Welcome to the New Blog
We've moved to Substack!
Hey everyone. It’s been awhile since I learned that my blog account at my old provider was messed up. As a result, I haven’t written a blog post at HarveyStanbrough.com since early last year. But now, finally, I’ve moved over to Substack.
This blog will remain free, but it will be more for readers and fans of my fiction than the old blog was. It probably will be less frequent for one thing. For another, I’ll talk more about the characters and settings and other aspects of my stories. I’ll also respond to any input I get from you, the readers, and I’ll announce new releases and special treats for readers here.
I’ll still pay forward what I’ve learned about writing and offer advice for other writers, but I’ll do that in my Daily Journal. If you’re interested, you can find that one at https://hestanbrough.com.
Anyway, a lot has changed, and for the better. For example, the last time I wrote a blog post on HarveyStanbrough.com, I was offering a free copy of The Rise of a Warrior, the first title in the Wes Crowley (western) series. I mentioned in that post that there were 11 books in the series and there would be 12 soon.
Well, today there are 16 Wes Crowley novels. There are 12 in the original saga, and there are four more in what I call the Wes Crowley Gap Series. Those stories occur between Comanche Fire and Wes Crowley: Texas Ranger (Books 2 and 3 of the original series). So if you enjoy westerns set in the late 1800s, you’re in for a real treat.
Actually, if you enjoy westerns in general or western romance or western action-adventure or western magic realism or western suspense (grin), you’re in for a treat with ol’ Wes.
I have to admit, I’d love nothing better myself than to buy a good horse in Amarillo Texas and trace Wes’ trek through New Mexico and Arizona into Mexico and eventually to the fishing village of Agua Perlado along the Pacific coast deep in Mexico. Sigh. Ain’t gonna happen, but a guy can dream.
Hey, here’s a fun fact: If you’re wondering, the fictional village of Agua Perlado is in the modern state of Guerrero on a small inlet about 150km northwest along the coast from Acapulco (or 25km southeast along the coast from Petatlán).
The village, like pretty much everything else about the saga, is fiction but it’s all very real to me. In fact, every time I drive from here in southeast Arizona to my original home in southeast New Mexico, when I glance out through the passenger window I can almost see Wes out there, riding along the base of the mountains on Charley in pursuit of one adventure or another.
Of course, if westerns aren’t your cuppa, that’s fine. My other novels and novellas are divided fairly evenly among science fiction or science fantasy, mystery, and action-adventure/thrillers. But a good story is a good story, regardless of genre.
Finally, I’ve recently revised both my author website at https://harveystanbrough.com (to include switching my blog over to this venue) and my publisher website at https://stonethreadpublishing.com. I hope you’ll stop by, especially over at StoneThread Publishing. If you enjoy any of my work, some pleasant surprises await you there.
Thanks for hanging in there with me, folks. It feels really good to connect with you again.
‘Til next time,