Around the Campfire - Two Badge-Toters' Tales

Around the Campfire - Two Badge-Toters' Tales

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Telling tales around campfires goes back to the beginning of cowboy days and even before. This group of tales differs in that they are told by D.A. Grady, in the comfortable role of a working cowboy, and his friend from Atlanta, Ron Shaw host of The Ron Shaw Show on ArtistFirst Network, who's been invited to ride with him as D.A. mends fences on a ranch where he works.

Both men bring to this fictional experience an actual law enforcement background, one in the rural West and the other in urban surroundings, providing an unusual twist as they compare true cop stories – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Along the way, the reader is introduced by these two internationally read members of From Gents' Pens to a variety of unexpected events along the trail, and nights abound with skillfully woven tales, mostly true, that tug at your every emotion. So settle into your sougans, and let the boys top off your mugs as they share with you tales from Around the Campfire.

You won't want to miss this one!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157962173
Publisher: Annie Acorn Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/23/2015
Series: Around the Campfire , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 174 KB

About the Author

D.A. Grady has spent much of his life in the west. Growing up, high school summers were spent chasing mustangs or wild horses, just outside of Reno, Nevada, where he and friends captured and broke them to ride, later selling them for school money. A veteran, old school cowboy, he is most at home in that world, including, hunting, fishing and spending time with his animals. After joining the U.S. Navy in 1962, he was stationed aboard the USS Lake Champlain, he worked in air traffic control and was a member of the team used to recover Gemini III and Gemini V space vehicles. Later, he joined the news staff of KSWO-TV in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he anchored the news desk for several years, during which he received the Salvation Army’s National Service to Mankind Award for a documentary he produced on nearby Snyder, Oklahoma, after it was devastated by a tornado.

In years to follow, D.A. entered U.S. Army civil service at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, as a logistician working in emergency management, designing and operating a first of its kind emergency operations center that played a key role in Operation Desert Storm. During that time, he trained specialized dogs used in the detection of narcotics and explosives. He and his dog, King, were known nationwide for their efforts in detecting contraband in both military and federal law enforcement.

D.A. is a founding member of From Gents’ Pens and is the author of the fictional works Who’s Minding America?, Around the Campfire – Two Badge-Toters’ Tales, The Horses of Paiute Canyon, Two Guns and a Gal, and The Cow Camp Affair. He can be found at his website: You may follow him on Twitter as @dagsnotes.
Ron Shaw resides in Gwinnett County, Georgia with his wife and daughter. He attended Roosevelt High School in Atlanta. Ron met his future wife in Atlanta after his second year at Mercer and transferred his junior year to Georgia State University.

In 1973, he became an Atlanta Police Officer and earned a BA degree in English Literature from Georgia State University in 1974. He retired from the Atlanta Police Department in 1996 after a very fulfilling and prolific career.
He is the author of the Cramped Quarters series and The Dead and the Dying.
Ron is a founding member of From Gents’ Pens.

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