Thursday, April 10, 2014

In the Works.

My latest book, Rawhide Robinson Rides the Range, is out there and finding its ways into a lot of libraries. I hope readers are finding (and buying) it as well. It’s a novel set on a trail drive, but is really a collection of Old West tall tales told by the title character.
What’s next?
Pen-L Publishing is in the process of putting together a book of my poetry—Goodnight Goes Riding and Other Poems. It’s scheduled for release in July. The cover (above) looks pretty good to me.
I am also at work on a history book for Globe Pequot Press/Two Dot Books. The title for that one is The Lost Frontier: Momentous Moments in the Old West You May Not Have Heard Of. Each chapter recounts an important, but obscure, incident in the history of the American West. The manuscript is due late summer, and, if all goes well, it will be released in 2015.
Ranch & Reata has a few of my articles in the hopper for future issues—one on trick rider and cutting horse champion Paige Hadlock, one about Western author Johnny D. Boggs, and one on rodeo champion and sports psychologist Nora Hunt-Lee. In the works is a story about singer-songwriter Jessie Veeder.
Range magazine also has an article I wrote on young adults who’ve come back to the ranch, inspired by a panel discussion at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko.
I'm trying to stay busy—which isn’t always easy when laziness is your natural state.


  1. Rod,
    You're getting to be as prolific as Johnny. Best wishes for continued success.
    Paul Colt

    1. Thanks, Paul. But I doubt I'll ever be as productive--or as good--as our friend Johnny.

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