Two for the Trail: A Pair of Gritty Western Short Stories by Matthew P. Mayo. This smokin’ collection includes the two short stories, “Half a Pig” (2010 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Short Fiction Story, Western Writers of America), and “Snows of Montana.”
Half a Pig
Blood is thick. Rope is thicker…. Rancher Eamon Riggs is a hard man disinclined to tolerate theft—no matter the thief, no matter the reason.
Snows of Montana
On his way north, Texas cowboy “Pal” Palchik stops at a small farm for a hot meal. Then he meets the farmer’s daughter…. Pal should have kept on riding.
(Plus an excerpt from Roamer, Book 1: Wrong Town!)
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About the Author
His non-fiction books include Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears; Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks; Sourdoughs, Claim Jumpers & Dry Gulchers; Haunted Old West; and Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New England History. He has collaborated with his wife, photographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, on a series of popular coffee-table books: Maine Icons, New Hampshire Icons, and Vermont Icons. He and Jennifer also operate Gritty Press (www.GrittyPress.com), the flying spin-kick of the publishing world, and can frequently be found roving the highways and byways of the West, searching for hot coffee, smooth whiskey, and high adventure. Visit him on the Web at www.matthewmayo.com.