POEM: More Than Just a Fable

POEM: More Than Just a Fable

 In 1995 I wrote this poem, “More Than Just a Fable”, which was published in AMERICAN COWBOY MAGAZINE. Image credit: Charles Russell, THE artist of the cowboy.  More Than Just a Fable I reckon you’ve heard what a cowboy is, so I’m probably wasting my time,...
Author Interview, Second Half

Author Interview, Second Half

Interview with Kirby Jonas, Part 2 D: What are the two new books you’ve just put out, and when do they take place? KJ: Russet, a book about a high school football player which takes place in 1955 in my hometown of Shelley, and Lockdown for Lockwood, my first...
Author interview, Part One

Author interview, Part One

INTERVIEW BY DEVIN DULAINE He looks like a character out of his own novels. In fact, he portrays two of them in photographs, Matthew Morgan, on the cover of his novel Drygulch to Destiny, and Sheriff Coal Savage, on the covers of his crime and family drama series set...
Autumn in Idaho

Autumn in Idaho

Somehow it came. I don’t know how it happened, and I say this every year: How did summer go away and fall come to Idaho? Now my immediate concern is to make sure you know I’m not bemoaning the arrival of autumn–although the nights are going to drop...
Horsemanship for Writers (and readers)

Horsemanship for Writers (and readers)

A Commentary on-Horsemanship for Writers and Readers Do your research–THEN write!   It doesn’t take very long writing Westerns to give away the fact that you are (or are NOT) well-versed in horse lingo and riding. Don’t start on the wrong foot,...