Soiled Doves

Soiled Doves

Author Jan MacKell Collins’s recent book Good Time Girls of Colorado: A Red-Light History of the Centennial State (TwoDot, $19.95) will satisfy the appetite of readers who are hungry for tales about the lives of some of the Old West’s most notorious soiled doves....
Home on the Range

Home on the Range

Jim Hoy’s highly personal biography of the Kansas Flint Hills, two new biographies of Butch Cassidy, Bill Neal’s autobiography and Deborah Swenson’s debut Western novel. From my earliest years, I remember my parents sharing with me their love of the American West and...
Satin, Lace and Cherry Pie

Satin, Lace and Cherry Pie

Ten-year-old Laura Frazier gazed up at the large lady in the open door. “She almost filled the entire doorway,” Laura later remembered. The girl had talked her mother into letting her sell magazine subscriptions to earn money for a scooter. Little did she know,...
Chronicling the West

Chronicling the West

In 2019, Western fiction and history fans can find books about almost any topic they like from a vast array of publishers as well as independent, self-published authors. As the publishing year enters its final quarter, I’m listing some recommendations to look for in...