I’m delighted to announce the release of First Herd to Abilene, the fifth volume in my Memoirs of H.H. Lomax series, by Wolfpack Publishing in e-book format on Amazon. This is my first original western from Wolfpack, and I am excited to continue the adventures of H.H. Lomax with this up-and-coming publisher.
The cover by artist and fellow western writer Tony Masero is absolutely stunning, one of my best covers ever.
First Herd to Abilene is now available on Amazon for just 99 cents. It follows my hard-luck hero H.H. Lomax as he leaves home in northwest Arkansas for his own safety in the aftermath of the Civil War. As he tries to make it on his own, he is taken in by Wild Bill Hickok; helps promote Joseph McCoy’s dream of making Abilene, Kansas, a Cowtown; leads the first herd from Texas back to Abilene; and encounters Wild Bill a final time in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, where Calamity Jane falls for him.
Based on solid research, the historical novel is an entertaining ride with a touch of Old West bawdiness. Wolfpack describes First Herd to Abilene as “Historically Sound and Hilariously Funny!”
If First Herd to Abilene is your initial ride with H.H. Lomax and you enjoy the journey, you can catch up with his previous adventures in an H.H. Lomax omnibus edition released in December by Wolfpack. Titled Bluster’s Last Stand, the collection includes all four previous Lomax novels starting with The Demise of Billy the Kid, the original novel in the series.
Then the omnibus offers The Redemption of Jesse James and Mix-Up at the O.K. Corral, both of which were Spur Finalists, and concludes with the namesake novel Bluster’s Last Stand, which won the Gold Will Rogers Medallion Award for western humor in 2018. And, the good news, you can have all four books for just 99 cents on Amazon. The cover, also by Tony Masero, is my favorite of all among the 30-plus westerns I’ve published because it truly captures the tenor of the Lomax novels.
So, my thanks go to Tony Masero for the wonderful Lomax covers; to Mike Bray, Wolfpack president and publisher extraordinaire, for his interest in publishing my works; Rachel Del Grosso, associate publisher, for her managerial efficiency; Paul Bishop, acquisitions editor, for his friendship; and Lauren Bridges, associate editor, for her editing skills that improved First Herd to Abilene immensely.