Monday, 8 June 2009

The Treasure of St. Woody cover

I received the cover for my Avalon Western to be published in August. And I like it!


Harlan Finchley loved reading dime novels, his favorite western hero being the fearless lawman Colt T. Blood, the marshal of the wildest frontier town of them all, Fort Arlen. So when Harlan set out to write his very own dime novel, he sought inspiration by going to Fort Arlen to see first hand the Wild West action he'd read about. But fact and fiction prove to be very different things.

The town marshal has never met an outlaw in his life never mind arrested one, and the sleepy town has never seen a saloon punch-up, or a bank-raid or even a showdown at high noon. In fact the town is so quiet the only wanted poster that's displayed outside the law office shows a picture of a missing pig!

Having failed to find any exciting Wild West action to inspire him, Harlan's dream of becoming a writer seems doomed to fail. But just as he is about to give up on his quest, the snake-oil seller Fergal O'Brien rides into town on a quest of his own, and Fergal might just be the right man to make Harlan's dreams come true.


Matthew P. Mayo said...

Hi Ian,
Nice cover, indeed! Congratulations. Looks like a million-seller to me.


Kerby Jackson said...

Hey Ian,

I dig that cover too. Looks like a winner.