Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express

Hello everyone! After a gazillion reader requests, I'm happy to announce a nice new paperback and kindle edition for Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express.   I hope you like it!!
    It's a continuation of the true story of Elijah Nicholas Wilson, the Mormon boy who ran away to live with the Shoshoni Indians in the mid-1800s.  This story opens in Salt Lake City when Jimmy sees an intriguing ad in the newspaper:
     "Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18.  Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily, orphans preferred.  Wages $24 a week ..."
     And no one is more qualified than Jimmy.  He had lived with the Shoshoni for years and had learned their ways.  No white boy could ride like Jimmy Spoon.  But fifty miles a day isn't an easy ride -- even for him.  And the trails are dangerous.  Living conditions are primitive; there are outlaws, angry tribes, blistering heat, and below-zero winters.  And all along, Jimmy yearns to return to his Shoshoni family, especially to rekindle his friendship with the lovely Nahanee ...

** "Terrific ... " - VOYA.
** "Exciting ... those who have not read Legend will certainly want to do so after finishing this one." - School Library Journal

Look for Longhand: One Writer's Journey, to be published Spring 2015

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