John Legg has published 55 novels, all on Old West themes. TO FACE A SAVAGE LAND, published by iUniverse in September 2007, is his latest novel (under his own name) in the field of his main interest — the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. He first wrote of the fur trade in CHEYENNE LANCE, his initial work.
CHEYENNE LANCE and MEDICINE WAGON were published while Legg was acquiring a B.A. in Communications and an M.S. in Journalism. Legg has continued his journalism career, and is a copy editor with The Arizona Republic. He has been in Arizona for more than 24 years.
Since his first two books, Legg has, under his own name, entertained the Western audience with many more tales of man’s fight for independence on the Western frontier. In addition, he has moved into doing historical novels set in the Old West. Among those are WAR AT BENT’S FORT and BLOOD AT FORT BRIDGER.
In addition, Legg has, under pseudonyms, contributed to the RAMSEYS, a series that was published by Berkley, and was the sole author of the eight books in the SADDLE TRAMP series for HarperPaperbacks. He also was the sole author of WILDGUN, an eight-book adult Western series from Berkley/Jove. His latest effort under a pen name has been Books 5 and 6 of the TEXAS TRACKER series, also from Berkley/Jove. He also has published numerous articles and a nonfiction book — SHININ’ TRAILS: A POSSIBLES BAG OF FUR TRADE HISTORY — on the subject,
Keenly interested in all facets of American history on the frontier, Legg was a member of The Opposition, a living history organization dedicated to accuracy in recording and portraying the times of the fur trade, until the group ceased operating. He is also as longtime member of Western Writers of America.
In addition, he operates JL TextWorks, an editing/critiquing service.