WIND RIVER INCIDENT: DB Jackdson's first novel, THEY RODE GOOD HORSES, was optioned for a television limited series and re-released as Wind River Incident, the poignant and fast action story of two young boys who lose everything and grow up hard and fast on the frontier of the American West as it grows with them.
A BAND OF UNBROKE HORSES: Originally published as UNBROKE HORSES, this book was the winner of the Western Heritage Award, an honor shared with a list of distinguished authors including, Thomas Berger, Vardis Fisher, A.B. Guthrie, James A. Michener, Ruth Beebe Hill, Glendon Swarthout, Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy, and Barbara Kingsolver.
"The violence and brutality of this harsh tale reminds one of Cormac McCarthy's wandering masterpiece, Blood Meridian. DB Jackson's excellent second Western brands him as a coming talent in the classic old genre."
—Miles Swarthout, screenwriter of John Wayne's The Shootist.
SMALL MOVING PARTS: A Forward Indies Award Winner and an International Book Awards Finalist, this is the story of a young boy and an old man who meet in a twist of fate on the night they both decide to take their own lives but discover they have something to live for that will change them both forever.
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HALF PAST NINE:
An old cowboy, Clayton Todd, and a teenage boy, Bobby Earl Lee, take a ride out into the West Texas desert. Bobby, known as Early, assumes it will be a relaxing day with an old friend. What Early doesn’t know is Clayton does not plan to return.
It’s a touching and heartwarming story of an old man at the end of his life and a kid at the beginning of his and the moments they share coming to terms with knowing there will be no tomorrow to deal with anything left unsaid.
THE OXBOW WOLVES:
The Oxbow Wolves is a story of the struggle between a small wilderness family and a pack of displaced wolves, both looking to survive in a hard environment where there is only room for one or the other. The final conflict comes down to a standoff between the mother of two small children and the matriarch of the wolf pack, both willing to fight to the death to protect their offspring. The final resolution is a heart-rending denouement that could only be reached by two strong mothers.
THE BUFFALO RUNNERS:
When Eustace Robertson signs onto a buffalo hunt to earn money for his destitute family, he experiences freedom and paid work for the first time in his life. Just before the sun comes up, he finds himself caught up in a buffalo stampede, riding for his life.
When a young kid signs on with a cattle drive, the ragtag cow outfit driving the herd turns out to be more than he bargained for. By the time he realizes the hole he has dug for himself, it’s too late to turn back.
A BLOOD RED MOON:
Levi Jennings, a fifteen-year old preacher’s son, is kidnapped by two escaped convicts who execute his parents and take him hostage. The events that ensue threaten to be the undoing of both the boy and his captors.
Calvin Bonner and his wife lose a newborn child the same year they lose their cattle to a great freeze-up. Destitute and out of options, he turns to robbery. At first, just wayward travelers on a lonely highway— and then he graduates to trains, and finally a bank.
The bank job provides him with enough money to quit his life of crime, but fate has more in store for him until he eventually has to come to terms with his wrongdoings in a plot twist we do not see coming.
It’s a raw and redemptive story of the good and the bad of human nature.