents for easy navigation": "The Log of A Cowboy: A Narrative of The Old Trail Days" [1903 classic]; "A Texas Matchmaker"
[1904]; "The Outlet" [1905]; "Cattle Brands: A Collection of Western Camp-Fire Stories" [14 short stories, 1906]; "Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography" [1907]; "The Wells Brothers: The Young Cattle Kings" [1911]; NOT INCLUDED: "The Ranch On The Beaver" [1927]
Ranch On The Beaver novel by Andy Adams  
"The Ranch On The Beaver: A Sequel To The Wells Brothers" [1927]
not available for Kindle {i.e., not public domain}
Bison Books 8x5¼ pb [11/97] out of print/used

Clifton Adams [1919-71]
browse books • credits at IMDb • bibliography

Henry Wilson 'Heck' Allen [1912-91]
wrote cartoon gags as Heck Allen for Tex Avery at Warner Bros and M.G.M.; wrote Western novels
as Will Henry and Clay Fisher, many made into feature films; five-time winner of the Spur Award
credits [1942-96] on IMDb • Wikipedia

writing as Clay Fisher: browse books

writing as Will Henry: browse books

cover of 'Yellowstone Kelly' comic book featuring Clint Walker  "Yellowstone Kelly" [1957 novel] by Heck Allen/Will Henry
A fur trapper takes on a partner, then shelters a runaway Arapaho woman; the two youngsters fall in love, and then a Sioux chief arrives to reclaim the girl.
Leisure mass pb [3/98] out of print/used
color feature film [Warner Bros. 1959]
Directed by Gordon Douglas; based on the 1957 novel by Heck Allen (as Clay Fisher); starring Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton & Andra Martin
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
A Bullet for Billy the Kid stories by Will Henry  
"A Bullet For Billy the Kid" [2009]
by Will Henry

includes the 1966 title story, plus two novellas: "Santa Fe Passage" (1952 as Clay Fisher) & "The Fourth Horseman" (1954)
Leisure Books mass pb [11/2009] for $6.99

Rudolfo Anaya Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Mary Hunter Austin [1868-1934]
browse books • IMDb empty • O.V.H. site • Wikipedia

Susan M. {or S.M.} Ballard lives in Pearce, Arizona
browse all books • author's official website • author's graphics & publishing company

Borrowed Time novel by S.M. Ballard  
"Borrowed Time" [2007] by S.M. Ballard
Kindle Edition from Treble Heart/Sundowners [2007 edition] for $2.99
Treble Heart Books/Sundowners 7¾x5¼ pb [5/2007] out of print/used
Holliday in Tombstone novel by S.M. Ballard  "Holliday In Tombstone" [2008] by S.M. Ballard
Kindle Edition from Treble Heart/Sundowners [2008 edition] for $2.99
Treble Heart Books/Sundowners 8x5 pb [3/2008] out of print/used
Death Takes a Holliday novel by S.M. Ballard  "Death Takes A Holliday" [2009] by S.M. Ballard
When John Henry 'Doc' Holliday died at the age of 36, he left behind a son named Henry McKey Holliday. Henry grows up in a changing Arizona Territory, serves in the U.S. Army with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, then returns to Arizona to raise a family. But the West is not yet tamed, and rustlers kill three McKey Ranch cowboys and then longtime family friend Texas Jack Vermillion. Henry seeks justice from the county sheriff and then from the Arizona Rangers, getting no help until the arrival of an old friend.
Kindle Edition from Treble Heart/Sundowners [2007 edition] for $3.99
Treble Heart Books/Sundowners 8x5¼ pb [6/2009] out of print/used
'Kate' Western Romance short story for Kindle  
"Kate" short story [2010] by S.M. Ballard
Fiction based on the lives of 'Doc' Holliday [1851-97] and 'Big Nose Kate' Elder [1850-1940];
not a straight Western short story, but one drawn in the soap opera and women's romance genres.

Kindle Edition from Goose Flats/Blue Moon [1/2010] for $2.99
Murder In Pearce Western mystery novel by S.M. Ballard  "Murder In Pearce: An Arizona Territory Mystery" [2011] by S.M. Ballard
Arizona Territory in 1905: A former Rough Rider arrives to help a friend battle
a gang of murderers that are after a mysterious object from Cuba.

