Search Results: 'john d nesbitt'
Thorns on the Rose
~ Poetry from a true son of the American West ~ Staring into a campfire on a starry night as he listens to the coyotes howl and the cattle lowing gives a cowboy time to think, room to put his... More > thoughts to paper, a chance to sing what's in his heart.
Join award-winning author John D. Nesbitt as he shares 32 poems of Western life including Wild Rose of Wyoming, Under Cloak of Night, Boss of Bottomline Ranch, To the North of Old Cheyenne, Blue Horse Mesa, and Thorns on the Rose.< Less
Rose of Durango
Good-natured Jimmy Clevis has a knack for finding people. Magdalena, his girlfriend, has a cousin who disappeared after seeking work at a ranch farther north.
Jimmy travels north and pokes around... More > under the guise of looking for work. Will he find Magdalena's cousin, the one they call Rose of Durango, or will he only find trouble?< Less
One Foot in the Stirrup
This is a collection of nine western stories, ranging from gunfights to romance. Men and women alike have enjoyed these selections. Each story has the features of good western writing—a clearly... More > etched setting, memorable characterization, an original storyline, and a lively writing style. These are selections to read more than once.< Less
Song of Pierre
Cactus Pete hired me to do a job—a secret sort of job for good eatin' and two bits a day, he promised. It didn't sound too bad, at first. Then he brought out this black, smelly beast he called... More > a burro. Pierre and I took an instant dislike to each other, but we came to an uneasy understanding.
Later on, out in the desert when strange things began to happen, I'd be glad I had made the acquaintance of smelly old Pierre.< Less
Frost on Thin Ice
Why would one country neighbor run down another on Main Street in front of the post office?
It happened in early November... Keith Harriman was crossing the street when Jerry Frost bore down on him... More > in a big pickup truck. Jerry refused to tell anyone anything.
Good at investigating insurance claims, I decided I would nose around a bit and see if I could find out why it happened.< Less
Clay Westbrook, a cowhand on a Wyoming ranch in the 1890s, runs into trouble when he sticks up for a Mexican sheepherder. Tony Campos is being bullied by a rancher named Sutton, who tells Clay he has... More > just bought himself a good bunch of trouble. Clay maintains his friendship with the Mexicans, much to the dislike of Sutton and others, and he develops a romantic interest in Tony’s niece, Guadalupe.
Before long, Clay finds himself without a job and is harassed by Sutton and his men, who burn down his homesteader’s shack and sabotage his outfitting camp. Clay then discovers that Sutton has designs on Clay’s homestead and plans to cut a ditch project across the land.
Is it up to Clay to thwart the plan and stop the retribution at the same time that he pursues his courtship of the lovely Guadalupe?< Less
Death at the Whistling Swan
~ Free for a limited time - A mystery short by the award-winning author of Twin Rivers and Frost on Thin Ice ~
A curious fellow by nature and with an interest in a certain young woman, I attended... More > a poetry reading at her invitation. The poet was entertaining, but my attention drifted to Liz and how pretty she looked.
The next morning I learned of the poet's death from a fellow faculty member. Concern for Liz was my first reaction and after speaking with her, I decided to discover what happened.
How could a poet's death be related to the issue of tenure? Join me as I attempt to find out.< Less
Trouble in the Labor Camp
Novella - To find work in the early 1960s, Morgan Cross follows the crops. Temporary jobs, temporary housing, and temporary acquaintances are part of the life, along with trying to stay out of... More > trouble.
But there's something different about this labor camp. Could it be Morgan wants something better, or is meeting a girl named Rosa Maria just making him restless?
During a lull in picking, tension builds in the camp. Drinking increases, fights break out, and a man is murdered. Will Morgan find himself in more trouble than he can handle?< Less