Shalako Press

Publisher info

About us: We are a small independent publishing company dedicated to publishing a few quality books a year, with a focus on entertaining the reader. Our books cover a range of topics of interest to children, young adults, men and women. Shalako has a special interest in the American West, such as fiction related to American history, both old and new. Shalako works in conjunction with majormitchell.net, in promoting books with American Western themes, both historical and contemporary. Some historical books may include material not suitable for children. Be sure to visit our bookstore.

Where to find Shalako Press online

Where to buy in print

Cattle, Cards, Barbed Wire & Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,040. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2020 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Cattle, Cards, Barbed Wire & Gold is an interesting collection of fictional short stories from the pen of historian Wiley Joiner. Several of the stories are based on actual and real events. Grab a cup of coffee, settle in your favorite chair and enjoy a trip into the wild west. Wiley takes you through cattle ranching and rustlers to gold mining during the Great Depression.
Black Bart's Resting Place: In Everlasting Sleep
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2020 by Shalako Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
This book has been written to expand and clarify the author's previous offer---Black Bart the Search is Over. Thirty-three years of research finally reveals the hidden identity and assumed names used by the bandit Black Bart after leaving San Francisco and prior to his death.
Murder at Heartbreak Ranch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,140. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2020 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Mona found her husband dead and now they are accusing her of murder.
Even Broken-Winged Divas Can Fly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,170. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2020 by Shalako Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Jennifer Kuhns describes her world as a quadriplegic, and her determination to do anything she chooses to do, in spite of her physical limitations. Among other accomplishments, Jennifer has a Masters degree and has published 9 books which she has written. This book is a continuation of her autobiography begun in her book, LITTLE DIVA ON WHEELS.
Serenity, Book Three of Judgment of the Flaming Sword
Series: Judgment of the Flaming Sword. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,460. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2020 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jezeba, the evil witch, teams up with Ozar for a battle against Lenzo's army and allies. Her army, the cloned Neprauns is now ready. Only each one has in mind to rule the immortal and mortal worlds. Jared remains captive by Jezeba, now she wants Lenzo's pets, the Wekluws. to use against Lenzo and Lizzy to gain control of the powerful serum Lizzy has, and won't stop at nothing to get it.
Bruno and Huno
Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2019 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This great story conveys a powerful life lesson about making memories and appreciating those close to you. The bear brothers Bruno and Huno bring this important "fact of life" to young readers in an entertaining, yet thoughtful way. The excellent illustrations soften the overall message while allowing the story itself to be told in a straightforward way. Well done!
Where The Green Grass Grows
Series: Manhunter. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,530. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2019 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Western
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Matthew Blue wanted to stay home, raise horses and be a good husband and father. When a runaway slave living with the Comanche is accused of kidnapping the Hancock baby, he is once again called on to become Manhunter. "..a no-holds-barred action Western of the highest caliber...This is a Western, a Mystery, and a Suspense novel all rolled into one." D.B. Jackson - author of They Rode Good Horses
Dusty Boots
Series: Dusty Boots in Texas. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2019 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Bill Mayfield talked his younger brother, Rob, into selling the family farm after their mother died, promising they would go to New Orleans and enjoy the good life. He failed to mention that their trip involved a detour to a place called Cool Water, where he planned to collect a large sum of money he felt he had been cheated out of and might not survive.
Showdown At Sutter Creek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,600. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » USA