Kindle Edition from Goose Flats/Blue Moon [1/2012] for $2.99
Goose Flats/Blue Moon pb [2011] out of print/used
All About Arizona in Kindle format from   "All About Arizona: Important People, Places, and Events In The History of The State of Arizona" for Kindle [2012] by Susan M. Ballard
Kindle Edition from Goose Flats Publng [11/2012] for $2.99

W. Todhunter Ballard [1903-80]
browse books • credits at IMDb • papers at WSU/NWDA • Wikipedia

wrote mystery & Western stories & novels & TV scripts under his own name and using pen names
Brian Agar, P.D. Ballard, Parker Bonner, Sam Bowie, Nick Carter, Brian Fox, John Hunter, Neil MacNeil,
Joe Millard, Clint Reno, Dorne Reno, John Shepherd, Jack Slade, Lindsay Stuart & Clay Turner

as Jack Slade, Ballard wrote thirty ”Zane Grey’s Lassiter” novels, 1968-85

'Chance Elson' pulp novel by Todhunter Ballard  "Chance Elson" [1959] by W. Todhunter Ballard
"A hard-hitting novel of a big-time gambler and America's most fabulous resort – Las Vegas"
Pocket Books Cardinal Original mass pb [1/59] out of print/used
Pocket Books Cardinal Original mass pb [1/59] out of print/used
Pocket Books Cardinal Original mass pb [1/59] out of print/used

Texas Bix Bender {real name Steve Arwood}
browse books • Wikipedia {empty}

W.R. Benton
browse books • official website • no Wikipedia entry

D.J. Bishop
browse books • official website • no Wikipedia entry

cowboy & poet & humorist Baxter Black of Benson, Arizona
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

Tom W. {Thomas Wakefield} Blackburn [1913-92]
browse books at Amazon • credits [1947-73] at IMDb • Wikipedia
wrote the lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and other songs

Raton Pass Western novel by Tom W. Blackburn  "Raton Pass" [1950 Western novel] by Tom W. Blackburn
"His vengeance blazed across the New Mexico grasslands" The Challon Empire was 100,000 acres of grassland, built on cattle and controlled by the only rancher tough enough to hold it. No man in the territory would dare cross Marc Challon – but a woman did.
Dell mass pb [1973] out of print/used
Bantam/Dell mass pb [1951] out of print/used
Doubleday Double D Western hardcover [1950] out of print/used

James Carlos Blake of Arizona
browse books • Wikipedia

Mike Blakely of Texas
browse books • official website • music CDs

Win Blevins
browse books • official website • Wikipedia {empty}

Stephen & Janet Bly of Winchester, Idaho
Stephen's books • Janet's books • official website

Johnny D. Boggs of Santa Fe, New Mexico
browse books • official website • Wikipedia {empty}

Billy the Kid on Film book by Johnny D. Boggs  "Billy The Kid On Film, 1911-2012" [2013] by Johnny D. Boggs
A comprehensive filmography composed of lengthy entries on about 75 films depicting legendary New Mexico outlaw Billy the Kid – from the lost "Billy the Kid" of 1911 to the blockbuster "Young Guns" [1988] to the direct-to-video "1313: Billy The Kid" [2012]
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [10/2013] for $13.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [9/2013] for $37.95

Edwin Booth wrote Western novels in the 1960s & 1970s
internet searches are swamped with info on Edwin Booth, the actor [1833-93]
browse books • Wikipedia {empty}

"Showdown At Warbird" [1957]
"Jinx Rider" [1957]
"Boot Heel Range" [1958]
"Danger Trail" [1959]
"Wyoming Welcome" [1959]
"Law of The Trigger" [1959]
"Lost Valley" [1960]
"Death On A Summer Day" [1960]
"Return To Apache Springs" [1960]
"The Broken Window" [1960]
"Outlaw Town" [1961]
"Reluctant Lawman" [1961]
"The Troublemaker" [1962]
"Sidewinder" [1962]
"Valley of Violence" [1963]
"John Sutter, Californian" [1963]
"The Dry Gulchers" [1964]
"Boot Hill Range" [1964]
"Devil's Canyon" [1964]
"Renegade Guns" [1965]
"The Stolen Saddle" [1965]
"No Spurs For Johnny Loop" [1967]
"A Time To Shoot It Out" [1967]
"Triple Cross Trail" [1967]
"Shoot-Out At Twin Buttes" [1967]
"Backshooters" [1969]
"Stranger In Buffalo Springs" [1969]
"The Man From Dakota" [1969]
"One Man Posse" [1969]
"Boot Heel Revenge" [1970]
"The Prodigal Gun" [1971]
"Grudge Killer" [1972]
"Stage To San Felipe" [1972]
"The Desperate Dude" [1973]
"Small Spread" [1973]
"Bushwhack" [1974]
"Trouble At Tragedy Springs" [1974]
"Hardcase Hotel" [1974]
"The Colt-Packin' Parson" [1975]
"Ambush At Adams Crossing" [1976]
"Crossfire" [1977]
"The Desperate Dude" [1980]
"The Colorado Gun" [1981]
"Rebel's Return" [1981]
"Leadville" [1986]

