Fiction & Non Fiction Two
MAN IN THE MIRROR
MAN IN THE MIRROR Bart Manning is a hardworking cowboy who gets sideswiped by the American Dream. Along the way he loses a son and a wife, and damn near everything he holds dear. Then one day he comes across a poem, Man in the Mirror, and everything man in the mirror backcover 250changes. He meets a man, or maybe it is God Himself, who gives Bart the gift of story, a story he feels duty-bound to share with the world. Using his cell phone to gain a social media following, he embarks on a risky cross-country trek on horseback. This is a rollicking journey of life, love and distance…
WRITING THE WEST VOLUME ONE
After selling a couple million copies of his novels and non-fiction books, popular author Rick Steber breaks new ground with an innovative series of Western Way Prose & Poems. In this continuing series find the remarkable within the ordinary as we connect to the natural world in all its beauty, tension, mystery and sometimes even terror. His words help remind us of what it means to live out west. Writing the West (volume 1) Rick Steber writes the West in prose and poems, reminding us what it means to be alive on the broad panorama of our Western landscape, how man carves the landscape and how the landscape carves on man. He touches those brittle human emotions and feelings we all have as we reach for those things we cannot quite seem to reach.
DOWN A LONG DIRT ROAD VOLUME TWO
Down a Long Dirt Road (volume 2) Rick Steber captures the essence of living in the wide open spaces of our Great American West. His poems and prose are fresh and spontaneous, revealing the remarkable within the otherwise ordinary. His words flow together like a lazy stream working its way to the distant ocean. You will be forced to slow down and appreciate the world around you, and perhaps lament a way of life that is all too fast disappearing.
ALMOST THERE VOLUME THREE
Almost There (volume 3) How many times in life do we have a sense of being almost there; that, at last, we have almost reached that point of arrival? It could be an out-of-the-way place, or a state of mind or a feeling of accomplishment. Rick Steber explores the broad concept of almost being there in prose and poems.
SELDOM SEEN VOLUME FOUR
Seldom Seen (volume 4) There are places in the Great American West that are seldom seen by man. Rick Steber reveals those places, in landscape and deep inside our soul, and describes those places with rich imagery in prose and poems that are fine and deep, strong and tender, subtle and yet filling.
WHERE PAVEMENT ENDS VOLUME FIVE
Where Pavement Ends (volume 5) Life becomes more interesting and entertaining when we challenge ourselves to journey beyond where the pavement ends. Follow a rutted dirt road, or maybe nothing more substantial than a faint trail, and experience a raw and emotional trek into the heart of the Western backcountry. You are sure to return from this journey a changed person.
OUT KILLING INDIANS-ANOTHER RICK STEBER LATEST!
Out Killing Indians Out Killing Indians by Oregon author, Rick Steber, was chosen as the international GRAND PRIZE WINNER by the INDIE BOOK AWARD. The Indie Book Award is one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the literary industry. According to Awards Coordinator Shelly Anderson, “Out Killing Indians is very deserving of our highest award based upon the forceful story and brilliant writing. It is my personal hope this world-wide award will help promote this book, and raise awareness of the painful history that was forced upon Native Americans. Five stars.” At the end of the Civil War, federal troops were sent to the High Desert of the Far West with orders to kill any and all Native People who refused to give up their homeland and be confined to assigned reservations. The narrator of Out Killing Indians is the son of an Indian father and white mother. He returns home to the reservation after a couple decades spent roaming America, to discover his great-grandfather was a renegade chief who fought to his death against the federal troops and the encroachment of the white race. This revelation inspires him to embrace his Indian heritage and to acknowledge the genocide of his people.
SURVIVING CORONA WITH HUMOR~ANOTHER RICK STEBER LATEST!
We each are navigating the threat of Covid-19 in our own way. Many are willing to comply with all the government imposed mandates and directives. They self-quarantine, stay-at-home to save lives, squirt and wash with hand sanitizer, social distance, wear a mask even when they are alone in their car, and believe we are all in this together. Others in society view the mandates and directives as Constitutional infringements and a classic case of governmental overreach. They feel it is the duty of government to protect their rights and up to each citizen to protect his or her personal health. This group is willing to take their chances against infection by using a common sense approach and going about their normal everyday lives. Most survivors have discovered the best way to deal with this catastrophic event is to treat it with a sense of humor. To that end, here is a strong dose of Corona humor.....Enjoy and stay safe.
