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  • Great Bear's Redemption

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    In 1896, fifteen years after setting up the Checker Board ranch in Wyoming, Dave Smith earns his law degree and completes his one last goal. An ancient cadre of Indian warriors known as the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers, led by Great Bear, interrupt Dave's ...


  • Twelve Horses For Julia

    The Story of a Southern Alberta Pioneer by

    Nineteenth-century living wasn’t easy, as settlers struggled to tame the land and make a living from it for their growing families, with little or no help from a government stretched far too thin. For young Julia and her family, forced off their ...


  • White Ash

    the Story of Joaquin by

    A tale built around truth, well seasoned with fiction, in the era from 1929 to 2004, about a man named Jack who was born on a small ranch in the desert canyon country of the southwest to Anglo parents with the light of their dream on the horizon in ...


  • Cross Timbers

    A Novel of Adventure in the Old West by

    In the fall of 1868, eighteen-year-old Aaron LaCroix leaves his family homestead on the Mississippi bound for adventure. At his Army post in the far northwest of Indian Territory as a part of the Seventh Cavalry, he makes the acquaintance of Reid ...


  • Journey's End

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    A severe head injury causes loss of memory, with no name, Dave responds to an internal compass to guide him in search for his old life. Without recall of another life, now known as Dave Larson, he finds work as a ranch-hand in 1887 Montana ...


  • The Checker Board Book Six: Yellow Band

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    In the late 1880’s, Dave Smith finds work at a freight line in a remote mining town as he pursues the reason why renegade Cheyenne chief, Yellow Band, is stealing assay rock samples; and why vindictive Sheriff Gus Tern turns the entire town against ...


  • Horses Cry

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    This original story explodes around Southern Alberta cowboy Spud Murphy and his horse, Prairie Wind. Spud is a rodeo competitor in the Steer Wrestling event, his rodeo adventures have him participating in the Western Canadian and United States rodeo ...


  • The Checker Board: Book Five: The End of Reckoning

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    In 1885 Dave Smith undertakes to track criminal Cassius Harding to Kansas. The man now operates as Josh Hardton, successfully amassing thousands of acres through a cunningly engineered river bed diversion and a bribed resurvey. Landowners are angry ...


  • Promised Land

    Home and Family by

    Book Two of the Promised Land story, Home and Family, follows the Buechlers as their homesteaded land, “bellies out with life.” There is now law and order, co-operation, community, and caring, all of which seems to have appeared with the Buechlers. ...


  • The Checker Board: Book Four: Medicine Bow Spirit

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    Pursued by bounty hunters, in 1883, Dave Smith rides out of New Mexico territory toward Wyoming Territory. He encounters the Cheyenne nation in the person of young ‘Moon Stands in Water’ who was taken from her tribe during a raid. Together they ...