Peter Bowen + Gabriel Du Pre mysteries
browse books • Wikipedia

portrait of Bertha Muzzy Sinclair [1871-1940] who wrote dozens of popular Western novels and short stories  B.M. Bower
Bertha Muzzy Sinclair was the first woman to make a career of writing popular westerns. Under the pseudonym B.M. Bower, she published more than sixty novels from 1904 to 1941.
browse books • credits on IMDb [1912-39] • Wikipedia

Westerns of B.M. Bower, 35 Novels in Kindle format  "The Westerns of B.M. Bower: 35 Novels In One Volume" for Kindle [2010]
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press, Ltd. [1/2010] for $1.99
"in a single file, with active table of contents"; includes mis-counted 27 novels and 16 short stories; the books are "Cabin Fever" [1918], "Casey Ryan" [1921], "Chip of The Flying U" [1906], "Cow-Country" [1921], "Flying-U Ranch" [1914], "The Flying-U's Last Stand" [1915], "Good Indian" [1912], "The Gringos" [1913], "The Happy Family" [9 stories 1910], "Her Prairie Knight" [1909], "The Heritage of The Sioux" [1916], "Jean of The Lazy-A"
[1915], "Lonesome Land" [1912], "The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories" [1909], "The Long Shadow" [1909], "The Lookout Man" [1917], "The Lure of The Dim Trails" [1907], "The Phantom Herd" [1916], "The Quirt" [1920], "The Ranch At The Wolverine" [1914], "The Range Dwellers" [1907], "Rim o' The World" [1919], "Rowdy of The
Cross-L" [1907], "Sawtooth Ranch" [1921], "Sky Rider" [1918], "Starr of The Desert" [1917], "The Thunder Bird"
[1919], "The Trail of The White Mule" [1922], and "The Uphill Climb" [1913]
The B.M. Bower Megapack 42 Western Stories in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The B.M. Bower Megapack: 42 Classic Westerns" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [4/2012] for 99ข {sic}
"in a single file, with active table of contents"; includes same mis-counted 27 novels and 16 short stories; the nine stories in "The Happy Family" [1910] are "A Tamer of Wild Ones"; "Ananias Green"; "Andy, The Liar"; "Blink"; "Happy Jack, Wild Man"; "Fool’s Gold"; "Lords of The Pots and Pans"; "Miss Martin’s Mission"; and "Wolf! Wolf!"; the seven stories in "The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories" [1909] are "First Aid To Cupid"; "The Lamb"; "The Lonesome Trail"; "The Reveler"; "The Spirit of The Range"; "The Unheavenly Twins"; and "When The Cook Fell Ill"

C.J. Box of Wyoming + game warden Joe Pickett mysteries
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Max Brand [1892-1944] Pages

Peter Brandvold
books • official website • Wikipedia

Matt Braun [b. 1932]
books • official website • Wikipedia

Myron Brinig [1896-1991]
son of a Butte, Montana storekeeper; wrote 21 largely-forgotten novels, eight of which take place in pre-WWI Montana.
Myron Brinig Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Singermann" [1929] by Myron Brinig
Jewish storekeeper Moses Silvermann raises five sons in the copper-mining town of Silver Bow, Montana.
Arno Press facsimile hardcover [12/75] out of print/used
Farrar & Rinehart hardcover [1929] out of print/used

"Copper City" [Cobden-Sanderson, London 1931]

Wide Open Town Western novel by Myron Brinig  "Wide Open Town: A Novel" [Farrar & Rinehart 1931]
by Myron Brinig, Illustrated by Earl Ganz

A story of labor strife and love set in 1910 in fictional Silver Bow, representing Butte, Montana. A lover of fresh air works deep in the mines, his powerful uncle faces a crisis, and a girl from the 'dark side' of town in love with the miner tries to reform herself.
Sweetgrass / Farcountry Press 9x6 pb [6/93] for $12.95

"This Man Is My Brother" [1932] sequel to "Singermann"

"The Sun Sets In The West" [Farrar & Rinehart 1935]
A story of labor strife in the mines of Silver Bow, Montana.

