Historical Novel

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

Paperback Books

Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories

Short Stories

Alien Visitors
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

Author's website for Dennis Herrick

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Winter of the Metal People
Saturday, Nov. 22, 12:30 to 5 p.m.
    Corrales Library Author Book Fair
Old San Ysidro Church
966 Old Church Road
Corrales, N.M.
This historical novel is in stock at several bookstores and gift shops, including the Coronado Historic Site and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center gift shop.
Autographed copies of Winter of the Metal People can now be purchased from the author by credit card. Just $16.95 includes U.S. shipping. Send credit card number, expiration date, and security code (what's this?) using "Contact" tab above. If you want book personalized, please include greeting that you want.
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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 trade publisher and will be available in late 2014. 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.

Support your local 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 bookstores and gift shops known to already carry Winter of the Metal People. Ask your library to order a copy.

For your nearest bookstore, check Indiebound. If it doesn't have a copy in stock, one can be ordered for you.

Two print short-story 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 (4) The Woman with a Rain Pot. The print copy can be ordered from CreateSpace. It also can be published from Amazon, and ordered through other online retailers and many bookstores.

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

E-short stories and ebooks
Nearly 500 independent bookstores now also sell ebooks. For a list of bookstores near you with this capability, check out Indiebound e-books. My short stories and paperback titles can be bought as ebooks through the stores listed there. To read, simply download from your store the appropriate free Kobo books app, which is readable on your device or computer. My short stories (see menu at left) are available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and at independent bookstores online. Check the FAQs tab at the top for information on how to download to a Kindle, Nook, or other devices.