Jerry A Matney


Jerry A Matney was born in Wise County, Texas, where he was a four-sport athlete. He attended Decatur Baptist College on a football scholarship. After serving in the Marine Corps, Jerry attended Santa Ana College, Long Beach State University and Chapman University.

Jerry served for 34 years as a teacher and school administrator for the Orange County Juvenile Court Schools. He served on the Fountain Valley School Board and as Mayor of Huntington Beach, California. He and his wife Nedra retired to Surprise, Arizona where he continues to write historical novels. You can contact Jerry at

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The Sandy Creek Boys
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,420. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This entertaining memoir contains nearly 100 stories about the Matney boys, four brothers who found inventive and rambunctious ways to have fun around the Big Sandy Creek. From the 1930s to the 1950s, these brothers and boyhood friends entertained each other, whether in or out of trouble. These stories range from intimate to hilarious to hair raising as the boys try to outdo each other.
Five Scalps: The Story of Edward Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,730. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Edward Rose, part Cherokee, Negro and white, grew up on the wharves of Louisville, Kentucky in the late 1700s. After a brutal bar fight where he received several scarring cuts to his face, Rose fled down river to New Orleans where he lived before heading for the Rocky Mountains. Rose was a hunter, fur trapper, and interpreter; he lived many years with the River Crow, who called him Five Scalps.
Woman War Chief
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,300. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This is the story about a Native American warrior called Woman War Chief, a female born in 1800 who became a chief with the River Crow tribe. She lived in the region that became Wyoming and Montana. Born to the Atsina tribe, the young girl was abducted by a small band of Crow hunters, who adopted her. The Crow named her Pine Leaf, and then later called her Woman Chief.

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