The Sisters 1937 bestseller novel by Myron Brinig  
The Sisters feature film starring Errol Flynn & Bette Davis  
"The Sisters" [1937 bestseller] by Myron Brinig
The three daughters of a druggist in Silver Bow, Montana: Louise elopes with a hard-drinking sports writer to San Francisco; he leaves her the night before the 1906 earthquake, she recovers in a brothel, then marries again and lives a gracious life. Grace remains in Montana, catches Louise's beau on the rebound, and tames him. Boy-crazy Helen marries an old copper tycoon and escapes to join the aristocracy of the East, where she is still a problem child in her fifties.
Farrar & Rinehart 9x5 hardcover [1937] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover [1937] out of print/used
"The Sisters" feature film [Warner Bros. Oct 1938]
Each of three sisters from Silver Bow, Montana marry men that they meet at the local inauguration ball for Theodore Roosevelt (1901); one sister elopes with a dashing rascal to San Francisco; the marriage breaks up, the city is destroyed by earthquake (1906), she recovers and returns to Montana; at the inauguration for Taft (1909), he reappears and asks for a second chance. Directed by Anatole Litvak; based on the bestselling novel by Myron Brinig; music by Max Steiner; starring Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise, Jane Bryan, Ian Hunter, Donald Crisp, Beulah Bondi, Alan Hale, Dick Foran & Henry Travers
DVD/Blu-ray not available; MGM/UA Home Video b&w VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

The Gambler Takes A Wife novel by Myron Brinig  
"The Gambler Takes A Wife" [Farrar & Rinehart 1943]
Set in Montana in the 1880s.
Farrar & Rinehart hardcover [1943] out of print/used
"Footsteps On The Stair" [1950]
A look at the relationships between a turn-of-the-century Jewish family and a wealthy Irish family in
a mining town (Silver Bow/Butte, Montana), focusing on Jimmy Joyce, who takes off for San Francisco.

Allen P. Bristow: browse books

Pinkerton Eye Western novel by Allen P. Bristow  "The Pinkerton Eye" [2001] by Allen P. Bristow
AuthorHouse 8¼x5 pb [8/2001] for $19.95
publisher bookpage & excerpt
Playing God Western novel by Allen P. Bristow  "Playing God" [2005] by Allen P. Bristow
VirtualBookworm 8x5 pb [7/2005] for $14.95
publisher bookpage
Whispering Smith Western novel by Allen P. Bristow  "Whispering Smith: His Life & Misadventures" [2007]
by Allen P. Bristow

Sunstone Press 9x6 pb [7/2007] for $16.47
publisher book page

see also 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Whispering Smith Page

Dorris Alexander 'Dee' Brown [1908-2002]
browse books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" [1970]
paperback | hardcover | 2007 TV movie

"King of The Dime Novels" Ned Buntline [c. 1813-1886]
character credits at IMDb • Wikipedia
1976 article on the Buntline myth from Kansas Historical Society

Hero of a Hundred Fights, Ned Buntline book by R. Clay Reynolds  "The Hero of A Hundred Fights: Ned Buntline - Collected Stories From The Dime Novel King, From Buffalo Bill To Wild Bill Hickok" [2011]
by Clay Reynolds

Union Square Press hardcover [6/2011] for $18.96

see also 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore's 'Wild Bill' Hickok [1837-76] Page
and-or 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore's 'Buffalo Bill' Cody [1846-1917] Page

Willa Cather [1873-1947] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Margaret Coel + Wind River Arapaho Mysteries Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Don Coldsmith, MD [1926-2009]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Coldsmith
http://towncrierbookstore.com/coldsmith.html

Ralph Compton [1934-99]
all books • Sundown Riders series • Gunfighter series • Wikipedia

Will Cook [1921-64]
books & audio • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

Dane Coolidge [1873-1940]
browse books • credits [1916-18] at IMDb • Wikipedia

Courtney Ryley Cooper [1886-1940] of Denver, Colorado
browse books • credits [1913-41] at IMDb • Wikipedia

"The Eagle's Eye" (scenario) [1918] /tt0009029/

Memories Of Buffalo Bill book by Louisa Frederici Cody & Courtney Ryley Cooper   "Memories of Buffalo Bill" [D. Appleton & Co. 1919]
by {widow} Louisa Frederici Cody & Courtney Ryley Cooper

Kindle Edition from Pitt Publng [9/2008] for $6.95
BiblioBazaar 8¾x5¾ pb [7/2009] for $10.09
BiblioLife 9x6 hardcover [7/2009] for $32.99
New Library Press hardcover [2007] for $99.00
see also Readers of The Purple Sage's 'Buffalo Bill' Cody [1846-1917] Page

