Clay Tanner

Biography

Clay Tanner is the name used by George Proctor to write CHANCE. A western series featuring a riverboat gambler, that appeared between November 1986 and July 1988. He also writes under THE TEXICANS western series under the name of Zack Wyatt

Where to find Clay Tanner online

Series

Chance
From the pen of Spur Award nominee, George W. Proctor writing as Clay Tanner comes the adventures of Chance Sharpe. He's cool-headed, hot-blooded ... and always in the winner's circle. He's Chance, a legend in his own time on the big river paddlewheels. Whether it's cards or women, he plays hard and wins big. Look for Chance's other adventures - Western excitement you won't want to miss!

Books

Chance 12: White Water
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,970. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2020 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When Chance and his old compadre, Sam Clemens (alias Mark Twain), take a New Orleans-bound sidewheeler, they’re plundered by river rogues and plunged into the killing currents of the Mississippi. Getting rescued by a raft-riding runaway and his friend, a fugitive slave, begins one of the riskiest journeys Chance has ever taken. This could be the stuff that great books are made of ...
Chance 11: Gold Fever
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2019 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When riverboat gambler, Chance Sharpe tracks his missing brother Wyatt to the wilds of West Texas, they stumble on the key to a conquistador’s dream … an ancient Indian treasure mountain! All that stands between them and the legendary loot is an Apache war party, a crazed prospector, and a treacherous underground maze which could lead to the glittering kingdom of gold ... or to Kingdom come.
Chance 10: Bayou Bluff
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2019 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When the President of the United States wants a million dollars in gold given secret passage downriver...even a gambler has to fold his hand. At least until bullion-hungry buccaneers call his bluff with an old bayou battleship. Chance finds his paddlewheeler isn’t the only “Wild Card” in this deadly game: a tropical hurricane is headed straight for the bayou...ready to cash in everyone’s chips!
Chance 9: Deadly Deal (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,510. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2019 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Lucky to survive an attack on his life when rescuing a young woman, Chance Sharpe becomes embroiled with the Walsh family. It’s up to the riverboat owner and gambler to unmask a killer cloaked in the swirling mists of the Louisiana bayou. He has seven days to get to the bottom of the mystery—or six people’s lives won’t be worth a red cent!
Chance 8: Missouri Massacre (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,850. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2019 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When Chance Sharpe started his journey through the lonesome Dakota wilds, taking on the sole survivors of a tribal massacre seemed like the saintly thing to do. His trail mates turned out to be the white squaw and adopted son of Shadow Killer, the fierce Sioux war chief, and he wanted them back! As the manhunt closed in, Sharpe realized that he just might have bitten off more than he could chew!
Chance 7: Dakota Showdown
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,870. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2019 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A meat shortage on board the riverboat Wild Card leads owner and gamble Chance Sharper ashore for game in the Dakota wilderness, and into an adventure he may never forget; if he lives to remember anything! After a savage mauling at the claws of a grizzly bear, Chance falls prey to a pack of half—crazed vigilantes who mistakenly make him a guest of honor at a necktie party for a local murder.
Chance 6: Mississippi Rogue (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,980. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Chance Sharpe draws the one hand he never expected - to transport a murderer to the gallows. The accused killer is none other than his former guardian and mentor, Hoyt Bishop! But Bishop is innocent, victim of a conspiracy of cutthroats. In a desperate race against time, Chance teams up with Bishop’s firebrand daughter to piece together the puzzle that will keep his oldest friend off the gallows.
Chance 5: Delta Raiders (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,150. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Fifty mail-order brides aboard the riverboat Wild Card are bound for Montana territory ... courtesy of the New Orleans jail! While Chance Sharpe has his hands full keeping the lively ladies from turning his paddle wheeler into a floating house of pleasure, real danger stalks the riverboat. An unseen killer is ransacking the Wild Card’s staterooms ... and leaving a trail of blood behind.
Chance 4: Gambler's Revenge (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,350. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Chance Sharpe was seeing red! The sleazy weasel who held the title to his riverboat, Wild Card, had stolen it nice and legal—for $200 in back taxes. In a town where graft and government walked hand in hand, Chance figured he’d better look for justice outside the courtroom. The varmint had a greedy streak. Chance knew just how to make that greed work to get the Wild Card back all nice and legal.
Chance 3: Dead Man's Hand (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,770. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Only a split-second move keeps Chance from getting his head blown off by a mean Texas boy who dropped his family inheritance at the poker table. The rich stockbroker who hosted the game isn’t as lucky. But it’s Chance who’s whisked off to the slammer when he’s found bending over the dead broker with a smoking Colt .45 in his hand. Chance needs to settle the score with his deadliest hand yet.
Chance 2: Riverboat Rampage (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,080. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Riverboat owner, gambler and ladies' man Chance Sharpe gets word of strange goings-on up on the Mississippi by Craddock's Bend. Several boats have disappeared... ghostly spirits are haunting the riverbanks. it all seems like hogwash to Chance-until his own boat falls victim. Chance means to get to the bottom of this phantom foolery...with an able and wiling Cajun spitfire named Karin at his side!
Chance 1: Chance (A Chance Sharpe Western)
Series: Chance. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Riverboat owner Tate Browder is one of the slimiest varmints to cruise down the Mississippi. On his boat, the New Moon, he’s fleeced many a sucker in poker games that have made his fortune. But Chance Sharpe is on to Browder and his cheating ways … and soon he’s won the New Moon with a trick of his own that leaves Browder boiling for revenge ...and Chance fighting to stay afloat.