Coming Up Roses
Zebra, Feb 2002, 5.99, 352 pp.
In 1887, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody hires Rose Ellen Gilhooey as a trick rider in his Wild West show. Though not as famous as her pal Annie Oakley, six years later Rose still performs at Mr. Cody's show as The Wild West troupe works the Colombian Exposition of the Chicago World's Fair. Covering the World's Fair to include Buffalo Bill's Wild West show are local reporters Horatio Lambert “H.L.... Cowboy For Hire
Zebra, Mar 2001
In 1905 Pasadena, California, Amy Wilkes believes that actor Horace Huxtable must be the worst patient to stay at her uncle's Orange Rest Health Spa. Sent there by Peerless Studio to dry out, everyone at the spa detests the obnoxious Horace. Director Martin Tafft visits Horace to inform him they found the cowboy Charlie Fox for the upcoming filming of "The One and Only". Horace tells Martin that he demands they hi... Fine Spirits
Zebra, Jul 2003, 5.99
In 1920 Pasadena, California, wealthy Mrs. Bissel calls spiritualist Daisy Gumm Majesty to rid her house of a ghost. Daisy tried to persuade her client that she communicates with the spirits but does not do exorcisms, but the distraught widow insists that she only trusts her. Not wanting to alienate a rich patron, Daisy agrees to try, saying she never has done anything like this so may need to experiment.
... Her Leading Man: The Dream Maker
Zebra, Nov 2001, 5.99
Though a very talented actress and in spite of thinking the film industry is a waste of energy, suffragette Christina Mayhew performs in the movies to finance her life's dream of going to medical school and becoming a doctor. To earn her tuition as she already has acceptance from a school, Christina performs in the latest movie produced by Martin Tafft for Peerless Studios on location.
Martin is ...
Just North of Bliss
Zebra, May 2002, 352 pp.
In 1893 Georgia Peach Rowena Belle Monroe realizes how poor her upper crust family has become. Having no choice, Rowena Belle becomes the first Monroe to leave Georgia except for those who fought for the South a few decades ago in the Civil War. She accepts employment as a nanny in New York City. When her employer George Richmond takes his wife and two children, to the Chicago World's Fair, Rowena acco... Sierra Ransom
Free Page Publishing, Sep 2003,
In 1852 Muddy Flats, California retired outlaw Sam Ransom Glover eludes the law to find work in a lumber camp. He applies for a job at Zenobia Gray's Stew Kitchen. Zee has doubts about Sam Ransom, but tells him her prerequisite involving working with a Chinaman Lee Yung, reading the bible every evening, and trust. He agrees to her conditions so she hires him.
Almost immediately afterward, Cal... Strong Spirits
Kensington, Feb 2003, 5.99, 320 pp.
Seventeen years old Daisy Gumm marries Bill Majesty just before the latter goes off to fight in the Great War. In France, the Kaiser's troops gas Billy before shooting him. Billy returns home not as a World War One hero, but as an invalid with bad lungs and legs. Daisy must bring in money for the family to live on if they are to survive. She applies her only talent, conducting séances, a s... The Miner's Daughter
Zebra, Sep 2001, 5.99, 352 pp.
In 1910 Mojave Wells, California Martin Tafft finds his latest film in trouble when he learns the silver mine critical for his move is not abandoned. Instead Marigold Pottersby refuses to lease her property. His stomach hurts making him wonder if the stress is causing an ulcer especially since relocating at this late date would cost a fortune.
Since his father has invested a sizable amo...