"The Cross-Cut" novel [1921]

story "Land of The Lost" - filmed as "Step On It!" [1922]

The White Desert railroad novel by Courtney Ryley Cooper  "The White Desert" [Musson Book Co. 1922 novel]
by Courtney Ryley Cooper

Fili-Quarian Classics 11x8½ pb [7/2010] for $9.99
1st World Publng 8½x5½ hardcover [10/2008] for $24.95
The White Desert 1925 silent feature film  "The White Desert" silent feature film [M.G.M. May 1925]
"This photo-drama was produced at tremendous cost and at a terrible risk of life." Filmed on location in the Colorado Rocky Mountains; the supervisor of the work gang pushing the digging of a railbed and tunnels over the Continental Divide wants speed, so he demands the use of dynamite. As predicted by the crew, the dynamite eventually causes an avalanche, which half-buries the camp and blocks arrival of supplies.
Directed by Reginald Barker; adapted by Monte M. Katterjohn & Gordon Rigby from the 1922 novel by Courtney Ryley Cooper; starring Claire Windsor, Pat O'Malley, Robert Frazer, Frank Currier, William Eugene, Roy Laidlaw, S๔jin, Priscilla Bonner, Snitz Edwards, Milton Ross & Matthew Betz
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Last Frontier" novel [Grosset & Dunlap, 1923]
"The Last Frontier" silent feature [1926] /tt0017060/
"The Last Frontier" sound feature [1932] /tt0023115/

"Crossed Wires" novel [1923?] basis for lost serial "The Fast Express" [1924]

"Lions 'n Tigers 'n' Everything" novel [1924]

"The Plainsman" [1924 novel]
"The Plainsman" feature [1936] /tt0028108/

"High Country: The Rockies Yesterday and Today" [1926]

"Annie Oakley: Woman At Arms" biography [1927]

"Caged" novel [Little, Brown 1930]

"End of Steel" novel [1931]

"Poor Man's Gold" novel [1936]

"Here's To Crime" novel [1937]

The Pioneers 1840s Western novel by Courtney Ryley Cooper  "The Pioneers" [1938 novel] by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Indian scout 'Kit' Carson leads a wagon train to Oregon, circa 1840
Dell Mapback #290 mass pb [1949] out of print/used
Little, Brown hardcover [1938] out of print/used

Mesa Dean {Albuquerque author Melody Groves}: browse books

historian Bernard DeVoto [1897-1955]
browse books • bare credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

Bernard Devoto Papers at Stanford University

Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Bernard DeVoto  "Across The Wide Missouri" [1947] by Bernard DeVoto [1897-55]
Second volume of DeVoto's historical trilogy; book won the Pulitzer Prize for History
and the Bancroft Prize

Mariner Books mass pb [9/98] for $13.69
Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [8/80] out of print/70+ used
Bonanza Books 9¾x6¾ hardcover [1981] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipedia
Bernard DeVoto bio by Wallace Stegner  "The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto" [1974]
by Wallace Stegner

Univ NE Press 9x6 pb [3/2001] for $15.72
Doubleday hardcover [1974] out of print/many used
"The Letters of Bernard DeVoto" [1975]
Edited by Wallace Stegner

Doubleday hardcover [1975] out of print/many used
Bernard Devoto Conservation Reader book  
"The Western Paradox: A Conservation Reader" [2001]
Edited by Douglas Brinkley & Patricia Nelson Limerick

Yale Univ Press 7½x4¾ pb [9/2001] for $18.95
Yale Univ Press 8x6 hardcover [9/2001] for $65.00
Bernard Devoto's West   "Devoto's West: History, Conservation & The Public Good"
[2005] by Bernard Devoto, edited by Edward K. Muller

Swallow Press pb [4/2005] for $12.89
Swallow Press hardcover [4/2005] for $44.95

J. Frank Dobie [1888-1964]
browse books • Wikipedia

Ivan Doig [1939-2015]
browse books • browse audio • official website • Wikipedia

his acclaimed memoir "This House of Sky: Landscapes of A Western Mind"

"The Whistling Season" [2006]