Buck Henry was bigger and stronger than any man in Sutter Creek, with a mean streak a mile wide and a mile deep. He was used to getting his way, even if it meant killing those who stood in his way. It didn’t set well with him when Captain Seth Gentry rode into town, and Buck swore he would kill the ranger if it was the last thing he did. Ranger Gentry on the other hand didn't kill easy.
Anthologies of the People in a Small Town
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,360. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
In vignettes of a small town in Oregon, Anthologies Of The People In A Small Town acquaints the reader with the people and the secrets they carry, as it follows them through 13 years of joy, sorrow and the various ups and downs of the human experience. We find ourselves in a world where your past can really come back to haunt you.
Black Bart, The Search Is Over
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,630. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Shalako Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Wild west, Nonfiction » History » American
The man known as Black Bart had created for himself a situation that he could not live under. Isolating himself from society was his only choice, but he was determined to make the time worth living. Black Bart, The Search Is Over reveals so many amazing surprises by such a few people, that one wonders about other disappearances in history.
California Ranger, Missing In The Mother Lode
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,950. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Citizens of California were disappearing in the gold fields of the Mother Lode. Governor Thaddeus Brown decided it was time to take action when his daughter Darla’s fiancé hadn’t been heard from after he had left to seek his fortune in the rugged Sierras, and another marshal had been gunned down in Nevada City. It was time to resurrect the California Rangers. Seth Gentry was the man for the job..
Horizon, Book Two of Judgment of The Flaming Sword Trilogy
Series: Judgment of the Flaming Sword. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The battle between Lenzo and Ozar continues with the forces of evil spreading like a disease. It must be stopped. Ozar and his Clan travel to Mt. Sera, a dormant volcano, to release the Dark Souls, known as The Daggers. But another dark power is looming in the shadows. Jezeba, the evil witch also wants to rule, and will stop at nothing to gain more power from the dark souls.
The Broken Pledge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Shalako Press. Categories: Plays » American / African American
This play was first acted by Hank Nuwer as an Anne Frank fellow at Buffalo State College. Special thanks to my publisher Major Mitchell and to hazing activist Gregory Danielson for allowing his photo of his own close call at a University of North Carolina initiation to be used. And special thanks to the parents of hazing and alcohol victims Chuck Stenzel, Harrison Kowiak, Joe Bi
Trepidation Trail
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,490. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(2.00 from 1 review)
When Clay Anderson signed on as a scout for Asa Clark’s wagon train, it was partly because Asa was his father’s friend, and partly to be near Asa’s beautiful daughter, Lucetta. Now, he was fast learning why the Oregon Trail was also known as the trepidation trail. “Rustlers, horse thieves, war parties, and just plain no-good scoundrels, Trepidation Trail is a western designed to entertain the avi
Trinity, Book One of Judgment of the Flaming Sword
Series: Judgment of the Flaming Sword. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,520. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The small town of Ketra sits wrapped in rolling hills. It is a place where legends have been told for generations, the most popular being that of two clans, the Corzos and the Ogres. The clans were led by cousins, who were obedient to the laws of Trinity, until the cousins began feuding over a mortal woman and the clans split, with Elizabeth caught in the middle.
The Church That Stopped The Tide
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Relationships, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / General
The tsunami was coming, and the entire village was in its path, but the elderly couple was too old and weak to flee like everyone else. Instead, they chose to take refuge in the only place they could think of. It was the same place they went every Sunday to worship. But the tiny church was also in the wave’s mighty path. Was kneeling at an altar in prayer enough for God to save them?
Skins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,110. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Skins - A thought provoking tale of a husband and wife caught in a futuristic war between good and evil, where loyalty and honor can cost you your life.
Sons Of The Dawn: A Basque Odyssey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
In this literary tale of the Old West, Anton and Nicky Ibarra flee the Basque Country of Spain to serve as apprentices on an Idaho sheep ranch. They run up against a cunning, ruthless cattle baron named Faro Sinclair who thinks nothing of slaughtering herders and stock on the rangeland. “Sons of the Dawn is a page-turner." Gerald Haslam, author of Okies and Hawk Flights.
