Jeff Mariotte

Ghost Towns, Martin H. Greenberg and Russell Davis, eds.

Publisher: Pinnacle/Kensington

Date: July 1, 2010

Pages: 300

ISBN: ‎ 978-0786019564


The sound of a crowded saloon…The cry of a train coming through the night…The pounding of horses ridden by friends or foe…From the searing sun to snow-steeped winters, towns called Sentinel, Iron Mountain, and St. Elmo stood strong and fierce – before they finally died. Now, these ghost towns return to life under the spell of such great Western tale-tellers as Louis L’Amour, Elmer Kelton, William W. Johnstone, Bill Brooks, Loren D. Estleman, Johnny D. Boggs, and New York Times bestseller Margaret Coel. From a soldier on the run from the fires of war…From a gambler who has long since played his last hand…To a solitary, singing rifle man protecting a besieged town…With dreamers and schemers, with men and women of courage, conscience, and faith, here is an unforgettable round-up of astounding adventures fuelled by a passion for the West the way it really was – and the way it lives on forever.

My story is “Contention City, 1951.”

(Available in mass-market paperback and ebook.)



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