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Thank you for visiting my blog pages. I do hope you enjoy reading here. Please browse around and sample several posts.

Below are links to my various published works. They are all just $.99 on Amazon.com.

The Water Moon. The saga of one man’s  journey through the Civil War and his penetration into the Comanche lands of West Texas where few men tread.

Water Moon

Norton Peyton undertakes an epic life journey. He chafes to leave his northeast Texas home place. His brave enlistment into the Confederate Cavalry lands him in a Yankee prison. Adversity builds survival skills as he survives the near starvation conditions while cementing a life long friendship.

After the war Peyton corals wild horses before setting off in pursuit of the far western stars of his fate. This forbidding journey through an unyielding land transforms the boy to the man. His near legendary odyssey across the Llano Estacado of West Texas yields rewards far beyond his young fantasy.

His pilgrimage through the hazardous deserts and mountains transforms the dreamer into the man of strength demanded by this iron hard land . Norton’s losses are devastating, his gains are glory.

The Water Moon

A Muster of Scouts: A Savage Brawl in the Dark Green Heart of the Mekong Delta

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Long range scouts deep within enemy held territory serve a vital battlefield service. This scout is the first experiment towards gaining intelligence of the communist forces. These men are experienced, hard bitten fighting men. Men who have drawn blood from the Viet Cong and lost friends at the same time.

A Muster of Scouts

Bugs The Novel

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“Jet steps out of the bamboo forest back into the scrubby banana and palm. Not 20 meters away a black-clad figure dives over a earthen berm.”
“O, shit,” rolls across his mind. It is a brand new VC encampment. The camp is not half finished. Charlies are still on-site and working.
“A scattering of AK47 shots builds into a staccato of sound. Jet piles into the thick brush and rolls several times. He collides with a thick banana tree.”
“Move-it,” Jet orders himself.

Bugs The Novel

The Poetry of Writers Love, and War: The Poetry of John h Lambe

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The poetry of John Lambe grabs the emotional soul in throbbing passion and brings flight to the spirit. Poetry covering a range of human from love and war to humor and just plain silly fun. Join John in he epic ability to drag you into his world.

The Poetry of John h Lambe

Short Stories:

Two Fantastical Stories of Jim and the Laredo Kid

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1. How Jim and the Loredo Kid tried and failed to use the green smoke and rattlesnake explosion to their immediate profit.

The amazing horse Jim and his friend, The Laredo Kid, discover an untrammeled far country when Jim accidentally eat a rattlesnake. In an adventure through time, space and the old West the duo carve-out their latest escapade. As usual, the rough country community is left in shock while sharing in the experience of “Green Smoke and Rattlesnake”.

2. How Jim and the Laredo Kid fought the El Paso Elephant in the hills back of Pepe’s Cantina (and lost)

Jim and the Laredo Kid must put an end to the rampages of an escaped elephant with a penchant for raw whiskey. The elephant, an escapee from Del Norte hides in the Mexican hills below the Rio Grande. Additionally, the elephant is a very bad drunk; wrecking bars, homes and throwing large stones at people.

Bonus story:

“The Game of Belinda Maria de Ramirez” brings together two races in the American Southwest when the country was still primarily a Spanish culture. Bart Burks the powerful local ranch boss fights a losing battle to retain his manhood and freedom while engaged with the beautiful Belinda Maria de Ramirez. Belinda is the daughter of Don Ramirez holder of vast landholdings under Spanish land grants. This short story uses dialect to bring the characters to life. (Authors note: Absolutely no animals were harmed nor killed during the writing of this story.)

Two Fantastical Stories of Jim and the Laredo Kid

The Game of Belinda Maria de Ramirez

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“The Game of Belinda Maria de Ramirez” brings together two races in the American Southwest when the country was still primarily a Spanish culture. Bart Burks the powerful local ranch boss fights a losing battle to retain his manhood and freedom while enguaged with the beautiful Belinda Maria de Ramirez. Belinda is the daughter of Don Ramirez holder of vast landholdings under Spanish land grants. This short story uses dialect to bring the characters to life. (Authors note: Absolutely no animals were harmed nor killed during the writing of this story.)

Belinda Maria de Ramirez

Windy and the Secret of the Satin Slip Mine: Windy and the Arizona Ranger

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Windy Sharp relates the nearly forgotten incident of the “Satin Slip Mine”. One wild and blustery day Windy is surprised by a youngster’s admitted respect for the blood-thirsty desperado Waco. Windy decides to tell the entire story to adjust the young man’s sense of hero worship.

Windy and the Arizona Ranger

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