Bly Books

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Stephen Bly (1944-2011) authored and co-authored with his wife, Janet Chester Bly, more than 100 books, both historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. He won the Christy Award in the category western novel for The Long Trail Home, from The Fortunes of the Black Hills Series. Other novels were Christy Award finalists: The Outlaw's Twin Sister, Picture Rock, and Last of the Texas Camp. His last novel, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot, finished with the help of his widow, Janet Chester Bly, and three sons--Russell, Michael, and Aaron--was a SELAH Award finalist. She just completed her first solo adult Indie novel, Wind in the Wires, Book 1, Trails of Reba Cahill.

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The Trouble With Greatness / The Humility of Fame
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
God deserves great kids. That begins by learning to make good choices. Ten steps to making godly decisions. Ten questions to consider on a Fame Or Greatness Checklist. Four things Jesus does for you as you follow Him. Four reasons to want to achieve spiritual greatness. Digging deeper into Mark 15 & 16 for new insights with thoughtful questions. For individual or group study.
The Plain Prairie Princess
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,180. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Retta Barre's family is left alone in the middle of the prairie, away from the wagon train. They face one life-threatening danger after another and Retta's in the middle of them all. She's even mistaken as an Indian girl in her buckskin dress and moccasins as she encounters horse thieves, prairie pirates, and an army troop. But her friends consider her a heroine and princess of the prairie.
The Buffalo's Last Stand
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,200. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
When her friends go missing out on the Oregon trail, Retta doesn't think twice. She heads out to help them. It will take courage and strength to face the dangers that come her way, just like the heroes she reads about in her novels.
Dodging Detours & Dead Ends
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
Avoid traps that snare active ministry workers. Check out the sidetrack list. Two key principles to grasp about false end-time prophets. A spirit tester to apply. Find out if you follow the true Jesus. Individual or group study of Mark 13 and Mark 14.
The Lost Wagon Train
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,110. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Retta Barre thinks the long, slow travel west on the Oregon Trail is quite boring until she takes a simple trip into the prairie alone. She finds more adventure and big time trouble than she could imagine. Soon Retta's the talk of the wagon train. And her friends don't want to miss her next caper.
Bargain Price Fame
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
Jesus showcased a heroine of his. What we learn from her about Discipleship 101: God's 100 percent. Four spiritual guidelines for giving plus a financial worksheet. Points to ponder in how to use God's money. An attitude checklist for dealing with critics and seeking fame. Dig deeper in Mark 12 for individual or group study. Interact with Jesus by following Him through the scenes and details.
Hazards of the Half-Court Press
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,420. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Basketball
It's the last practice of the season before the summer basketball league semifinals. And no one but Cody Clark shows up! He investigates and learns Feather is in another city and Jeremiah is on his way to Colorado. Now, where is basketball fanatic Larry Bird Lewis? It seems the Lewis and Clark squad has fallen apart.
Life With That Extra Zest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
Is your life spicy? Or sweet? Or very bland? Following Jesus requires adding salt. Challenges from Mark 9 and Mark 10 for individual or group study.
Danger at Deception Pass
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,380. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Basketball
Cody Clark faces his worst fears as his friend Feather struggles with her parent's separation and emotional turmoil about her father's new girlfriend. As their 3-on-3 basketball teammates take on their fiercest competition, threats from criminals force them all to a test of character, wits, and physical stamina.
Revenge on Eagle Island
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,750. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Basketball
In Montana to watch Jeremiah dance in a pow-wow, the Lewis and Clark Squad get in some 3-on-3 basketball play too. Then Larry Lewis determines to find the culprit when his prized, autographed basketball is stolen. And the excitement builds as Cody Clark faces humiliation in front of a former girlfriend and her jealous boyfriend.
Try the Door One More Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
When God seems to say no, how and why to persist in another request. Four ways to approach the second knock. A shortcut to spiritual success to any important ministry. Five steps to engage in radical discipleship. Individual and group study suggestions to interact with Jesus through Mark 7 and Mark 8.
Treachery at the River Canyon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,560. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Basketball
The Lewis and Clark Squad encounter an injured man in the River Canyon with his truck and money stolen. Through a telescope they watch suspicious people at the river and hear a terrible noise. They come up with a plan for identifying the strangers that could land them in the middle of something big and very scary.
The Secret of the Old Rifle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Basketball, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
The Lewis and Clark Squad discover a trunk full of old rifles and one hides a mysterious written code inside. What does the code mean? And who put it there? The Squad wants to know. Between basketball games, they follow up on clues. To a fifty year old robbery, an explosion, and the deeds of a stranger. What's the link to it all?
People You Meet Along The Way
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Zoroastrianism
Following Jesus includes divinely appointed interruptions. Ministry happens as you plan to go somewhere or do something. Six ways given to lay it all out and still hang loose. Six reasons listed for why you need a ministry partner. How to find co-workers for ministry success when you can't do it alone. Study suggestions included for individuals or groups from Mark 5 and Mark 6.
Intrigue at the Rafter B Ranch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,880. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Basketball
A 3-on-3 summer basketball league has as many adventures off the court as on. Their first adventure revolves around an abandoned pickup on a neighbor's property. Weird objects keep getting moved from inside the locked cab to the truckbed. Yet the four kids never see anyone around. They determine to solve the mystery and win their games!
