Sunday, November 21, 2010

Looking Forward

I am looking forward to the next week or two when Blood and Blazes in Upamona will be available in my cotton-picking digits. The sequel to The Upamona Gold Claim Wrangle is about the return of Slim Sanglant to the small town from his time in prison and he begins hunting for revenge on the people who sent him there. But, what ho!, Red Skene is now the county sheriff and he is looking into the matter. With Slim supposedly in the mountains still looking for gold and herding sheep, Red's cousin's house is burned to the ground, and then his brother-in-law's friend is shot and killed and there are more fires and people disappearimg, and unbeknownst to Red, his wife is on the verge of having an affair with one of his deputies.
Red calls on another deputy to assist him in tracking down the culprit(s) that are causing all the havoc. Woe is me! Will Red and his deputy find them before they kill someone else? What's Slim doing in the mountains?
What's going on?

Blood and Blazes in Upamona is availabe for pre-order now at Amazon in paper and on the Kindle. Barnes and Noble has the cover picture and it is available to order now from there supply, and more places will be coming on line as time goes by. ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!!!!

A bigger cover photo will be forthcoming when I recieve the book.



  1. Congrats on Blood and Blazes in Upamona. Great title.

  2. Great title! I like the cover, too. Made me think of this: In my college days, I worked for a contractor called B&G. The workmen liked to refer to it as "Blood and Guts."

  3. Thanks. I think there was an Army General in WWII that was called "Old Blood and Guts", too.
    They must have expected a lot out of the workers at your B&G.

  4. Good luck with the book Oscar.

    And on another matter - I'm putting together a picture - just for fun - of The Porch regulars, for Christmas. I'd like you on it. Now, if you'd sooner retain your mystique, that's fine, I can easily have your avatar hanging on the wall. But if you have a picture of yourself (head and shoulders is fine) that I can use, I'd appreciate it.

  5. Thanks. Where shall I send the photo?

  6. I've opened up the e-mail option on my profile. Send it through there and I'll let you know when I get it.

  7. Been away for a while. The book looks great. I jumped over and took a look at the synopsis - sounds fun.

  8. Valance, will do.

    Old guy, thanks and welcome back.