Historical Novel

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

Paperback Books

Faded Pueblos: of the Tiguex War
War of the Planet Burners alien invasion
albuquerque mystery
Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories
farewell to the master, the day the earth stood still, alien, first contact, short story, science fiction
Pueblo Indian, New Mexico, Southwest, short stories, mystery, detective

Short Stories


Upcoming books

Esteban: The African Slave
Who Explored America


University of New Mexico Press has contracted with me to publish this biography in 2018. This biography of Esteban  will dispel the myths and deliberate deceptions that have belittled this sixteenth-century explorer's accom-plishments 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, featuring a bust created by sculptor John Sherrill Houser.

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.

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


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. "Shoot Me a Story"  is about a war correspondent in the Vietnam War.