An L. L. Layman western

by L. Layman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/4/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9780595359783

About the Book

Many were the hard Western men who blazed the trails. We have all heard their stories. We even believed a few. Few still were the women on those western slopes. Their stories might have some merit. But both factions, men who would lie and did, women who were few and quiet, agreed campfire to campfire, Lema did not pack water for any man.

About the Author

Born a century too late is what the author, Larry Layman, contends.

Instead of forking his blaze sorrel and heading down the trail, Layman for three decades seated himself in his police cruiser and rode the inner city streets of Peoria, Illinois.

Over the years, as all his co-workers switched to newer, bigger automatic pistols, Layman stayed with his trusty old six-shooter. ?That is what the Duke wore,? he shrugged.

Most of Layman?s Western characters longed for and built ranches or homesteads, not unlike the spread the author carved out on 80 acres just west of Peoria. His ?diggings? affords him the opportunity to experience real cattle ranching first hand. He learned quickly to appreciate the hard physical labor, sweat, and sacrifice those early pioneers endured. Layman contended that baling hay and digging fence posts helped build character. His four sons and two daughters felt they had character aplenty.

Night shifts at the city were generally a call to call endeavor for three seasons of the year, but then would come the winter snows. Many of the bad guys hibernated and the crime load dropped accordingly, affording opportunities to daydream and write stories on legal pads until the radio crackled to life.

Over the course of several years six novels were penned. Layman with considerable trepidation showed them to a few Western readers and was taken back by their enthusiastic response. It took several more years to get his skeptical and reluctant best friend, Tim Harper to lead him through the publication process.

The result lies herein. As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Enjoy.