Two of a Kind is a collection of 10 Western short stories that sheds some light on the early years of Texas Ranger Jud Nelson and his nemesis, the anti-hero, outlaw Wesley Quaid. It is divided into two parts, the first six stories take place before the events in the Wesley Quaid novella, OUTLAW. The final four stories continue from the end OUTLAW and concludes with tales that introduce a new villain into the story line and sets the stage for the upcoming release, NO REMORSE.

It features "Pack of Wolves," the very first Wesley Quaid story and heretofore only available in Issue 1 of Pulp Modern. "Kill the Envious Moon" is a story that reveals some of the background of the mysterious assassin, Sabrina. "One Riot, One Ranger" is a Texas Ranger Jud Nelson story that introduces a new villain into the Quaid/Nelson saga. There are themes of vengeance, hopelessness, justice and even a little bit of romance.

A smooth-talking outlaw versus a relentless Ranger. Wesley Quaid returns to Texas with the assassin, Sabrina, riding at his side. Will the deadly pair embark on a new outlaw career or will Ranger Jud Nelson catch up with them?

OUTLAW- A Wesley Quaid Novella

Book Description:
The outlaw Wesley Quaid wants to put the past behind him and start his life anew in another place where no one has ever heard of him. When a mysterious woman he once knew resurfaces, Wesley discovers that a man can't run from his past anymore than he can run from the kind of man he has become.

OUTLAW is available as an ebook for the Kindle for $0.99 or it can be borrowed for free if you have an Amazon Prime account, and a paperback version can be purchased through Createspace for $5.99.

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The Wanted Man Short Story Collection


The Wanted Man is a collection of eight of my short stories. Four have been previously published and four are brand new. Not all of the stories are interconnected.

The title story features my Texas Ranger character Jud Nelson. "The Old Outlaw", "Marked For Death", and "Vengeance is Mine" are all stand alone stories.

"Stagecoach for Sally", "Killer For Hire", "In Plain Sight", and "Nelson's Code" all feature my antihero character, Wesley Quaid, who first appeared under a slightly different moniker in the story "Pack of Wolves" in Issue 1 of Pulp Modern. "Stagecoach for Sally" is a direct sequel to "Pack of Wolves" and the next three stories all follow Quaid's exploits including his run-in with Texas Ranger Jud Nelson.

THE WANTED MAN is available for the Amazon Kindle and as a Barnes and Noble NOOK BOOK for just $0.99. The paperback version is available on either Createspace or Amazon for $5.99. More work featuring both Jud Nelson and Wesley Quaid is forthcoming.


My first publication credit was a pirate story called "To Live By the Sword." It was accepted on January 24, 2008 by The Copperfield Review, a historical fiction online magazine.

"Ambush" published in the April/May/June 2008 issue of The Storyteller, a small press print magazine.

"The Old Outlaw" published in the July/Aug/Nov 2008 issue of The Storyteller.

"The Seven Riders" published by Rope and Wire, an online Western magazine.

"Lonesome Soldier" published by The Pink Chameleon Online.

"Vengeance is Mine" was first published by Perpetual Magazine, a now defunct online magazine, and later by Frontier Tales Magazine an online Western magazine.

"Left for Dead" published in Long Story Short E-zine.

"The Desert Rider" published by Perpetual Magazine.

"Gunslinger" published by Perpetual Magazine.

"Windigo" was accepted by Dead West: Thirteen Tales of Murder and Mayhem in July of 2010, but has yet to be published.

"Marked for Death" published by Frontier Tales Magazine.

"The Wanted Man" published by BEAT to a PULP! ezine.

I have a Western short story the Autumn 2011 Issue of Pulp Modern titled "Pack of Wolves." It is the first story with a new character I've created who is a lot of fun to write. He's a Western antihero. I've never written this type of character before and it opens new kinds of storytelling. I'm in the process of writing a series of stories about him and I'm also in the middle of a novel featuring this character. I'm excited about this collection being released and I'm proud to be part of it and to be featured among so many fine writers.

The inaugural issue of Pulp Modern, a quarterly dedicated to crime, fantasy, and western fiction. Includes new stories by Jimmy Callaway, James Duncan, C.J. Edwards, Garnett Elliott, Melissa Embry, Edward A. Grainger, Glenn Gray, David James Keaton, John Kenyon, Chris La Tray, Yarrow Paisley, Matthew Pizzolato, Thomas Pluck, Stephen D. Rogers, Sandra Seamans, Copper Smith and a classic tale by pulp fiction pioneer Lawrence Block. (Edited by Alec Cizak)


    The Wanted Man is a collection of eight of my short stories that I self published on amazon. It contains four previously published stories as well as four new ones. Three of the stories are stand alone works while the other five are interconnected and feature Jud Nelson and Wesley Quaid.


I wrote opinion articles for Insider Racing News from July of 2008 until November 2012 when the site closed down and during that time 230 articles were published. Visit my page at Insider Racing News to find all of my articles.

I have had 46 articles non-fiction articles published at on varying topics ranging from Old West historical figures like John Wesley Hardin and Wild Bill Hickok to different kinds of planes from World War II such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and just about every subject in between.

Accepted But Not Yet Published:

My short story, "Windigo" was accepted and will be published in the anthology Dead West: 13 Tales of Murder and Mayhem. I'm not sure yet when it will be published.