Recently, the editor of Cactus Country, Volume II sent me a copy of this book. I had been waiting to see my own story on the pages. What fun it is to write a western for someone who grew up on Bonanza, Wanted Dead or Alive, Cochise, Have Gun Will Travel, Gunsmoke and other 1950’s television stories.
It was thrilling to see my own story, but I also saw writers I knew personally or from their work. I went straight to work by Donna Volkenannt and Ellen Gray Massey, both Missouri writers. Then I read the wonderful story by Lucia St. Clair Robeson titled “Stay of Execution”. Her title is ultra-clever. but I won’t tell you why or it might ruin the story for you. I have read her historical fiction works since I was very young so I knew I could count on her for a good tale.
Cactus Country is an anthology so I am not reading it straight through. I read a story or two in a setting. After all, I want the goodies to last! If you like westerns, you will like this little book. Watch for it on Amazon or contact Lou Turner for a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org .