Two new titles are available on Amazon. The first is the fourth of the State of Arizona series, STATE OF CONFUSION. It takes Tan and a new Governor to new heights of trouble at the southern border along with trouble in the capital between the new Governor and everyone else, particularly Tan.

The second book is the second of the DEACON series, DEACON UNDERGROUND. The Deacon is caught up in three or four problems that all wrap around Gold. He has to go underground to get to the bottom of it all.

See posts and link here soon.


This has been a bang, bang shoot’em up summer so far. Lots of travel and lots of fun.

Spent a day at the Payson Book Festival. Did well on the sales, made a bunch of new friends, and learned many new things about the whole Indy scene with books. Some of the nicest people I met were the competition, but no one acted like there was any competition at all. What a great profession!

DEACON is selling well. Lots of great comments, many with suggestions for improvement in the series. Thank you all for reading and commenting.

DEATH BY BASEBALL has found a niche’. My co-writer is doing well with his non-fiction book, BASEBALL IN TERRITORIAL ARIZONA, A History, 1863-1912.

Good books abound. A series of modern westerns I would highly recommend is written by Randall Dale. His books are on Amazon.

DEACON II is coming along. I am at the point in writing a book when I feel like this book is crap, let’s trash it and start over.  I come to that point with every book and somehow I fight through the feeling and finish it. Deep down I know it will be better than the last one, but right now – not so much.

So long for now, and keep writing.

Oh, yeah. Hiking season in Southern Arizona begins next month and I intend to get out there as soon as the doctor clears my eyes after cataract surgery. If ya wanna join me for a spell, let me know.


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