Hawks Don't Say Goodbye
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,760. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
It seems everyone is leaving the town of Galena, Nevada. Nathan and his friends watch as businesses board up and houses empty. Will the school close too? Who will be the next to move away? And then the bank is robbed and Nathan and Leah come face-to-face with the outlaws.
Get Ready! Get Set!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
How to evaluate the effectiveness of any ministry, based on the parable of the soils. Six steps for choosing ministry partners. A Get Set all night Prayer Guide. Dig deeper in Mark 3 and Mark 4 while interacting with Jesus.
Never Dance With a Bobcat
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,110. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Nathan's delighted to get a real job for the summer. He's helping freight supplies to the mining town of 10, Nevada. It's all an exciting adventure until his dog Tona confronts a bobcat and gets into a disastrous fight. Nathan desperately tries to save his life as he also confronts two bushwhackers intent on stealing his gold.
The Last Stubborn Buffalo in Nevada
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,690. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
Nathan buys a buffalo for only a dollar. What a deal! Now, what to do with him? The 2,500-pound buffalo can break out of any corral ever built. Nathan has to find some way to keep Thunder from killing someone or being killed.
The Pallet Carriers Union
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
Introduction to the founders of The Pallet Carriers Union. Six steps to be a successful pallet carrier. How to join the Pallet Carriers Union. Super-prayer for pallet carriers. A super-prayer worksheet included, along with a Dig Deeper section into Mark 2 & Mark 11 for individuals and study groups.
You Can Always Trust A Spotted Horse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,560. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Nathan makes a trade to own the horse he's always wanted. Not only is he smart, loyal, and easy to handle, he can do tricks. But he soon discovers there's a big downside when he finds out who the former owner really was. He faces certain danger and enters an exciting adventure.
Coyote True
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,670. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Nathan and friend Colin are excited to get to join his dad on a cattle drive. But the trip takes several unexpected turns. The situation turns ugly. The kids are on their own. How will they round up cattle when they had never done it before? And how should they deal with the coyote family living beneath their cabin?
The Way-Paver Society
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
Following Jesus means ministry, no fear of excellence, and doing all things well. Start with the basics of being a way-paver by a study of John the Baptist. Consider John's four secrets to spiritual success and greatness. Review the fine print. Dig deeper into the Book of Mark. Suggestions for individual and group study.
The Dog Who Would Not Smile
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,960. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Christian » Western
Nathan T. Riggins loses both his grandparents due to a pox disease. So he heads West by stagecoach to find his parents. As he faces one danger after another, a strange dog keeps following behind. Is the dog part of divine providence? Can he trust God to take care of him?
Mysterious Robbery on the Utah Plains
Series: Adventures on the American Frontier. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,490. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
Fourteen-year-old Alex Hopewell takes on the responsibility of caring for his widowed mother and brothers. He helps her out in the bakery she runs at historic Promontory Point, where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad lines will join. Meanwhile, a girl complicates his life and menacing gunmen lurk about.
Dangerous Ride Across Humboldt Flats
Series: Adventures on the American Frontier. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,660. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
Orphan Gabe Young gets lost and a girl leads him to a Pony Express station. He finds a lot more than shelter and a meal. The family's tender care astounds him. Then he gets a chance to help them by riding the dangerous Pony Express trail alone.
Wind in the Wires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,440. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A cowgirl searches for love and family. An old man seeks justice. They take a journey together that exposes lies and betrayal. Will the truth be too hard for either to bear?
Daring Rescue at Sonora Pass
Series: Adventures on the American Frontier. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A stagecoach arrives at the Joyton family's Butterfield Stage Line in southern Arizona with a dead man inside. Fourteen-year-old Drew Joyton suspects foul play. When a suspicious stranger appears, he and his sister plot a risky action to save lives. Or are some hostile Apaches to blame?
Cowboy For A Rainy Afternoon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,530. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Christian » Western
A '49 Plymouth. A 10-year-old boy. Six old cowboys and a lady in distress. All the fixings for adventure on a rainy afternoon in 1954 Albuquerque.
Aim Low, Shoot High
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Hap Bowman and Laramie Majors search for Hap's long lost love, Juanita, and fund the journey with odd jobs like rounding up wild horses near the Texas Mexican border. This time they cowboy with GPS and night vision goggles to avoid land mines.
Creede of Old Montana
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,410. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
An ex-cavalry soldier searches for Army pals who don't show for a reunion. Instead, he stops a bank robbery and confronts two beautiful women. One wants his ring. The other wishes him dead.
Catcher-Of-The-Sun Runs High
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Two Indian youths compete to win honored favor in their tribe. As young men they fight to save their families lives. This short story provides background character sketches for the novel, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot.
Throw The Devil Off The Train
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,900. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
It's 1880 and Catherine Goodwin has got to escape from her Virginia hometown. She heads west to marry a childhood friend. Race Hillyard heads west with vengeance for his brother's death on his mind. Fiery, opinionated, quick to react, they despise each other at first meeting. But can they team up long enough to throw the devil off the train?


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