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Winter

I grew up in northern Michigan and lived for years in a cabin in the Sierra Nevada, a place always close to my heart, and close to Donner Summit. (Yes, that place.) I looked forward to winter and snow, one of the reasons I chose to live in a climate that had it as an …

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A little Christmas Gift: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”, a short western story

This story was included in the Five Star’s 2019 anthology “Contention and Other Frontier Stories” and I was proud to be included with some well-known wonderful authors. Hope you enjoy it. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Kansas, 1876 If they came back tonight, I’d kill them both. I brushed the hair off my face, dirt mingling …

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Book Review: Where the Wildflowers Dance by Phil Mills, Jr.

Something very special happens when a writer clearly loves the place he writes about, weaving his characters from the very fabric of the land — crystal streams, majestic mountains, trees that whisper in the breeze, and wildflowers and prairie grasses that do, indeed, dance in the wind. Phil Mills, Jr. is a master of description …

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