JD March – Official Author Blog

The Star

This short series of character studies wouldn't be complete without a look at the star of the cast  - Johnny Sinclair, our conflicted anti-hero. Anyone familiar with the books will realize that, as a result of his upbringing and lack of any formal education, he is not...

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Sweet Sixteen

I thought we should take a look at Guy next. He is the elder son of Guthrie Sinclair, and we’re seeing him through the eyes of Peggy. Her father, Steen, owned a neighboring ranch and was a very close friend of Guthrie. When Steen died, leaving her an orphan, she moved...

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The Devil’s Own cast – Part 2

This is the second in the series of character studies and features a letter from Guthrie Sinclair to his brother in Britain. When Guthrie refers to “White’s”, he is referring to an exclusive club in St James, London, of which his family were members. Magdalen College...

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The Devil’s Own cast!

I thought I’d do a short series of pieces about the various characters in my novels, and I’ll be putting these out on my blog over the next few days. The Sinclairs are a diverse group with vastly different personalities and backgrounds. Everyone is affected by their...

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Heading to Tombstone

I bade farewell to Sedona and headed on south on roads packed with carloads of people making an early start for the holiday weekend. The scenery is spectacular with striking red rocks gradually giving way to distant mountains. The riverbeds were all bone dry and it was already well over 90 degrees at 8am in the morning when I hit Phoenix.

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The Western Novel on Tour

After leaving the Western Writers of America convention on Sunday, I set off for the first leg of my tour to promote Dance with the Devil. I’m currently in Arizona after spending some time in the land of enchantment, New Mexico, where I met some really friendly people and Western fans at the Southside Library in Santa Fe and Bookworks in Albuquerque.

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Fond Farewells to Western Writers of America National Convention in Lubbock

So another Western Writers of America convention has come and gone. It was, as always, a huge success thanks to all of the hard work by the board members and director Candy Moulton. They put on a great programme of events covering a wide array of topics, ensuring that there was something to satisfy everyone’s interests. Panels included book distribution, writing about Comanches, Buffalo soldiers, the craft of writing, and frontier ranch women.

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Crazy Women & Kirk Ellis

There is always fun to be had at these conventions. Every year someone comes up with a new idea and sometimes they become traditions. And last week we witnessed one of those moments.

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The Great and the Good at the Western Writers of America Convention

I love the Western Writers of America’s conventions. They are a wonderful melting pot of colorful individuals from a vast array of backgrounds, all with fascinating stories to tell. People started arriving yesterday. Dusty Richards is here with his signature white Stetson – and heavens, he’s written close on 150 books. Terry Del Bene arrived armed with his wonderfully ironic sense of humor – and surely his book the Donner Party Cookbook should be on everyone’s list of must-reads. After all, who can resist such a great title?

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The Joys Of Travel & Western Writers of America

I have finally arrived in Lubbock in Texas for the Western Writers of America annual convention - it took a mere 24 hours to get here... The day started well. I set off from London Heathrow and treated myself to the luxury of breakfast at the Seafood Bar with...

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