Historical Novel

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

Paperback Books

War of the Planet Burners alien invasion
albuquerque mystery

Short Stories

Sitting Bull Rising From the Grave
Shadows of a Lost Time
Alien Visitors
The Final Farewell


Award-winning novelist and short story writer.
Author of Winter of the Metal People, and also of A Brother's Cold Case.
Read my "Author's Blog" by clicking here.
Also, see Dennis Herrick's BIO.
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.
Winter of the Metal People
   The Range Cafe gift shop
925 S. Camino del Pueblo
Bernalillo, N.M.
Winter of the Metal People
and A Brother's Cold Case
and War of the Planet Burners

   Page 1 Books 
5850 Eubank Blvd., Mountain Run Center
Albuquerque, N.M.

      Winter of the Metal People,
 plus A Brother's Cold Case, 
and War of the Planet Burners

I'm always open for invitations to groups or stores I haven't thought of. Please let me know if you're interested in scheduling a book signing for any book by reaching me through the Contact tab on this website.


Eight of my older short stories are available to download for FREE. You can see which ones by clicking on the Short Stories tab. As for them and any others, click on any cover icon for information and for how to download or buy.

* 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.
* My science-fiction novel, War of the Planet Burners, was published in June 2016 by Moonshine Cove Publishing.

Book to be Released Soon
For a free sample chapter of the following book or questions about it, click on the links below or write to me through this site's Contact tab.
  * Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America, nonfiction biography will be publlished by University of New Mexico Press in late 2017 or sometime in 2018.

Other 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 about 350 other first-contact books and stories.
* I also have a chapter about the Coronado expedition of 1540-42 in the 2011 anthology, The Latest Word from 1540. My chapter's title is "The Tiguex War in Fact, Folklore, and Fiction."

Support your local bookstores
If your favorite bookstores do not have my 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. For your nearest bookstore, check Indiebound. If it doesn't have my book in stock, one can be ordered for you.

Two short-story collections
Pueblo Mysteries — Six short stories about Pueblo Indians available in paperback or e-book. 
For Your Guest Bedroom — Sixteen of my short stories are in this paperback. 

E-short stories and ebooks
Click on any short-story cover for information about that title. 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. 

Can Amazon's books be read without a Kindle?
Yes. Check the FAQs tab at the top for information on how to download to a Kindle, Nook, or other devices. You will need to download free apps for either Macs or PCs, and other devices.