¿ Naciste en esa silla?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: Spanish. Published: August 7, 2013 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Hailey está empezando su primer día en una nueva escuela donde nadie piensa que alguna vez han tenido un estudiante incapacitado antes. Hailey no es sólo la chica nueva, pero es una chica en una silla de ruedas. Es una chica con fuerza, actitud y un gran sentido del humor que ayuda a su profesor y sus compañeros entiendan es qué es una discapacidad.
Hailey's Dream
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Hailey is a little girl in a wheelchair who wishes she could run and jump like her friends. She is in a wheelchair because she was born too early. Her brain didn't have enough time to grow all of the way, so the part that told her legs how to walk didn't work. Sometimes Hailey thinks she wants to be someone else "not" in a wheelchair. But does she really?
Mokelumne Gold
Series: Doña Leonida's Rancho. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,990. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When someone murders Ambrose Brice, Leonida encourages retired ranger Josiah Russell to find the killer. The trail he finds leads him to her best friend's door. "Good story! Mokelumne Gold is a story that needs to be told to show the skullduggery concerning the old land grants, and (Major) did it well." - John Dunklee "A very good and entertaing tale of the old west." - Dallas Review
Bloom
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012 by Shalako Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
If you've ever asked, why bad things happen or, where is God when you are facing tragedy, then Bloom is a must read. Heather Vargas gives an honest look at life and the road of grief. Bloom will grab at your heart, but you will find yourself laughing at her irreverent tone addressing complex issues. In the end, Bloom offers hope for a better tomorrow.
Poverty Flat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » General
Chris came to California to forget about the war. What he found was a pregnant woman and her nine-year-old son abandoned on a place called Poverty Flat. He offered to find her missing husband and people started shooting at him. Mary Ellen Shafer was more trouble than he had bargained for, but he couldn't just ride off and leave her. Worst of all, she was a Yankee.
Manhunter
Series: Manhunter. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,390. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Matthew Blue is known as Manhunter by the Comanche. He has been hired to track a serial killer in rural Kansas, only to discover a different killer is following him. His nemesis has sworn to see Matthew dead, even if it means leaving a trail of dead bodies to see it done.
The Doña
Series: Doña Leonida's Rancho. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » General
She to California as a young bride in an arranged marriage. Now she owns seventy-five square miles of property bordering the Mokelumne River where gold has been discovered. They want her land and will stop at nothing, even if it means her murder. Mitchell’s research of the customs and traditions of the mining towns and the ranchos gives The Doña authenticity.” The Modesto Bee
Joker's Play
Series: Dusty Boots in Texas. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.00 from 1 review)
Marshal Clay Best is forced to take a beautiful widow as a partner in order to rescue a kidnapping victim. "Non-stop action in a Texas setting described so well you can feel the heat. Major and Jerry Mitchell bring this novel alive. You don't want to put the book down...a real page turner." Phil Mills, Jr., author of "Where A Good Wind Blows."
Where A Good Wind Blows
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
John Meadows has been forced off his Wyoming ranch, shot and left for dead. Jake Summers of the Box T discovers Meadows just barely alive, and sets in motion an undercover plan to win back the Meadows Ranch. Things become complicated by the return of Sarah Meadows, the old man's daughter, who has her own plans for discovering the truth and securing justice.
Canyon Wind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,630. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Katherine Parker had been losing cattle and she wanted it stopped, but the fight became personal the day she hired Phillip Denning. Now, Pox wanted more than her cattle. He wanted Katherine and her sons dead.
Desperado Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010 by Shalako Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Krissy Dunham is 16 and troubled. Her brushes with the law have landed her in the custody of an uncle in rural California. A city girl who doesn’t ‘fit in,’ she forms an unlikely bond with the legendary rodeo bronc, Black Jack. When she resolves to save him from the auction block—and certain death.

