Historical Novel

historical fiction, Coronado expedition, Tiguex War, Southwest, Pueblo Indians

Paperback Books

Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories

Short Stories

Alien Visitors
The Final Farewell
Woman Without a Name
Iraq war, veteran, Southwest, mystery, detective, X2 artificial leg, Indian artifact, Pueblo Indian, Southwest Adventures


Award-winning novelist and short story writer.
Author of Winter of the Metal People, and also of A Brother's Cold Case.


Signed Books Available at:
Winter of the Metal People
   Indian Pueblo Cultural Center gift shop
2401  12th Street, NW
Albuquerque, N.M.
Winter of the Metal People
   Coronado Historic Site gift shop
minutes west of Exit 242 off I-25
Bernalillo, N.M.
Winter of the Metal People
and A Brother's Cold Case

   Bookworks Bookstore
4022 Rio Grande Blvd., NW
Albuquerque, N.M.
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My books and stories usually explore the American Southwest. It's a land of mysterious allure with its scenic vistas of forests, deserts, and mountains, and its tri-cultural makeup of Hispanics, Indians, and the mix of Caucasians, African-Americans, and Asians. Click any cover or link for information and how to buy. See Dennis Herrick's BIO.

* My historical novel, Winter of the Metal People, came out in June 2013. It is from a regular trade publisher, Sunbury Press.
* My mystery novel, A Brother's Cold Case, was also published by Sunbury Press and became available Nov. 1, 2014.

Other Paperback Books
* The second edition of my textbook from a university press, Media Management in the Age of Giants, came out in mid-2012. 
* I wrote a new introduction and reprinted the Harry Bates sci-fi classic of 1940, Farewell to the Master, in which I also list titles of more than 200 other first-contact books and stories.
* I also have a chapter about the myths of the Coronado expedition of 1540-42 in the 2011 anthology, The Latest Word from 1540.

Books Soon to Be Released
For details and sample chapter, write to me: dennisherrick (at) gmail.com
     * The Planet Burners, a military science-fiction novel about first-contact, alien invasion
     * Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America, a nonfiction book

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Two short-story collections
Pueblo Mysteries — Four short stories about Puebloans available in paperback or e-book. 
Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories — Fourteen of my short stories are in this paperback. 

E-short stories and ebooks
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