Writing the wild west: author Bill Brooks has written nearly 40 historical novels, including THE STONE GARDEN: THE EPIC LIFE OF BILLY the KID selected by Booklist as one of the 10 Best Westerns of the past decade.
Bill has been published by Harper Collins, Bantam, Double Day, Dell, Tor/Forge, Kensington, and 5 Star producing his JOHN HENRY COLE series and other novels of the West.
Bill is also a creative writing instructor and has taught fiction writing workshops throughout the country. He has also been a featured speaker on the wild west both in fiction and non-fiction. Bill's works also includes novels on such iconic historical gangsters PRETTY BOY FLOYD and BONNIE & CLYDE. Bill's first mystery novel THE GIRL WITH THE FLAMENCO TATTOO - A Montanta Mystery, will be released by Encircle Publications in February 2018.
A girl is found murdered on the shore of a lake in the north country of Montana. With few suspects the sheriff may have to rely on a more experienced crime solver, who just happens to be a boyhood rival and former boyfriend of his wife. In Big Falls Montana, everybody it seems has something to hide, but are any of them capable of murder?
When Lucy Moon learns of her mama’s murder, she cuts short her honeymoon and returns to the Pistol Barrel of Oklahoma with her new husband in tow. It’s a wild and raucous land full of the kind of gunfighters, backshooters, gamblers and pimps who could have shot Belle out of the saddle.
The Great Depression has brought with it hard times like nobody has ever seen. It's the era of gangsters G-Men hobos and soup lines. Indeed the future looks as dark as an Okie dust storm at least to those old enough to know better.