Welcome to my page. I’ve been writing Westerns for quite a few years and have not lost my love and passion for it. I’m glad you stopped by for a visit. I hope you will linger a while. Take a look around; perhaps you’ll see some of my writing that will interest you. Click on the tab above for a list of my books. And for an excerpt from two of them, click on the cover below. — John legg
Just out from Western Trail Blazer
Lije Paterson, a longtime mountain man, finds a young man wandering the mountains after Indians killed the trappers who hired him as camp helper. Paterson takes on Dougal McKagan for the same position and begins teaching him the ways of the mountains and of trapping.
Over the next couple of years, McKagan takes to enjoying the killing of Indians and taking scalps, much to Paterson’s disgust. Paterson finally sends him packing, but the action soon comes back to haunt him, bringing nothing but trouble and death.
Several years later, Paterson, down on his luck, learns that McKagan is leading a group of men killing Indians to sell their scalps. With help from an unexpected quarter, will Paterson be able to stop McKagan’s bloodthirsty rampage?
To read an excerpt from Blood of the Scalphunter, click on the cover.
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Open a door to the past
(Left) From an adobe citadel on the Colorado Plains, William Bent, his brother Charles, and partner Ceran St. Vrain controlled a vast trading empire. But when Charles Bent was killed in a revolt in Taos in what is now New Mexico, William Bent decided that his brother’s death had to be avenged.
(Right) When two soldiers from Kearny’s Army at Bent’s Fort are captured by Comanches, Linus Hudson, two of his Cheyenne friends, and a handful of soldiers set out to get them back.