Matthew P. Mayo is a Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist and a Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Finalist. Visit him at matthewmayo.com. His non-fiction books include Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears and Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks.
The romance of the West is built on an endless armature of shootouts and train robberies, cowboys versus Indians, white hat versus black, and everybody versus the wilderness. From John Colter's harrowing escape from the Blackfeet to Hugh Glass's six week ... SEE MORE