Friday, November 29, 2013

Western Fictioneers Presents West of the Big River: The Bandit By Jerry Guin

Sam Bass was just a farm boy from Indiana, but he wound up in Texas and became one of the most notorious outlaws in the history of the Old West. Texas history has often referred to Bass as "Texas' Beloved Bandit" or "Robin Hood on a Fast Horse"  Jerry Guin's historical novel THE BANDIT takes an unflinching look at the life and times of Sam Bass, from his almost accidental incursion into a life of lawlessness to his ill-fated end, and provides a vivid portrait of this violent era. Western Fictioneers is proud to present the latest entry in the acclaimed West of the Big River series.

Jerry Guin is best known as a short story writer with 28 to his credit. His book, "Trail Dust" captures 12 of those stories.

Jerry has written "Matsutake Mushroom," a nature guide book. He wrote his first western novel, "Drover's Vendetta" in 2011. Followed by "Drover's Bounty," a Black Horse Western released by Robert Hale Ltd. August 2013.

Recently he had stories appear in the following anthologies, "Outlaws and Lawmen" by La Frontera publishing and "Six-Guns and Slay Bells, A Creepy Cowboy Christmas" by Western Fictioneers. Also through Western Fictioneers, Jerry wrote chapter one of "Wolf Creek, Dog Leg City, Book 3."

Jerry lives in the extreme Northern California community of Salyer with his wife Ginny.

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  1. Sam Bass was an intriguing figure and I am glad to see Jerry Guin bringing him to life again in THE BANDIT.

  2. Way to go, Jerry!

    Will definitely purchase and read.

    Wish I could live in the northern clime of California! Bet the air is better to breathe up there and that country gives you inspiration for your stories!


  3. This book sounds like a great treatment on a fascinating character.Bravo. Doris

  4. Congrats on your new release, Jerry! He's a fascinating character and I look forward to reading your take on him.

  5. Dave, Sam Bass was indeed mysterious if not troubled.

    Thank you Charlie, yes I live in an isolated area surrounded by mountainous forests of Tan Oak and Fir trees.

    Thank you Doris, I really enjoyed the reseach.

    Thanks Jacquie, It was fun to fabricate a story around the legend.

  6. Sounds exciting, Jerry. It is another must have.


  7. I like your enthusiasm Keith.
    Thank you.

  8. An unflinching look? Good. Sam Bass has been made into some sort of mythical hero, when he was nothing of the sort. Looking forward to reading this one.

    Jim Griffin