Cowboy Author Kent Hanawalt

Montana cowboy author Kent HanawaltI’m having a great time back-and-forthing with author Kent Hanawalt who, lucky man, still lives on a working ranch in Montana. He’s an excellent writer (He really knows how to put pen to paper and tell a true story with flare.), and he’s the real deal when it comes to horses, cattle, and the joys and miseries, the precious life, of living country and running stock in lands where winter is as long as spring, summer, and fall combined, namely Montana.

Ain't This Romantic by cowboy author Kent HanawaltIt’s rare to find a real Montana cowboy, now, especially one who is willing and able to write up the “real” with passion and savvy. Check out Kent’s published book, Ain’t This Romantic!?!, and do put your name in for his next two, which are in progress at this very moment.  (Yeah, Kent shared some of his working manuscript with me, and I can tell you, the stories are great.)  I don’t know if he’s going to use Amazon’s pre-order service or if he’s got an announcement list or newsletter to notify us “live” when his next book will be coming out, but he does have an email addy on his website, and he does respond.  So get your name in, and let’s spread the word.

You can find Kent on the Net on, on Smashwords, and on his blog and his website: Montana Cowboy College and Millennium Cowboy.

–C. J.

Author Marva Dasef

MarvaDasefMarva Dasef is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a fat white cat, and a skinny black cat. Retired from thirty-five years in the software industry, she has now turned her energies to writing fiction and finds it a much more satisfying occupation.

Marva has published more than forty stories in a number of on-line and print magazines, with several included in Best of anthologies. She has over a dozen published print and ebooks, and is now working on turning them into audio books.

When it comes to “country,” Reading Country’s choice is Missing, Assumed Dead

You can find Marva online on almost every social networking site. Visit her at her website or her Amazon page.

“Country” Author Kirk Winkler

"country" author Kirk WinklerKirk Winkler is an author and audiobook narrator. He enjoyed an extensive career in broadcast journalism, owned his own business, and now happily spends his time writing and connecting with readers and listeners from his home in Omaha, Nebraska. A lover of the history of the American heartland and its people, he has lived along the Oregon Trail, Lewis and Clark’s route, the old Spanish Camino Real, and just a few miles from where the transcontinental railroad began its push across the continent.

His novels include:
The Intruders, a western The Old Boys, a western Eva Rae's Song, a country pioneer novel

Available in print, eBook, and, for all but Eva Rae’s Song, in audio-book, too.

Says Kirk: “I like to think I’m a resurrected, reconstructed, revamped and revised Renaissance man.  I’ve left the world of business and a lifelong career in broadcast journalism for a new adventure or two:
–Writing about what I love and what my muse tells me to write
–Turning my own and others’ printed words of others into great audio books
–And engaging with you!  So let’s connect!”

Visit Kirk Winkler online at his website or his Amazon page, and, if you need an audio book narrated, you can engage him here or on