Robert O' Hanlin

Biography

I was born in Canada but spend much of my time roaming the Sonora Desert of Arizona, which is truly a place to inspire a writer.
I write in the Western genre inspired by the great Western writer Louis L'Amour. My stories are fiction with a mixture of real history and I hope you enjoy reading them.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In Canada...almost everywhere in Canada. My Father had a job that required him to make many moves during my youth. I was Born in New Brunswick but lived in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia. By the time I was in grade nine I had been in nine different schools.
This fiddle footed existence opened a lot of doors to life for me, having to meet and make new friends at every turn gave me a confidence that I think is required to not only to write books, but to follow through with publishing. I sometimes wonder how many great unpublished novels are sitting in someone's dresser drawer.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in midlife during my midlife crisis. My first writing was poetry, which was a method of releasing my pent up emotions, and it was one of those poems 'The Alberta Outlaw' that got me thinking of expanding it into a book. I would think about it before going to sleep (as a sleep aid) at night and you might say that I dreamed my way to becoming and author.
A fortunate decision in high school to enroll in typing class as a half credit (mainly because it was a good place to meet girls) left me with the ability to type fairly fast. I sometimes wonder of I did not have this ability would have the patience to hunt and peck for the time it takes to write a novel.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Once A Gambler
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,760. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The life of a gambler was not an easy one and Jason Strathorne was staring at his escape to a real life in the center of the table. The big pot was enough to buy him the ranch he longed for but the man across the table and a beautiful woman stood between him and that dream. He found out that winning the money was one thing but keeping it and his life was another.
The Cougar Man
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,600. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Ryan O'Neil was pushed into a killing that put him on the run. A run that was full of revenge. The killing of Wesley Colson was self defence, but the Colson boys did not believe it. Their relentless chase led to an attack on the woman he loved. He stopped running and declared war, and his peaceful life in the mountains with his two strange companions was shattered by the sound of gunfire.
Justice in Lonesome Valley
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,290. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Lonesome Valley was a peaceful place for Aaron Shannon...until he was convicted of murder and ended up in Yuma Prison. It was a murder he did not commit and he was determined that he would not spend the rest of his life in prison. People lied and set him up and he was going to find them and the truth. The Arizona Rangers and a persistent US Marshal were determined that it wouldn't happen that way.
O'Bannions Return
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,010. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
Ryan O'Bannion returned from the war to find his family dead, and a strange woman and her children living on his ranch. She ran him off, claiming that his brother gave her the ranch on his deathbed...but he was not the only one trying to get the ranch. He is torn between trying to save his ranch and avenging his family, but this woman is stirring feeling he has never felt before.
Windfall
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,480. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00)
His first love was horses, until he met two women who showed him that there was more to life than horses. Now he had to choose between them. Making that choice was difficult enough, but it was compounded by a half-crazed suitor who was bent on killing him by luring him into the wilderness to a fight for survival. A fight that he must win to save the woman who showed him what love really was.
The Last of the Outlaws
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Series: The Outlaws, Book 3 · The Outlaws, Outlaw Book Three. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,230. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When his mother, sister and the girl he loved were kidnapped Ethan Boyd was the one who had to get them back. The men he followed were killers and the trail through the wilds of the Rocky Mountains held danger at every turn. He was going to face them alone until he met an old Mountain Man left over from the glory days. Will he get to them in time or will his sister be the last of the outlaws?
The Alberta Outlaw
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Series: The Outlaws, Book 2 · The Outlaws, Outlaw Book Two. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Nat Boyd was only a boy when he killed his first man, and wounded the second who hunted him for years to keep the secret that would get him hung. Fate was not on his side, he didn’t rob the bank but helping friends, made him and outlaw. Running did not come easy but he trailed what he could of his herd to Canada to start a new life, he was trailed by the scar faced man who had sworn to kill him.
The Montana Outlaws
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Series: The Outlaws, Book 1 · The Outlaws, Outlaw Book One. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
A Comanche raiding brought Buck and Aaron together, forming a life-long partnership that was fueled by their dream of a ranch in Montana. Driving the first ever herd of cattle from Mexico to Montana through outlaws, rustlers and Indians presented them their first challenge. The women in their lives presented them with their second challenge, until a tragic turn of events pushed them over the line.

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