Judd Cole

Biography

John Edward Ames (who has also written 31 books as Judd Cole including the popular Cheyenne series) lives in New Orleans and has been a fulltime writer since 1986, when he sold his first novel, The Force. Since quitting his job teaching English composition at the University of New Mexico, he has written 83 published books (and six more as a ghostwriter). He has written one nonfiction book, The Real Deadwood, as John Ames. He is also a freelance journalist and has appeared in many national and large urban newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, as well as dozens of Web sites.

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Books

War Party (Cheyenne Western Book 8)
Pre-release—available June 30, 2016. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,200. Language: English. Published by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
From the day Touch the Sky returned to his tribe, blue-coats, desperadoes, and rival Indians fought for his scalp. The strong brave had little to protect himself besides a few bold allies, his skill as a warrior, and the cunning he had learned from the white man. He'd need all the trickery and daring he could muster when an old foe devised a diabolical plot to crush the Cheyennes’ dreams into dust
Gun Law (A Wild Bill Western Book 8)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Leland Langford had a dangerous but essential job, he knew there was only one man for it—the legendary Wild Bill Hickok. Only Wild Bill could ensure that an important gold shipment travel safely from the Black Hills to the U.S. Mint in Denver. With a crazed gang of outlaws he had a message: "Steal gold from the U.S. Treasury and you’ll face the harshest law in the west … gun law!"
Comancheros (A Cheyenne Western. Book 7)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,010. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Raised among frontier settlers, Touch the Sky never feared losing his freedom. To his people, the threat of being sold into bondage was very real. And when a notorious Spanish slave trader captured the women and children, Touch the Sky and his brother warriors swore to save them. It was a race against time, and if the Cheyenne were too late, their glorious past would face into a hopeless future.
Point Rider (A Wild Bill Western Book 7)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,360. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Someone seemed intent on driving the Sioux off their reservation. Someone was slaughtering their animals and poisoning their water. The army knew it wouldn't be long before the Sioux fought back and left the reservation for the war path. The army also knew there was only one man who could restore peace before all hell broke loose—Wild Bill Hickok.
Comanche Raid (A Cheyenne Western - Book Six)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,730. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Touch the Sky knew nothing of his people’s enemies when he returned to the life of the Cheyenne. But during his first buffalo hunt a band of Comanche attacked the tribe. Soon the silence of the prairie was shattered by the cries of the wounded and dying. Touch the Sky and his brother warriors had to fend off the vicious war party—or they would be slaughtered like the mighty beasts of the plains.
Black Hills Hellhole (A Wild Bill Western Book 6)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,620. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Deadwood, South Dakota, held a place in the pantheon of frontier hellholes. Even to a man like Wild Bill Hickok, it was the toughest town in the west. Sent there by the Pinkerton Agency to investigate reports of stealing at a particularly dangerous mine guarded by Regulators. They had already killed three Pinkertons and Bill wasn't about to be the fourth! A classic Western shoot 'em up.
Blood on the Plains (A Cheyenne Western Book 5)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,790. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A Cheyenne youth who had spent his whole life among frontier pioneers, Touch the Sky was hated and feared when he returned to his tribe. But suddenly Touch the Sky’s life was in greater peril than ever. For greedy land-grabbers wanted to swindle his people out of their hunting grounds, and they would soak the plains with the blood of many warriors if Touch the Sky couldn’t stop them.
Vision Quest
Series: Cheyenne. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,940. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The perilous adventures of a young brave, raised as a white man, struggling to make a place for himself in a violent land. Touch the Sky faces isolation and constant danger, as he struggles to prove he belongs among the Cheyenne. But as hunts for a mystical sign from the Great Spirit, his enemies track him--and it will take a warrior's spirit and a frontiersman's grit to survive.
Santa Fe Death Trap
Series: Wild Bill. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,480. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Wild Bill Hickok had made a lot of enemies over the years. And one of them, Frank Tutt, had waited a good long time to taste sweet revenge.He was ready and eager to make him pay. After all these years he could wait a bit longer, long enough to play a little game with his legendary target. Oh, he would kill Wild Bill, all right—but first he wanted Bill to know what it was like to live in Hell.
Yuma Bustout (A Wild Bill Western: Book 4)
Series: Wild Bill. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,680. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Wild Bill Hicock put the Danford Gang behind bars. But the prison couldn't hold them. The escapees kidnap the Governor's wife and sister, taking them hostage. Now Wild Bill has to capture the gang for a second time. But it's not going to be so easy this time around. Fargo Danford burns with taking revenge on Hickok and sets a trap for him in the Sonora desert. Has Wild Bill met his match?
Renegade Justice (Cheyenne Book Three)
Series: Cheyenne. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This series follows the perilous adventures of a young man raised by white men and spurned by his own people, the Cheyenne. Torn between his Cheyenne blood and his love for his adoptive white settler parents, Touch the Sky risks his relationship with the Cheyenne to protect his adoptive parents from a gang of ruthless outlaws.
Bleeding Kansas (A Wild Bill Western #3)
Series: Wild Bill. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,300. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Ever since he rode out of Abilene, Wild Bill had never wanted to go back. But now he had to. A lot of people were dying fast there. The Kansas Pacific Railroad was laying track where somebody obviously didn’t want it, and bullets were flying thick and furious. But as hard as it was for Wild Bill to go back, he knew there was a bigger challenge ahead of him—staying alive once he got there.
Death Chant (A Cheyenne Western #2)
Series: Cheyenne. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,610. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When Matthew Hanchon returned to the Cheyenne people after being raised by settlers, he did not find the acceptance he sought. For the Cheyenne could not fully trust anyone raised in the ways of the white man. Forced to prove his loyalty, Matthew faced the greatest challenge he had ever known. And when the death chant arose, he knew if he failed he would not die alone.
The Kincaid County War
Series: Wild Bill, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,420. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Wild Bill Hickok was working for the law when he went to Kinkaid County, Wyoming. Hundreds of prime longhorn cattle had been poisoned, and Bill was sent by the Pinkerton Agency to get to the bottom of it. He didn’t expect to land smack dab in the middle of an all-out range war, but that’s exactly what happened. before this was over he’d be testing his gun skills if he hoped to get out alive.
Arrow Keeper - Cheyenne Book 1
Series: Cheyenne, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,020. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Raised among pioneers on the Wyoming frontier, Matthew Hanchon had never known anything but fear and distrust. When Matthew realized that his adopted parents would suffer for his sake, he fled into the wilderness. He would need a frontiersman's cunning and grit and a warrior's courage, and skill, or he would never survive. A story of one man's heroic search for a world he could call his own.
Dead Man's Hand (A Wild Bill Western #1)
Series: Wild Bill, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,270. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Wild Bill Hickok had a legend as big and untamed as the West itself. No man was as good with a gun as Wild Bill, and few men used one as often. From Abilene to Deadwood, his name was known by all and feared by many. With hired thugs out to kill him and angry Sioux out for his scalp, Bill knew he had his work cut out for him. But even if he survived that, he had to face a jealous Calamity Jane.

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