The manuscript for The Lost Frontier: Momentous Moments in the Old West You May Have Missed just went out to the publisher (Two Dot/Globe Pequot). It will be on bookshelves sometime next year, and I will let you know when.
It’s a nonfiction book, each chapter of which addresses an incident or event or person or place that was important in the history and development of the Old West, but is largely forgotten today. And a lot of it flies in the face of what you learned in school. It was a fun book to research and write, and I learned a lot in the process. I hope readers will, too.
For example, did you know that Lewis and Clark were not the first to cross the North American continent?
Or that the United States and England almost went to war over a pig?
Did you know a Texan may have taken to the air long before the Wright brothers?
Or that America was once ruled by an emperor?
All these and many other stories are told in The Lost Frontier. I can’t wait to read it.