FrostProof808

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FrostProof808 publishes excellent short fiction by several authors. It is currently closed to submissions.

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Brain Food
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This is a psychological fantasy short story. What if an elderly woman gets it in her head that fish really is brain food? And what if she decides if a little of something is good, a lot more would be better?
Tradition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In this intense horror short story, a pretentious, abusive director is shooting a horror film outside a small town. To save money, he buys the talents of a Patrick Campbell lookalike. In the lead role, he really is just being himself but takes great offense at the director's presumption that he has cornered the market on what's real and what isn't. You decide.
A Little Time
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In this novella, what would happen if a mafia boss sent one of his best, most loyal men to escort his future wife from Phoenix to Atlanta via Cadillac? A man she specifically requested?
The Wes Crowley Trilogy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,490. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
This trilogy is the complete story of Wes Crowley, Texas Ranger, in the 1870s Panhandle. This is a fast-paced tale of one man discovering what's true in life. Wes battles Comanches, tracks enemies and friends, waxes philosophical, and finds himself in a place where one era hasn't quite ended and the next hasn't quite begun. Finally he learns the value of love, magic, a family, and a good horse.
A Smattering of Angels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this intensive short story by Harvey Stanbrough, explore the inner workings of a rather odd mind. For a while the unnamed professor wasn't sure. Did he slip and fall on the ice-slicked asphalt running trail? Or did he continue to run and see a vision? Or did he slip and fall and see a vision?
Title Goes Here
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short story by Harvey Stanbrough, a janitor is cleaning an fiction mill in the wee morning hours. Surrounded by IBM Selectric typewriters, he decides that he could do as well as those who work here. He sits down, turns on a typewriter, and writes. But he's waiting for something... or someone.
The Baby
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
In this intense short story by Harvey Stanbrough, a state police officer is called to investigate an eerie, heinous crime at a rest area. It has to do with an infant, a strange crowd of onlookers, and a key witness, all in a maddening, constantly thrumming rain.
South to Mexico
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,700. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
South to Mexico opens with Wes crossing over into Mexico once again, for what probably will be the final time. It contains a touch of the tall tale, a touch of magic realism, and the wide-open spaces of the sea and the desert, both of which are filled with angry gods who conspire to pit man against himself. Wes learns who he truly is and the value of love, magic, a family, and a good horse.
The Stipplesuit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this intense SF short story, Wesley Smithfield-Rush III, PhD, came aboard a shuttle as part of a space archaeology team to conduct an archaeological survey and inventory of an abandoned transport before it was recovered. It was an easy, routine way to keep his hand in and show off how much he knows. What harm could it do?
Saving the Baby
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this intense short story by Nicolas Z Porter, Gunnery Sergeant Ben Crowley is trapped between past and present, but what's so bad about trying to save a baby?
Strainge Times
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,890. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A woman is drawn to a shop that looks like an antique store; she learns she's literally out of her time. Jim Cable has been sent to stabilize A mobster chases down Joey Bones, who's been calling the boss a rat. Can a man have a relationship with an EnviroSuit? Can an EnviroSuit with a female personality long abide the imperfections of a human male? Marisa is trapped in a nightmare in a nightmare.
The Compartmentalized Mantis
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a humorous science fiction short story. Can a man have a relationship with an EnviroSuit? Could an EnviroSuit, especially one with a female personality, long abide the imperfections of a human male, especially when she compares him with a massive, god-like creature machine? Come along and find out.
Longing for Mexico
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Series: The Wes Crowley Novel. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Wes Crowley, a veteran Texas Ranger, battles Comanches, falls in love, and loses pretty much everything before he leaves the Rangers to find his faulty ex-friend, Otis McFadden. During his search for Mac, Wes visits Mexico where he finds new friends but also new enemies. Come along to see what happens when Wes finally tracks down Mac.
Last Raid on Amarillo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
This is a western short story in the Wes Crowley series of novels and stories. Texas Ranger Western Z Crowley has always been able to separate the personal from the professional. He's always done his job, even to ushering out the end of an era. But now a new menace has surfaced, and it will test even Wes' firm resolve.
Saving the Grenlow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this SF short story, Jim Cable, a professional recovery expert for System Retrieval Inc., has been sent onto the Grenlow, a Morgan-class interplanetary transport, to stabilize it and bring it home. He scans and checks every space on the ship, but the engine room holds a mystery he and System Retrieval Inc. didn't bargain for.
