Mike Blakely

Mike Blakely
Joan Dyer

A native of Texas, Mike Blakely grew up working on the family ranch.  He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the former president of Western Writers of America and has taught fiction writing at numerous workshops nationwide.  His novel Summer of Pearls is the 2001 winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel.  Also a singer/songwriter, Blakely tours all over the U.S. and in Europe with his band and records his original songs on his own independent record label.  He currently lives on his horse ranch near Marble Falls, Texas.


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What Are the Chances

Kenny Rogers with Mike Blakely
Forge Books

Country music legend Kenny Rogers teams up with Spur Award–winning author Mike Blakely for a rousing tale set in the heyday of Nashville in What Are...


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Summer of Pearls

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

Ben Crowell remembers the Great Caddo Lake Pearl Rush of 1874 well. Ben would fall in love for the first time that summer during one of the last great rushes...


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Come Sundown

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

Reluctant hero, Honore Greenwood, has a knack for embroiling himself in the most violent conflicts of the Southern Plains. Known as Plenty Man to the...


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Moon Medicine

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

From the Spur Award-winning author of Summer of Pearls When broken-hearted Honore Greenwood leaves New Orleans-and the woman he loves-to build a fort right...


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Comanche Dawn

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

In Comanche Dawn Mike Blakely does for the Comanche nation what Ruth Bebe Hills did for the Sioux in Hanta Yo. This landmark novel is the first time the story...


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Vendetta Gold

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

A bloody family feud sent Roy Huckaby to a dusty Texas prison for three years. Now he' out, vowing to follow the straight and narrow and to ride alone into a...


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Too Long at the Dance

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

Mike Blakely again takes us on the trail with cowboy musician Caleb Holcomb. Caleb now becomes embroiled in Wyoming's Johnson County War, the Arapaho...


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Dead Reckoning

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

After a botched confidence scam, swindler Dee Hassard begins a killing spree that covers half of the Colorado Territory. His first victim is the brother of...


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Spanish Blood

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

In 1870, Bart Young heads for the New Mexico Territory, where he's heard men were making fortunes overnight in land speculation on the old Spanish grants. He...


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The Snowy Range Gang

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

Claude Duval thought he was through with rustlers and killers when he left Texas for Wyoming. But the retired livestock detective soon finds ranch hands...


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The Last Chance

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

When Indians massacre an army troop, Ross Caldwell's wife fears he's among the victims. But Caldwell is on the run, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil...


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Shortgrass Song

Mike Blakely
Forge Books

Shortgrass Song is the saga of young Caleb Holcomb as he makes his way through life in an epic as big as Texas itself. Caleb's adventures take him through...


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