Series

Judgment of the Flaming Sword
THE SMALL TOWN OF KETRA sits wrapped in rolling hills. It is a place where legends have been told for generations, the most popular being that of two clans, the Corzos and the Ogres. They say the clans were led by cousins, who were obedient to the laws of Trinity, which kept all realms and dimensions in peace and harmony with the immortal and mortal worlds. That is, until the cousins began feuding over a mortal woman, and the clans split. Now, the clans are led by their sons, but the feud continues in a bitter and bloody conflict. Most citizens of Ketra believe the legend to be pure fantasy and only listen for a means of entertainment. Elizabeth Starr and her mother were two that disbelieved. But the afternoon that Elizabeth and her friend Sara went on a long hike through the hills changed everything. That was when they met Lenzo, the leader of the Corzos. Now, Elizabeth is caught in a tug of war between Lenzo and Ozar, the leader of the Ogres. They both want her desperately, but it is a war that might cost her everything, including her life.
Manhunter
Matthew Blue is a former bounty hunter who just wants to settle down and raise horses, but life keeps handing him problems to solve that require him to take on his old Comanche name of "Manhunter."
Manhunter
Price: $2.99 USD.
Dusty Boots in Texas
Billy and Rob Mayfield ride together through Texas, but they are very different bothers. They encounter Sheriff Clay Best, and the action begins. Clay retires after an adventure with the brothers, but things keep happening to draw him out of retirement, such as meeting up with a beautiful widow who doesn't think he is too old for anything.
Dusty Boots
Price: $2.99 USD.
Joker's Play
Price: $2.99 USD.
Doña Leonida's Rancho
She came to California as a young bride in an arranged marriage. Now she owns seventy-five square miles of property bordering the Mokelumne River where gold has been discovered. They want her land and will stop at nothing, even if it means her murder.
The Doña
Price: $2.99 USD.
Mokelumne Gold
Price: $2.99 USD.

Shalako Press' tag cloud

a gentleman    abused wife    accusers    action    adventure    alcohol abuse    aliases    amador city    american old west    armed robbery    bandits    basque sheepherder    bears    black bart    bounty hunter    bountyhunter    broken family    califonia    california    california gold rush    california rangers    cattle    cattle ranchers    cattle ranching    child abuse    church    civil war    coach lines    coach robber    colorado    colorado crime    colorado ranch    comanche    comanches    community love    cowboys    dancing    death    death of a child    desert    disabiity    discovery    dreams    drought    faereies    faith    family    family bonding    family love    family relations    family support    famous bandits    fantasy    fantasy about a girl    fantasy about a werewolf    fantasy about changing identity    fantasy about war    fantasy action    fantasy action book series    fantasy action epic battles    fantasy action romance    fantasy battle    fantasy contemporary    fantasy elves    fantasy heroes    fantasy novel    fantasy worlds    farming    fiestia    fishing village    fitting in    food    friends    friendship    futuristic and scifi    futuristic christian    futuristic justice grace and mercy    futuristic military    futuristic romance    futuristic survival    futuristic war    futuristic weapons    gambeling    gambling    gentleman bandit    gods care    gods protection    going missing    gold mining    gold rush    gold shipment    grave    grieving    gun fight    gunfight    gunfighter    guns    gunslingers    handicap    handicapped    hanging    hazing    helping    hidden idenity    higher education    historical    holdup    holdup robbery    home    honor    honor and integrity    horses    horses riding    husband wife    indian    indians    indians and outlaws    investiagtor    justice    kansas    kidnapped baby    kidnapping    land grants    law and order    learning    loss    loss and grief    loss of a child    louis lamour    love    love adventure    love and romance    magic and legends    manhunt    mermaids    mexican    mining towns    mortals immortal immortals witchcraft curses    murder    murder and revenge    murder coverup    mystery    ocean beach    ogers    ogres    oregon trail    placer mining    play    play ground    prayer against fear    prayer and worship    prejudice    prison cell    racial prejudice    ranch    ranching    rancho    ranger    ransom    relationaships    revenge    revenge gunfight    river boat    riverboat    robbery    rodeo    romance    rustlers    sacred honor    san francisco    school    secrecy    sheep dogs    shipping    small town    spouse abuse    strong woman    sucessful    sunken ships    texas    texas ranger    theft    touching others    tsunami    wagon train    war    war against evil    waves    weirwolves    well fargo stage    western    western action adventure    western action adventure romance    western adventure    western california    western frontier fiction    western gunfighters    western justice    western lawman    western scout    wheel chair    wheelchair    witch fantasy    witches    work    worship    wyoming    young adult    zane grey