Rabbits & Wild Dogs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Marco and the author chase down Joey Bones, ostensibly to teach him a lesson. Joey's been trash talkin' Marco, a boss, and threatening to shoot him. The threat doesn't bother Marco, but being called a rat? Now that bothers him.
Leaving Amarillo
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Series: The Wes Crowley Novel. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,610. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Wes Crowley and Otis "Mac" McFadden are lifelong friends. Wes is a year younger and has always looked up to Mac, so when Mac joins the Texas Rangers in the 1870s in the Texas Panhandle, Wes goes along as usual. But placing unequivocal trust in anyone is seldom a good idea. Come along as Wes finds himself in a place where one era hasn't quite ended and the next hasn't quite begun.
Marisa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marisa, a woman trapped in a nightmare in a nightmare in a nightmare, destined to flee through unimaginable terrors and horrors until her captors choose to release her... or she releases herself.
The Common Good: A Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,400. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this collection of five stories, you'll find a hit-woman who inadvertently recruits a bored youth into service; a story of pure, extremely adulterated human nature; an incident in a waiting room; a living vision on a pier in the dark; a cautionary tale that is uniquely and unfortunately American.
Elegant Gestures: A Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In Elegant Gestures: A Collection you'll discover a ghost story; a young mother-to-be, maybe, who is nothing short of mental; proof that one man's god is another man's monster; a family coven; and the rag-draped bones of a reluctant prophet, perhaps, moving along the street cursing your life with his existence. Oddly enough, without him, you wouldn't have the freedom to avoid him.
Needful Things
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A woman is drawn to a shop that looks like an antique store; she's looking for furnishings for her home in the French Quarter, where she lived a very long time ago... a lifetime ago.
Fire & Ice: A Collection
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A hit-woman who inadvertently recruits a bored youth; pure, extremely adulterated human nature; an incident in a waiting room; a living vision on a dark pier; a uniquely American cautionary tale; a ghost story; a young mother-to-be who is mental; proof that one man's god is another man's monster; a family coven; and the rag-draped bones of a reluctant prophet, cursing your life with his existence.
One Late Afternoon in Lower Alabama: A Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Five Intense short stories. Visit Pamplona, watch as a smart-aleck is trained in the best possible way; a young mother-to-be and her escort say goodbye in a bus terminal; enter a village on patrol to the sound of fireworks... or is it? In southern Alabama, things move at their own pace and are very seldom what they seem. These character-driven stories will remind you of Hemingway's later works.
Old Suits: A Collection
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
These are ten intense short stories from backwoods fishing in Montana to war in Southeast Asia to the rural south to Pamplona and more... so much more. Literary and genre alike, these character-driven short stories will remind you of Hemingway's works in his later years.
This Is Not A Mosquito! A Collection
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ten short stories from Eric Stringer. From an unbearable woman to drinking in the woods and talking about what happens at the moment of death; from a hard-luck woman who's mixed up with the mob to a miniature mosquito-like creature who's invading; from the swamps and Granny Mose to a new kind of ink blot test; from a spider on your face to wolves to striving to meet a goal and failing, badly.
Deadline: A Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In these five short stories you attend a new kind of ink blot test, meet a man in an airport who will render you normal, lie mute and unmoving as a spider transports you to the next world, live and run with the wolves, and strive, strive to meet a goal as a writer and fail, badly.
Granny Mose: A Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In these five short stories you attend a writers' conference and meet an unbearable woman; move out in the woods with a couple good ol' boys watching a storm close in and talking about what happens at the momen of death; meet a hard-luck woman who gets mixed up with the mob; are subjected to a miniature mosquito-like creature; and drop deep into the swamps to meet Granny Moses.
This Is Not A Mosquito!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An unnamed human drone runs afoul of a mechanized mosquito that he believes is intent on sucking his blood, as if that would make the slightest bit of sense. But the MM's intentions are actually quite different.
Adobe Walls
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Wes Crowley, a former Texas Ranger and US marshal from Santa Fe, has at long last given up his search to find a turncoat... and then he does.
Jumper
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A professional writer and conference speaker meets a wannabebutneverwill, and this one apparently is one over his limit. Maybe. Come along and see what happens.
One Late Afternoon in Lower Alabama
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In southern Alabama, things move at their own pace and are very seldom what they seem. Come along on this intense short story by Nick Porter.
Ivan Hogue
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An interplanetary hunter storms into a tavern on a mining outpost on Andula. He's looking for a beast, or a man... or maybe a spirit. He isn't quite sure.