Work Song novel by Ivan Doig  "Work Song: A Novel" [2010] by Ivan Doig
Sequel to "The Whistling Season", ten years later (circa 1919). Morrie lands in copper town Butte, Montana and gets a job at the public library while hiding from Chicago gamblers, courting the alluring widow who runs the boarding house, and choosing sides in the local labor dispute.
Kindle Edition from Riverhead/Penguin [6/2010] for $12.99
Riverhead Trade 7¾x5 pb [7/2011] for $11.25
Riverhead 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2010] out of print/100+ used

"The Bartender's Tale" [2012] by Ivan Doig

Sweet Thunder novel by Ivan Doig  "Sweet Thunder: A Novel" [2013] by Ivan Doig
After a year-long honeymoon, Morrie and his bride Grace return to Butte, Montana where their new house turns out to be a 'money pit' and the tensions between the miners and Anaconda Copper keep escalating. Morrie finds a new career working for The Thunder, the newspaper of the miners union.
Kindle Edition from Riverhead/Penguin [8/2013] for $7.99
Riverhead Trade 8x5½ pb [8/2014] for $12.62
Riverhead 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2013] for $18.32

James D. Doss [1939-2012] of New Mexico
+ Ute Indian cop Charlie Moon mysteries
browse books

Phil Dunlap
browse books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia

Death of Desert Belle novel by Phil Dunlap  "The Death of Desert Belle" [2004] by Phil Dunlap
A G-rated murder mystery in the Old West.
Avalon hardcover [10/2004] for $15.37
publisher bookpage

"Call of The Gun" [7/2006] by Phil Dunlap
"Saving Mattie" [7/2008] by Phil Dunlap
"Ambush Creek" [9/2012] by Phil Dunlap
"Blood On The Rimrock" [10/2012] by Phil Dunlap /0803498802
"Fatal Revenge" [11/2012] by Phil Dunlap

Robert Olney Easton of Santa Barbara, CA: browse books

To Find a Place Western Stories by Robert Easton  
"To Find A Place: Western Stories" [1999]
by Robert Easton

Five Star Trade 8½x5½ pb [10/2003] for $13.95

Edward S. Ellis [1840-1916]
browse books • credits on IMDb • Wikipedia
Ellis bio page at Northern Illinois University's Dime Novel Digitization Project
52 free etexts online at Project Gutenberg

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Edward S. Ellis [1840-1916] Page

Essential Edward S. Ellis Collection (24 books) for Kindle  "The Essential Edward S. Ellis Collection (24 books)" [2009] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2009] for $4.99
"in a single file, with active table of contents"; includes "Adrift In The Wilds, or The Adventures of Two Shipwrecked Boys" [1887]; "The Boy Patriot" [1863]; "Camp-Fire and Wigwam" [1885]; "The Cave In The Mountain: A Sequel to In The Pecos Country" [1894] (as Lt. R.H. Jayne); "Cowmen and Rustlers: A Story of The Wyoming Cattle Ranges" [1904]; "The Daughter of The Chieftain"
[1930?]; "Deerfoot In The Mountains" [1905]; "Footprints In The Forest" [1886]; "The Huge Hunter: or, The Steam Man of The Prairies" [1868]; "The Hunters of The Ozark" [1887]; "In The Pecos Country" [1894] (as Lt. R.H. Jayne); "The Jungle Fugitives"
[1903]; "The Land of Mystery" [1889]; "The Launch Boys' Adventures In Northern Waters" [1901]; "The Life of Kit Carson" [1899]; "The Lost Trail" [1911]; "Oonomoo The Huron" [1911]; "The Phantom of The River" [1896]; "The Ranger, or The Fugitives of The Border" [1911]; "The Riflemen of The Miami" [1862]; "Thomas Jefferson: A Character Sketch" [1898]; "Through Forest and Fire"
[1891]; "Two Boys In Wyoming: A Tale of Adventure" [1898]; and "The Young Ranchers, or Fighting The Sioux" [1895]
Edward S. Ellis Boys' Adventure Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press   "The Edward S. Ellis Boys' Adventure Megapackฎ: 37 Classic Works" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [2/2015] for 99ข {sic}
cover warns that contents are 'not politically correct', such as calling Native Americans 'redskins'; the 37 works (some of which may be short stories) include: "A Battle In The Air"; "A Fool or A Genius"; "A Stirring Incident"; "A Waterspout"; "Adrift In The Wilds"
[1887]; "Adrift On The Pacific"; "An Heroic Woman"; "An Unpleasant Compamion"; "Bill Biddon, Trapper"; "Blazing Arrow"; "The Boy Patriot" [1863]; "The Boy Patrol Around The Council Fire"; "The Boy Patrol On Guard"; "Brave Tom"; "Camp-Fire and Wig-wam" [1885]; "The Campers Out"; "The Cave In The Mountain" [1894]; "Cyclones and Tornadoes"; "Deerfoot In The Mountains"
[1905]; "Footprints In The Forest" [1886]; "The Great Cattle Trail"; "The Huge Hunter" [1868]; "The Hunters of The Ozark" [1887]; "In The Nick of Time"; "In The Pecos Country" [1894]; "The Jungle Fugitives" [1903]; "Lost In A Blizzard"; "Lost In The South Sea"; "Lost In The Woods"; "Overeached"; "The Ranger" [1911]; "That Hornet's Nest"; "Throwing The Riata"; "Two Boys In Wyoming"
[1898]; "Who Shall Explain It?"; and "The Writing Found In A Bottle"
18 Westerns by Edward Ellis in Kindle format from Amity Ebooks  "The Edward Ellis Library: 18 Westerns (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2016]  10/2016
Kindle Edition from Amity Ebooks [10/2016] for $1.99 {sic}
18 Western tales by Edward S. Ellis, 1868 to 1930: "Adrift In The Wilds" [1887]; "Camp-Fire and Wig-wam" [1885]; "The Cave In The Mountain" [1894]; "Cowmen and Rustlers" [1904]; "The Daughter of The Chieftain" [1930?]; "Deerfoot In The Mountains"
[1905]; "Footprints In The Forest" [1886]; "The Huge Hunter" [1868]; "The Hunters of The Ozark" [1887]; "In The Pecos Country"
[1894]; "Klondike Nuggets" [1898]; "The Land of Mystery" [1889]; "The Lost Trail" [1911]; "Oonomoo The Huron" [1911]; "The Phantom of The River" [1896]; "The Story of Red Feather" [1908] "Through Forest and Fire" [1891]; and "Two Boys In Wyoming"
[1898] — plus a picture gallery

