Raven Publishing of Montana

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Established in 2001, Raven Publishing, Inc. of Montana is a very small commercial publisher, specializing in True Fiction for children and young adults.

We also consider adult literary fiction similar to the western novel "Absaroka," the Honorable Mention for the Best Regional Fiction for the Independent Publishers IPPY awards in 2006.

True Fiction is character-driven fiction that reflects true-to-life dilemmas, reactions, emotions, and consequences in action-filled stories that capture the readers hearts.

All of our titles are illustrated in the print edition and may be viewed and purchased at our website, www.ravenpublishing.net

See the list below to view the titles that are available as e-books here on Smashwords. More coming.

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The Body on the Floor of the Rotunda
By Jim Moore
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 106,830. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
Murder in the Capitol! When the body of the lovely assistant to Montana's Governor is found on the floor of Montana s Capitol, fingers point to State Senator Audrey Welter. When formally accused, she hires fellow senator and attorney, Stretch Bruce to represent her. Will they be able to prove her innocence? Probably not without proof that someone else did it. Who is the real killer?
Starting the Colt
By Jan Young
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 38,300. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
In this sequel to Jan Young's coming-of-age story, The Orange Slipknot, 12-year-old Ben Lucas strives to balance his desire to gain his father's approval with his need to follow his own convictions. Ben finally has a colt to start and is learning a gentler way to do it. Can he buck out some colts to please his dad, whose ways with a horse are rough, or is he "man" enough to follow his own heart?
Kendall and Kyleah
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 54,690. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
Twins, separated by divorcing parents when they were four, have led very different lives in places hundreds of miles apart. Yet they have longed to find each other for the past eight years. This book continues each of their stories as circumstances and seeming tragedies lead their paths to cross a last.
The Boarding House
By Marcia Melton
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 34,620. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
The lives of eleven-year-old Emmie Hynes and her twelve-year-old brother, Conrad are changed forever when a tragic mining accident kills their beloved Papa. Forced to bid a numb farewell to their home and friends in Butte, Montana, they move with their mama into a dilapidated boarding house in Philipsburg, a small town across the mountains.
Election Day
By Jim Moore
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 73,620. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
This political thriller shows the insight of our founding fathers for solving every conceivable contingency, such as—what if, days after the election, both the president elect and his running mate are dead. Four would-be kingmakers, a power-hungry egomaniac who will stop at nothing to get his way and a Montana rancher/lawyer, used as a pawn in an election scheme—make this an unforgettable story.
Ride the Jawbone
By Jim Moore
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 88,560. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
The Jawbone Railroad, so called for the fast talking of Mr. Harlow, who built his dream on other people’s money, plays a vital role in central Montana’s ranch and mining country in 1902 — and in the mystery of a brutal murder. A newly minted lawyer is asked to defend the odious outcast accused of killing a young woman and throwing her body from the train.
The Road Between
By Florence Bell Ore
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 34,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Nonfiction
As a child living on the Alberta prairies during the 1930s and 1940s, Florence Bell traveled between the influence of three cultures: English morals and manners of her family working as missionaries on the Blackfoot Reserve, her Indian neighbors emerging from their tribal past, and the Canadian people striving for independence. Dust, the Great Depression, and World War II added other dimensions.
Danny's Dragon: A Story of Wartime Loss and Recovery
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 40,240. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
9-year-old Danny can't believe his father's died in the Iraq war. He blames himself and his horse, Dragon, for his loss. His family, torn apart by grief, is losing their Montana ranch. Danny hates Denver and the large school where an Iraqi is his classmate. At first he wanted to hate his horse, but when Dragon is lost, he only wants him back. Dragon and a wise teacher help heal his broken heart.
Absaroka
By Joan Bochmann
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 43,020. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Matt Reed returns from Vietnam to his family's Wyoming ranch only to find it barren of cattle and his father defeated after losing his wife to cancer. Banker Paul Pringle, Matt's long time rival, is foreclosing on the ranch with plans to cash in on its mineral deposits. To save his ranch, Matt must raise a lot of money fast. A lovely neighbor, a Crow Indian, and a wild horse herd help him.
Starlight Comes Home
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
Junior high is complicated. 13-year-old Miranda Stevens decides she prefers her equine friends—until Mr. Taylor, who owns the controlling half of Starlight, the country's fastest race horse, takes him to a horse sale without telling her. Or so she thinks. But if he didn't take her horse, who did? Mystery and angst, friendships won and loss, birth, death, heartache and joy test Miranda's courage.