THE LAST OUTLAW ~ RICK STEBER'S LATEST!
The Last Outlaw is the true story of Tobe Skiens, a 23-year-old Texas buckaroo, who rides into Eastern Oregon in 1906.
NEW!! A COWBOY TO LOVE ~ Novel
A COWBOY TO LOVE (Retail Price $20.00) Novel This quote summarizes A Cowboy to Love, a contemporary novel set in Northeast Oregon at the end of the Second World War. The main character, Jo Walker, falls in love with a local stockman. They marry and he takes her to his ranch on the Snake River. The only way into the ranch is a long horseback ride or the once-a-week arrival of the jet boat. The solitude of such an isolated existence eventually takes its toll. Jo gives up on her marriage, moves to town and becomes entangled in a steamy romance with a married rodeo cowboy, an affair so wild and dodgy that townsfolk are incapable of wrapping their minds around such a thing. It is the intertwining of this impossible love - the threads of that love will last a lifetime - that is at the heart of this wonderfully entertaining novel.
LITTLE WHITE MAN ~ Non Fiction
LITTLE WHITE MAN (Retail Price $20.00) Non-Fiction A full half-century after Dr. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman lost their lives at the hands of the Cayuse Indians, Jimmy Cornelison, a young man with strong convictions and a calling from God, is assigned as the new missionary. The 21 year old minister that the Indians name Shoyapo Shoyapo - Little White Man - faces a skeptical congregation made up of the descendants of those who committed the murders. His authority is swiftly challenged by Chief Peo, a powerful and fearsome leader among his people. The stage is set for two strong-willed men to collide in an epic David and Goliath battle over the dominance of the white man's religion. (176 pages)
A BETTER MAN ~ Non Fiction
A BETTER MAN (Retail Price $20.00) Non-Fiction This is a true story of one man's incredible journey. Dave Franke might have been content to lead the life of a simple cowboy, but he believed in the American Dream. He started a construction company and rode the crest of a building boom to the pinnacle of success. When the Great Recession hit and interest rates topped 24%, he lost it all. He drowned his failures with alcohol. Then one day, out on the broad sweep of the desert, God and Satan had a fistfight over his alcoholic soul. This is a powerful story of profit and loss, of weakness and strength, a story of love, forgiveness, deliverance and redemption. A must read! (165 pages) USA Best Book Finalist and Winner - Beverely Hills International Regional Best Non-Fiction
FALL DOWN ANGEL ~ True Life Adventures
FALL DOWN ANGEL (Retail Price $20.00) True-Life Adventures A contemporary novel by Rick Steber that is based on the true-life adventures of two runaways who work their way west hopping freight trains. The young man makes a series of bad decisions, turns to petty crime, is arrested and spends ten years in Folsom Prison. The young lady seizes on a business opportunity to become the madam of a legal brothel in Nevada. The genius of the story is in the strange twist of events when the two main characters meet again decades later and discover they share a common past.
THREE LITTLE BIRDS ~ Non Fiction
THREE LITTLE BIRDS (Wholesale Price $20.00) Non-Fiction A suspenseful, gripping and wistfully compassionate story of a heart transplant and the unique bond formed between a man and a wild bird. George Hooker's name was placed on the organ donor list, but while he waits he is given a rescued Canadian goose egg that he holds on his chest above his damaged heart. The egg hatches and the gosling imprints upon George as he becomes "Goose Daddy". In a race against time, the burning question becomes whether or not George will live long enough to see the goose he names "Tootie" reach maturity and fly away to join a migrating flock. Three Little Birds will keep you on the edge of your seat as you go through the adventures of George and Tootie while he awaits his heart transplant. He is hospitalized and at the last minute they find him the heart of a young man from California that was killed in a car accident. Tootie today is now 17 years old, and she and George live in Bonanza, Oregon.
ALL AROUND AND THE 13TH JUROR ~ Non Fiction
ALL AROUND AND THE 13TH JUROR (Retail Price 20.00) Non-Fiction This true contemporary story reads like pages ripped from a dime store novel. Mac Griffith is gunned down after a barroom brawl, the shooter is arrested and charged with murder. At the ensuing trial, a cast of colorful western characters parade up to the witness stand. It is their testimony - what they have to say and what they are not allowed to say - that leads the jury to make its ultimate decision. (201 pages) Winner - Readers 5-Star Best Non-Fiction Novel.