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Loren D. Estleman Westerns Page

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Max Evans Page

{pseudonym} James Cody Ferris
credited author for the "X Bar X Boys" novel series from Stratemeyer Syndicate, 21 titles from 1926 to 1942
browse books at Amazon • book series entry at Wikipedia
competitor's 'X Bar X Boys' fanpage & book sales

writer & producer Andrew J. Fenady [b. 1928]
books • credits on IMDb • Wikipedia {empty}

Vardis Fisher [1895-1968]
books • credits on IMDb • Wikipedia

Mountain Man Western novel by Vardis Fisher  Jeremiah Johnson movie poster  "Mountain Man: A Novel of Male & Female In The Early American West" [1967]
by Vardis Fisher

Univ Idaho Press pb [12/2000] for $9.95
Amereon hardcover [10/80] for $30.95

"Jeremiah Johnson" feature film [Warner Bros. Dec 1972]
Directed by Sydney Pollack; script by John Milius & Edward Anhalt based on "Mountain Man" by Vardis Fisher & "Crow Killer" by Thorp & Bunker; starring Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Joaquํn Martํnez, Allyn Ann McLerie & Stefan Gierasch
Warner widescreen color DVD [9/98] out of prodn/many used
Warner color VHS [6/2001] out of prodn/many used
Warner widescreen color VHS [6/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Gold Rushes & Mining Camps of the Early American West book by Vardis Fisher & Opal Laurel Holmes  "Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of The Early American West" [1968]
by Vardis Fisher & Opal Laurel Holmes

Caxton Press 13½x9 hardcover [5/68] for $26.96
Rediscovering Vardis Fisher Centennial Essays book edited by Joseph M. Flora  "Rediscovering Vardis Fisher: Centennial Essays" [2000]
Edited by Joseph M. Flora

Univ Idaho Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2000] for $34.95

Elisabeth Grace Foley lives in Upstate New York
browse books & ebooks • author's official weblog

http://www.amazon.com/Wanderlust-Creek-Other-Stories-Elisabeth-ebook/dp/B00SS4VUFO
http://www.amazon.com/Ranch-Next-Door-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B005S73B7Y/
http://www.amazon.com/Left-Hand-Kelly-Elisabeth-Grace-Foley-ebook/dp/B00L91SG64/

The Mrs. Meade Mysteries Series
Set in Sour Springs, Colorado at the turn of the XXth Century