Shattered
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this terse short story by Eric Stringer, a woman plunges through a window on the 134th floor into a mob nightmare. Come along!
An Elegant Gesture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fortune teller, a bent, crippled old man, a post-apocalyptic setting—what could go wrong? In this intense short story, Nick Porter stretches his capable hand to science fiction.
Granny Mose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
They say gold can bring out the true character of a man, but how deep does that true character go? Read this intense short story by Eric Stringer and find out.
A Settled Grave
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense story by Nicolas Z Porter. Having just buried one child, how far will you go to get another one?
Theorem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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This is a psychological thriller by Eric Stringer. His friend Janie is a collector, but a collector of what?
Deadline
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer (the neurotic persona of Harvey Stanbrough), a writer is late publishing his short story of the week, or is he? Follow along as the deadline nears.
The Maransky Nature Blot Test
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer with help from his friend Nick Porter. This story is so tightly written that I can't say much more or I'll give it away.
A Vanilla Shake for Martha
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this wonderfully descriptive short story by Nick Porter, an elderly woman and her husband take a journey through a small west-Texas town and her memories.
Spider
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer. Dorothy is brought into the hospital, the victim of an accident. While in the hospital bed with her head in a fixed position, she sees a spider that takes her back to a childhood regret. The rest is just payback.
Running with the Wolves
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The protagonist from "Interference" is back to describe his life with the wolves in this post-apocalyptic tale. There are lessons here for humans, but not a lot of hope that they'll listen.
The Curious Events Surrounding Thomas Pilsen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Thomas Pilsen, a man more than absorbed by his fantasies, takes a cab to the airport. Along the way he becomes a mobster, and after he arrives he remembers an alien invasion, discovers a spaceport, and finds himself on the way to a mine on an alien planet.
Fire & Ice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A homeless veteran wanders the streets, struggling with his ghosts as he vascillates between The World and his own reality, reliving the day he watched his best friend die.
Poetry Techniques for the Fictionist
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How writers of fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction can apply the techniques of poetry to make their prose stand out.
The Waiting Room
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In the waiting room of a psychologist's office, a man engages a woman in a conversation about personal responsibility and the mores of society.
The Moral of the Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A stranger visits a peaceful village and is welcomed. Why is he there? Is it a test? Only time will tell....
Quick Guide to Self-Publishing & FAQs
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This is a quick guide that answers the most important and most often asked questions posed by authors who are considering self-publishing in either ebooks or print books (POD). It's free. Whaddya got to lose?
Marie
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Charlie Porter, 25, is stuck in the small town of Stillman where nothing exciting ever happens. Or does it? Everybody gets at least one chance to change their lives. Will Charlie take his?
One Evening on the Pier
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by FrostProof808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nick wanders almost every evening to the end of the pier. That's where the fabric is thinnest between this world and the world where the stories reside.
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Smashwords book reviews by FrostProof808

  • Hitting Back on April 10, 2011

    Linda, If I hadn't known better I'd have thought I was reading Hemingway. "Hitting Back" is clean, concise and bristling with page-turning suspense. I'm going right after I file this review to purchase Mad Money, and I look forward to The Next Ex.
  • A Texas Elegy on April 27, 2011

    I've used the opening paragraph of this novel to teach other writers how to write a great beginning. The language and dialect of these characters are true to life, the situations taken as if from the brush country of Texas, and the simple poignancy of this story will linger with me all my days. As a result, I will be in very good company.
  • Brasada on April 27, 2011

    I am fortunate to call Don Johnson my friend. When others write about his "authentic voice" they attribute it to research. I suppose it is if you can consider life research. Don has lived these situations first hand as a man can live them only in the brush country of Texas. He's lived them in this lifetime, and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to learn he lived them in a previous lifetime about 160 years ago. Brasada is a tough book about tough characters in tough country. Only Don Johnson's deft hand could tame such a story. If he hadn't it might well have attacked the reader upon being opened. Bravo, Don, for yet another brilliant offering.
  • Graceful Blur on Aug. 10, 2011

    This is a strong story, filled with action, that's over entirely too quickly... then again, that's the whole premise. Wonderfully done.