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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Status of "Stranger From The Valley" and a note about "The Bloody Gulch"

I decided to go ahead and self-publish "The Stranger From the Valley," and submitted it to iUniverse. It takes a few months to process it, but it will be coming out by the end of the year or early next year. Whether it's well written, interesting, or just plain dull, I thought this would be a good one to e-publish. It's partly autobiographical in that I used memories of growing up in Altonah, Utah, for some of the content. It is fiction, though. The town is no longer there, other than a few houses, some abandoned in unlivable shape and pitiful to behold, but no businesses remain, even the old brick school house is no longer standing in the field across the road from our now empty lot and the empty church lot on the corner. I understand the land has been restored as part of the Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation.

As far as "The Bloody Gulch" goes, it is a novel set in the beginning of the town of Roosevelt, Utah, mentioned before in an earlier blog, and is an action-packed story about the Sheriff, Bill Little, who appears only by name in "The Upamona Gold Claim Wrangle" which is being reviewed for publication, maybe, for the last six months. Bill Little appears only by name again in "Red Returns To Upamona." "The Bloody Gulch" tells the story of Sheriff Little taming a bunch of newcomers and routing out cattle rustlers as the town tries to establish itself in the early 1900's.

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