The Silver Shawl novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)   The Parting Glass novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)   "The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#1 = 2012]
47-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [9/2012] for $2.99
A young woman seems to have disappeared from the boarding house where Mrs. Meade lives, and the girl's fiancee insists that she was kidnapped; then a police detective shows up looking for someone who matches the girl's description . . .
"The Parting Glass: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#2 = 2013]
37-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [8/2013] for $2.99
Sour Springs who is shocked at the news when a steady young rancher is accused of a drunken assault on a woman; but Mrs. Meade was just across the hall and has a few ideas of her own . . .
The Oldest Flame novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)   The Silent Hour novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)   "The Oldest Flame: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#3 = 2014]
51-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [2/2014] for $2.99
Mrs. Meade's pleasant overnight visit with old friends turns into a disaster when fire destroys the house during the night; even worse, the fire appears to have been deliberately set . . .
"The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Volume I" [2014]
the first three novelettes in the series
CreateSpace 8x5 pb [4/2014] for $8.99
"The Silent Hour: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#4 = 2015]
54-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [9/2015] for $2.99
Major Cambert and his grandson were known to have quarreled bitterly, so when the Major is found shot dead a few nights later, Jim is the prime suspect – without an alibi. But there are others who may have held a grudge against the Major too, none of whom have an alibi either . . .

portrait of Western author John Fox, Jr. [1862-1919]    John Fox, Jr. [1862-1919]
browse books • credits [1914-61] at IMDb • Wikipedia

John Fox, Jr. Museum [built 1888] in Big Stone Gap, Virginia

"Trail of The Lonesome Pine" outdoor stageplay [since 1964]
at Big Stone Gap, Virginia


The Kindle Edition "Works of John Fox, Jr." of 2008 was by B&R Samizdat Express, all of whose product disappeared
from Amazon; no 'complete works' for Kindle or paper has shown up since, so here are some of Fox's individual works,
which include 9 novels & 4 story collections.

"A Mountain Europa" [1892 novel]
"A Cumberland Romance" [1920] /tt0011082/ based on "A Mountain Europa", starring Mary Miles Minter & Monte Blue

"A Cumberland Vendetta and Other Stories" [1895]

"Hell Fer Sartain and Other Stories" [1897]

"The Kentuckians" [1898 novel]
"The Kentuckians" [1921] /tt0012346/ starring Monte Blue

"Crittenden: A Kentucky Story of Love & War" [1900 novel]

"Blue-Grass and Rhododendron: Outdoors In Old Kentucky" [1901]

"The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" [1903 novel]
"The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" [1920] /tt0196704/ starring Jack Pickford
"The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" [1928] /tt0019104/ starring Richard Barthelmess
"The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" [1961] /tt0055091/ starring Jimmie Rodgers, Luana Patten, Chill Wills

"Christmas Eve On Lonesome and Other Stories" [1904]

"Following The Sun Flag: A Vain Pursuit Through Manchuria" [1905]

"A Knight of The Cumberland" [1906 novel]

"The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" [1908 novel]
http://www.amazon.com/Trail-Lonesome-Pine-John-Fox/dp/1482767511/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trail_of_the_Lonesome_Pine_(novel)
1912 Broadway stageplay by Eugene Walter, with actor William S. Hart
"The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" [1914] /tt0004723/ based on the novel & stageplay
"The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" [1916] /tt0007473/ produced, adapted & directed by Cecil B. DeMille
"The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" [1923] /tt0014559/ starring Antonio Moreno & Mary Miles Minter
"The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" [1936] /tt0028401/ color version
directed by Henry Hathaway; starring Sylvia Sidney, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda
seasonal outdoor stageplay [since 1964] at Big Stone Gap, Virginia

"The Last Stetson" story [pre-1910]

"Collected Works of John Fox" in 5 volumes [1910]
http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Works-John-Fox-Hell-Fer-Sartain/dp/B006WV3JCM/

"The Heart of The Hills" [1913 novel]
http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Hills-John-Fox-Jr/dp/0813119812/
"Heart o' The Hills" [1919] /tt0010227/ produced by & starring Mary Pickford

"In Happy Valley" [1917 novel] Illustrated by F.C. Yohn

"Erskin Dale, Pioneer" [1920]

"Collected Works of John Fox" in 6 volumes

"The Hill Billy" [1924] /tt0014988/ directed by George W. Hill, starring Jack Pickford

"A Purple Rhododendron and Other Stories" [1967]

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Historical Writers of America [est. 2015] is based in Rhode Island
Willa Cather Literary Awards [est. 1999] is sponsored by Women Writing The West [est. 1995]
Women Writing The West Annual Conference [Oct 2017 = #23] in Tucson, Arizona

Western Writers of America       Directory of Western Authors website        Women Writing The West organization [est.1995]


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