Kirk Winkler


Kirk Winkler is a journalist and business owner with a passion for the history of the Old West and the people who lived there. He grew up in the shadow of Scottsbluff on the Oregon Trail in Nebraska and Sandia Peak overlooking the Camino Real and the Rio Grande in New Mexico.

He’s lived and worked as a broadcast journalist, manager and consultant in the West and Midwest . He and his wife live in Omaha, where the transcontinental railroad began.
You can read his thoughts about living in and writing about the West and share your own comments at

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The Old Boys
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The Old West's most famous lawmen are getting together in Denver for a high old time before they ride off into the sunset. But when a prostitute is murdered and one of their own is accused of the crime, the old boys--led by retired U.S. Marshals Tom Alvarez and Ben Comstock--find themselves battling powerful political forces to clear their friend's name and save their own lives.
The Intruders
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,490. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When Billy Smith comes onto her place looking for work, young widow Cora Diemert thinks he's the answer to her prayers. Perhaps he can help her hold on to the homestead powerful ranchers want to take from her. But little does she know that Smith is a desperado with a U.S. Marshal on his trail--and that soon she, Smith and the marshal will be forced to face a life-or-death battle together.

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