The book is 65,000 words, 264 pages.
It’s the twelfth volume of the Mountain Man Series…a series I started in April 2015.
I’ll never forget the first review I got for the first volume of the series.
It was 1-star, questioned my qualifications as a writer, and said my way of telling point of view needed some work.
Since then I’ve sold over 1,700 copies of that book. Altogether, the series has sold over 5,600 copies and made me more than $15,000 in royalties.
And now the next book is out.
It focuses on William Clark…a man we, here in Montana, pretend to know.
That’s because he came through our state in 1805-6. Ask anyone on the street what the man did after that, however, and they’ll come up blank.
They sure as shit aren’t going to know about Clark’s efforts in the War of 1812.
And that’s what this book focuses on.
I cram the three years of the war down into about 6 months. We see the Battle of Rock Island, the Battle on Credit Island, and the Battle of the Sinkhole.
We learn about Forts Shelby, Madison, and Cap au Gris. The latter was built by the Boones, Daniel and Nathan. We last saw them in Book 5, Colter’s Revenge.
Hell, we even see a future president…Zachary Taylor. He was out in the western theater of the war, though, again, ask anyone today who that was and they’ll come up blank.
I’m so happy I can turn blank pages into interesting stories!
I did that with this book, and I’ll do it with the next one.
I know a lot of you politicos reading this site don’t give a flying fuck about me or my books, and that’s fine.
Some people care.
And those are the people I write for.
Clark’s Campaign is now up on Amazon and will be available on other retailers this week.
As always, thanks for reading.