Jeremy Perry (born Jan. 21, 1977) is an American short story author. In 2011, he started the Brothers of the Mountain frontier series and penned the short story Faith, Love and Moonshine: An Appalachian Tale. In 2013, he released his first short story collection entitled Under the Willow Tree and Other Stories. Jeremy lives in a small town in southern Indiana.
The McCarty brothers have their sights set on America’s western frontier. Lucas wants to be a trapper and explorer while Henry rides along only to escape his former life. One man seeks adventure while the other man seeks peace within. But first, both must make it out of the mountains of eastern Kentucky with their lives intact, a feat that will be easier said than done.
Henry and Lucas McCarty are heading to the port of the Missouri River to cash in their bounty of beaver pelts. Along the way, they stop at the frontier town of Fog Valley for a much needed rest and drink. When they discover their pelts are stolen, their leisure time is cut short. With their livelihoods at stake, they must track down and teach the thieving culprit a valuable lesson.
Throughout this collection is an array of characters, young and old, who deal with the struggles of life in their own distinctive way. Some of these tales are honed with a psychological edge and sprinkled with a dash of dark humor, while others cross over into the realms of tragedy, coming of age, and the paranormal.
An ornery grizzly is on the prowl and making life tough for a few settlers that happen to get in its way. Lucas, who's also had a run-in with the mighty beast, has had enough. It's up to him and an old trapper named Jude to track down the bear and set matters straight. (Western/Adventure)
After leaving the annual rendezvous, Henry and Lucas encounter a severely beaten Indian maiden ... that's when matters become personal, especially for younger brother Lucas. With a band of cutthroat Indians wreaking havoc across the frontier, the brothers set out to stop the renegades and try to prevent what could become a bloody massacre of an unwary Shoshone village. (Western/Adventure)
Henry and Lucas McCarty have traveled to the High Lonesome of the Rocky Mountains to fulfill their wanton urges to seek out uncharted territories and gain desirable profits as respectable fur trappers and honorable mountain men. This time their hopes, dreams, and ultimately their lives hang in the balance when they come face to face with members of the blood thirsty Blackfeet tribe.
Frank Jamison is an Appalachian man who relies heavily on his moonshining business to help his family endure the harsh times of the 1920s. However, when he finds out the local authorities and federal revenuers are out to dismantle his operation for the second time in three years, grave memories resurface for the seasoned moonshiner, ones that could ignite an old-fashioned backwoods shoot out.