Lee Atterbury


About the Author: Lee R. Atterbury is a trial lawyer in Middleton, WI. He lives with his wife and nine horses. He is working on two other novels featuring Jim Taylor and Buck.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2005. My first novel took almost seven years to finish. It was a learning experience since it had been over thity years since I'd been in college. After college all my writing had been legal writing--briefs, etc.--which would put a normal person to sleep. So I had to learn plotting, characterization, and all the other nuts and bolts of writing a novel. My first draft was about twenty five thousand words. I showed it to a friend and he said it was a nice outline! About three years into the project I threw out half of what I'd written and expanded what was left. While I was revising the first book I started the second book. This turned out to be a great idea as I was able to let the first one sit for a while and let my subconscious cook it. I'm now hard at the third book in the series. The mechanics are much easier and I can concentrate on storytelling.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I started writing because I really enjoy crime novels and mysteries. When I got fed up with rejection letters a friend suggested the indie route. I connected with a great publisher and never looked back.
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Where to buy in print


Meeteetse Massacre
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 68,200. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A serial killer lurks in the Wyoming wilderness. Jim Taylor and his horse, Buck, become reluctant participants in the hunt for a killer. They struggle through a blizzard to rescue a wounded FBI agent. Will the killer escape the hunters to claim more lives? Man and horse must find a way to stop the slaughter. The second in the author's Jim Taylor and Buck series of western adventure novels.
Solitude Showdown
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 67,950. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Jim Taylor, a sixty something lawyer, has abandoned his life of grinding responsibilities and disasters and has come to the Wyoming wilderness seeking a peaceful, simple life. Life proves to be neither simple nor peaceful when Jim witnesses a murder and kidnapping. Alone in the mountains with his horse, Buck, as his only companion, Jim must overcome the worst that nature can throw at him.

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