Historical Novel

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

Paperback Books

Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories

Short Stories

The Indian Who Defied Coronado
The Final Farewell
Woman Without a Name
Iraq war, veteran, Southwest, mystery, detective, X2 artificial leg, Indian artifact, Pueblo Indian, Southwest Adventures
Vietnam War, 1st Cavalry, fiction, short story, war, military, adventure, the bullet that saved me

Author's website for Dennis Herrick

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Winter of the Metal People
Even if you purchased the book somewhere else, you're welcome to bring it to my book signings for a signature.
The book is in stock at several bookstores and gift shops, including the Coronado Historic Site and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center gift shop.
Tuesday, August 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
OASIS programs for seniors 50+ 
  (presentation / book signing)
3301 Menaul N.E., Suite 18
Albuquerque, N.M. ($8 admission)

The American Southwest is 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. 

Paperback books

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, has been picked up by a regular publisher and will be available in late 2014. Click on the book's cover at left for details.

The second edition of my textbook from a university press, Media Management in the Age of Giants, came out in mid-2012. I also have a chapter about the myths of the Coronado expedition of 1540-42 in the 2011 anthology, The Latest Word from 1540.

I wrote a new introduction and reprinted the Harry Bates sci-fi classic of 1940, Farewell to the Master, in which I also listed titles of 200 other first-contact stories and books. 

Support your favorite bookstores

If your favorite bookstores do not have Winter of the Metal People or my other titles in stock, they can order them. Check this LIST of BOOKSTORES for known bookstores and gift shops that already carry Winter of the Metal People. Ask your library to order a copy.

More than 450 independent bookstores now also sell e-books. For a list of bookstores near you with this capability, check out IndieBound and search in the store's e-books section. My short stories and paperback titles can be bought as e-books through the bookstores listed there. To read, simply download from your store the appropriate free Kobo books app, which is readable on your device or computer.

Now two print collections

Pueblo Mysteries — My first four e-short stories about Puebloans are now published together. They are: (1) Hunting Season (2) Missing (3) The Ancestor, and (4) The Woman with a Rain Pot. The print copy can be ordered from CreateSpace, and the e-book version can be bought directly from Smashwords. Both also can be purchased at Amazon and ordered through other online retailers and many bookstores.

Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories — Fourteen of my short stories are collected together as a print paperback. It can be ordered from CreateSpace, at Amazon, or ordered through other online retailers and many bookstores. Most stories in the collection also are available in the menu to the left as individual 99-cent e-short stories. Click on any cover for details.

E-short stories and ebooks

My short stories are available on amazon.com, smashwords.com, barnesandnoble.com, and at independent bookstores online through IndieBound e-books . New to e-books? Check the FAQs tab at the top for information on how to download to a Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or other devices.