Kent Conwell grew up in the wide-open Texas Panhandle in the town of Wheeler, population 848. His love for the West came naturally, for at age 14, his grandfather had bull whacked his way from Tennessee to the Panhandle, where he met his future wife.
After moving to Fort Worth, Kent was more at home in the stockyards than at school. Somehow, he managed to earn a B.S. and began teaching. Later, he moved to Port Neches, where he acquired a M.Ed. and Ph.D. In his career as a successful educator, his love for writing about the West, a period in history unique to America, has never waned. He has won awards for short stories, screenplays, mysteries, and westerns.
Llano River Valley is Kent’s thirty-second western for AVALON.
Junction Flats Drifter, Promise to a Dead Man, Bowie’s Silver, Gunfight at Frio Canyon, An Eye for an Eye, A Hanging in Hidetown, Friday’s Station, Sidetrip to Sand Springs, The Alamo Trail, Blood Brothers, Glitter of Gold, Jim Wells, Painted Comanche Tree, Texas Orphan Train, Valley of Gold, A Wagon Train for Brides, Ghost of Blue Bone Mesa, Gold of Black Mountain, Bumpo, Bill, and the Girls, Gambling Man, Shootout on the Frio, Angelina Showdown, Palo Duro Shootout, Junction Flats Drifter, Atascocita Gold, and Grave for a Dead Gunfighter are also available.
He has also written nine mysteries for AVALON. Galveston, Skeletons of the Atchafalaya, The Riddle of Mystery Inn, Death in the Distillery, Vicksburg, The Ying On Triad, Extracurricular Murder, Swamps of Bayou Teche, and Death in the French Quarter are also available.