Historical Novel

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War of the Planet Burners alien invasion
albuquerque mystery

Short Stories


Upcoming books

Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America

University of New Mexico Press has agreed to publish this biography in late 2017 or sometime in 2018. This biography of Esteban  will dispel the myths and deliberate deceptions that have belittled this sixteenth-century explorer's accomplishments and attacked his character.  

Esteban, better known by his slave nickname of Estebanico, crossed the American continent in 1528–36 after surviving a disastrous Spanish invasion of Florida, and then he was the first person from the Old World to enter present-day Arizona and New Mexico in 1539. Although the publisher might opt for a different cover, I have created a proposed cover for the book to the right.  

Click HERE for an excerpt of the nonfiction biography of Esteban.

If you are interested in a no-obligation pre-order alert for when the book becomes available, you can send your email address to the author through the "Contact" tab for this website.


Short Stories
in the works

"Rustlers Along the Outlaw Trail" is about a Texas cowboy in 1870 who helps a crippled New Mexico marshal catch rustlers. "A Link in the Chain"  is about a repoter's plan to stop a cost-cutting chain's buyout of a local newspaper.