Starlight Shines for Miranda
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 41,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
Twelve-year-old Miranda Stevens is late for her parents' wedding because of a mishap while riding her beloved black stallion, Starlight. Miranda races Starlight against the clock to raise money for a horse for Margot. When he wins, Mr. Taylor takes him to race in Texas. Starlight refuses to eat and loses weight until Mr. Taylor sends for Miranda to help. Adventure and discovery await her in Texas.
Starlight's Shooting Star
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 40,020. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
In this 4th book of the Starlight series, Miranda and her classmates become lost in a cave. Miranda saves Grandpa from being killed by a loco cow, but not before he is injured. Mr. Taylor hires a jockey, expecting Miranda to teach Starlight to accept him. Mom plans to marry Adam, Miranda's worst enemy. Wishing on Shooting Star, Queen's foal, seems to bring amazing answers to Miranda's problems.
A Horse to Remember
By Juliana Hutchings
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 39,820. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
When 13-year-old Hilary Thompson's family moved to rural Tennessee, she got a job at a nearby horse farm. She met a wild mustang who seemed as lonely and in need of a friend as she was. She talked and read to him and gradually won his trust when no one else could. Authentic teenage angst with a sprinkling of romance adds to the action a of this story written by a 14-year-old horse trainer.
Kendall's Storm
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Ten-year-old Kendall’s life is not only unpredictable; it's a mystery. Why can’t he and Dad live in one place more than a few months? Why the all-night drives, the tucked-away motels, always leaving things behind? What is Dad's job? Kendall only knows two thing for sure: He's afraid of just about everything—and Dad hates cowards. Can a rescued puppy and love from a stranger change his life?
An Inmate's Daughter
By Jan Walker
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 37,480. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
Jenna's mother forbids her to tell her friends that her dad is in prison. Prison reflects on wives and children. Keeping the fact of prison secret becomes more difficult when the newspaper runs a story about Jenna's "Good Samaritan" rescue at the McNeil Island Corrections Center. She just wants to fit in. As Jenna writes in her journal, children of prisoners are doing time too.
Starlight, Star Bright
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 37,310. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
11-year-old Miranda Stevens secretly trains Starlight, the 3-year-old black stallion, whose wounds have healed. Miranda rides him and proves that he is the fastest horse Shady Hills Ranch has ever seen. But she must keep it secret. If his owner, Cash Taylor, finds out, he will never let Miranda buy him. When Starlight throws others who try to ride him, Miranda's hopes rise only to fall again.
The Orange Slipknot
By Jan Young
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 35,930. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
An innocent prank has serious consequences for twelve-year-old Ben who wants to show his cowboy father and the surly cow boss that he's ready to take more responsibility. Roping a ground squirrel was not the way to do it. Caught in the midst of their conflict, Ben comes to terms with his life. This book accurately portrays an American subculture: ranch life in the Great Basin of the United States.
Fergus: the Soccer-Playing Colt
By Dan Peterson
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 38,940. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
An acrobatic colt joins his young master and his friend in a soccer game, proving unusual understanding and talent for the game. When his skill gains media attention, Fergus Bobby and Ramon are sent on a tour to promote soccer in the US. All is well until a conniving rodeo stock dealer and his bumbling henchmen abduct the colt. Suspense and humor fill this heart-warming tale of loyalty and love.
Starlight's Courage
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 35,270. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
In this sequel to Miranda and Starlight, ten-year-old Miranda Stevens takes it upon herself to rescue the black stallion Starlight, not once, but twice. While competing in a horse show against arch rivals, Christopher's mare, Queen, is attacked by a madman. When no one will believe Miranda that Starlight is in danger, she must find a way to save him on her own.
Miranda and Starlight
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2010 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
Miranda Stevens thinks that if she had a horse of her own, it wouldn't matter that she has to live with her grandparents and go to a school where she has no friends. She impulsively accepts a dare to ride an unbridled horse in a nearby field. The dire consequence of that action begins a chain of advenures that test her courage, spawns unexpected frinedships, and teach lessons in honesty and trust.
Kyleah's Tree
By Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 40,900. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2009 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Fiction
Wishing on the sunrise from her treetop refuge, eleven-year-old Kyleah clings to the hope of finding her twin brother and attaining beauty to please the father who abandoned her. When her foster parents bar access to her favorite tree, she runs away with her foster brother, Benjamin. They experience many narrow escapes and breathtaking adventures on their journey from Kansas to Moose Jaw, Canada.


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