Johnny Boggs, Western Fiction, Historical Fiction, old west, wild west
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Johnny Boggs, western writer, winner of the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America
Six-Time Spur Award Winner
Winner of the Western 
Heritage Wrangler Award 

 
Western Fiction, Historical Fiction, old west, wild west
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Poison Spring
Five Star, 2014
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Charles Favour - Santa Fe, NM
"When I taught American literature at the Univ. of Iowa, a colleague taught a 'Great Westerns' course devoted to novels. Vardis Fisher's MOUNTAIN MAN, Alan LeMay's THE SEARCHERS, A.B. Guthrie's THE BIG SKY. Charles Portis's TRUE GRIT. Clearly Westerns can be literature. I suspect that Johnny D. Boggs would be on the syllabus today." -- David Morrell, best-selling author of First Blood and The Brotherhood of the Rose
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POISON SPRING
It's the spring of 1864, and times are hard for 13-year-old Travis Ford in Washington County, Arkansas. His father is fighting for the Confederacy, and his mother is struggling to make ends meet. All Travis wants to do is make up adventure stories, but the Civil War keeps getting in the way. And when Federal forces arrive, including black soldiers, Travis and his family get caught in the middle. Soon, Travis will have to make a choice ... between North and South, right and wrong, horror and humanity.
Booklist: "Boggs brings a little-known battle to life, framing it around a moving coming-of-age story."
Historical Novels Review: "superb historical fiction, and highly recommended."
 
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In a new Western series, part spaghetti Western, part tongue in cheek, Johnny D. Boggs introduces the West to Micah Bishop, cheater at cards and practically every man's (and woman's) fool. He's about to be hanged in Las Vegas, New Mexico, when a derringer-packing nun breaks him out of jail -- and before Micah can take off, he finds himself caught up in a chase for gold … redemption … charity … The only thing he's sure of is that the Lord works in mysterious ways. 
 
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Poison Spring