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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 Civil War battles, buffalo hunts, Indian wars and barroom shoot-outs. On his way he meets:

Snake Woman--the Comanche slave woman who kidnaps him as a child in an attempt to regain her rightful place in the tribe.

Kicking Dog--the renegade Arapaho who rampages through the West scalping victims from Texas to Montana.

Marisol--the Mexican beauty who bears Caleb's children and wins his love.

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Nothing Caleb knew of could best his pocketknife. It was the first thing he had ever owned that he really wanted. Life and quack doctors had granted him plenty he didn't want: measles, mumps, whooping cough, croup, cramp colic, flux, bilious fever. But when he clutched the double-bladed, bone-handled, tempered-steel pocketknife in his little fist, he felt retribution for all his past ills.
His mother looked into the door of the dugout. "Caleb, come out and get some sun now," she said. "It will make you better."
Better? He had never felt as well in his life. He owned
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REVIEWS

Praise for Shortgrass Song

"Blakely writes with a beauty that rivals the Big Bend country or the Palo Duro at sunset." --Terry C. Johnston, author of the Plainsman series

"Shortgrass Song leaves me a bit stunned by its epic scope and the power of the writing. Excellent!" --Elmer Kelton, award-winning author of The Day the Cowboys Quit

"Blakely brings a fresh and wonderful new voice to the Western. Readers will hear more from him, and all of it will be good." --Norm Zollinger, Golden-Spur Award-winning author of Not of War Only

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mike Blakely

  • 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. He is a 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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