Denzel Holmes

Biography

Denzel Holmes is the author of seven Western novels, set in Texas and true to the times and places. He grew up in the ranch country of Pecos County, Married his sweetheart Margie when she was 16 and he was 20. Going on 57 years now. They live in Belton and sell their books there and at Canton, Kerrville, Waxahachie, Dripping Springs, Wichita Falls, Madisonville, San Angelo, Georgetown, Round Rock, Nacogdoches, Killeen, Temple, and many other local venues. He speaks to civic, social and library groups where asked.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Either the mattress is too hard, I'm hungry, or I think of something needing done on my new book.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I used to hunt and fish but I run out of energy for those things now. I love travel. Places gone in recent years are Panama Canal, Great Smokey Mountains, Tennessee and kentucky, New York City, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Israel. Contemplating Hawaii late this year.
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Where to find Denzel Holmes online


Where to buy in print


Books

Phantom Herd
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,190. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
Alex Mentrier (Men-tree-aa) is Mexican on his mother's side and French on his father's side, so he's been told. He intends to find out. Orphaned at six, an outlaw at age eighteen, rare circumstances give him another chance. The opportunity to drive wild cattle to market is a dream if six essential elements were not lacking. Courage and old skills keep him alive through the processes.
Little Stone Mountain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,870. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
LITTLE STONE MOUNTAIN uses the old Stone family from Holmes’ Mitt Stone Western Series. Is an Adventure/Mystery as opposed to a Western. Hail Stone is the last living member of the Stone clan. That’s unfortunate if there are no heirs to whom he can leave a fortune. With a terminal illness looming his options will soon run out.
Concho
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,810. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
West Texas 1873-4. Bob Guthrie wants to leave trail driving and become a gentleman rancher on the Concho River. Matt Altmann, young German engineer and son of a prince, wants Bob's land to build a dam. Both men underestimate the other's determination, and both misjudge the hardships. Their odyssey across the Texas plains reaches into the soul of each man to finds something good...eventually.
Big Cypress
Series: Mitt Stone, three. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,580. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
BIG CYPRESS is a Western historical fiction story set in East Texas 1870, Curly Smith is a minor character in Denzel Holmes' HORSE THIEF and the LADY, the first of his MITT STONE series. In BIG CYPRESS Curly is the toughest deputy sheriff in Texas.
Last Race Sunday
Series: Mitt Stone, two. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,720. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Second in Denzel Holmes' Mitt Stone Series. Mitt sets out to set right the killing of his young niece. A Texas Ranger who hates Mitt gives him good advice. He finds not one but five suspects in a small Texas town torn apart by the corrupting influence of horse racing. His time is limited In eleven days the action driven mystery must find its solution.
The Horse Thief and The Lady
Series: Mitt Stone, one. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,580. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
First of the three Mitt Stone series of Western novels. Texas 1860's action, suspense and resolution with engaging characters and interwoven plot. Mitt Stone's ambitions override common sense as he pursues his dreams and flees a posse aboard his black stallion Rambler.

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