2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner

Author GP HUTCHINSON - 2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner

A Man On a Mission

StrongConvictions_CVR_XSMLTexas Ranger Emmett Strong is a man on a mission. Two missions, in fact.

When Strong straps on his six-gun and sets out with friends Juanito Galvez and Granville Sikes to capture and bring to justice the man who murdered his brother, he isn’t always quick to unholster his weapon. But there’s no time to hesitate when going against an assassin who’s taken refuge with a cruel and wealthy brother and his band of armed and deadly outlaws.

And that isn’t the sum of his worries. Strong, whose wife died in a shoot-out gone awry, finds romance again when he meets the daughter of a Chinese immigrant family. He’s reluctant to cross cultural barriers but must put that aside when she and five other young women are kidnapped.

With success hanging on quick thinking and quick shooting, can he afford to take one last shot at both love and retribution?

Enjoy the action in Strong Convictions, an entertaining, wild ride of a Western with a multiethnic cast and a surprising twist ending.

Look for the novel on in print and in e-book format by February 27, 2015.

And please feel free to use the Comments box below to ask me questions about the story, the writing process, or book availability. I’d be delighted to respond.

Writing for a Living: Do You Have What It Takes?

Carmel Villa

Flickr Photograph Courtesy of Igor Bertyaev

Without question, since the advent of the Kindle e-reader, a lot more of us have asked ourselves whether we might really have a shot at writing for a living. We have the occasional daydream about producing a string of bestsellers popular enough to land us in a comfortable villa in Carmel. But for the most part, we wonder whether we can generate an income stream from our novels steady enough to cover the monthly light bills in our current homes.

In the middle of working on the first rewrite of my debut novel, Sumotori, I asked my mentor Continue reading