Winner of Best Western for Solstice Publishing!
This, in his own words, is the tale of Rondo Landon, gunfighter.
Rondo is a troubled gunfighter with quite a past. Recognized by his six-gun, he is known for robbing banks, stagecoaches, payrolls, and for rustling cows.
Now, locked in a jail, it looks like Rondo will be facing a long prison term, or worse. But, before that happens, he has a few stories to set straight.
Author, Tell Cotten joins me this week, promoting his family friendly and winning western, Confessions of a Gunfighter. With my love of country, I had to hear more about this author and his debut novel.
Tell us about your book/books? What can we expect from you this year?
CONFESSIONS OF A GUNFIGHTER is my debut novel, and it won best western of the year for Solstice Publishing. There is also a sequel in the works called ENTWINED PATHS, but there is not a release date yet.
What genre do you like to write? What genre is your favorite to read?
I enjoy reading most genres, but I only like to write westerns. I grew up in the ranching business, so I know a lot about the western lifestyle. I think I would be lost if I tried to write a romance!
Do you have a system to writing? Favorite place? Time? Music playing? Quiet? Food/Drink?
Not really. Mainly, I write when I have the time. I always outline the story, and sometimes I’ll jump ahead and write a scene and then go back and work back to what I’ve written.
Who is your favorite character in the books you have written and why?
Rondo Landon and Lee Mattingly. They are completely different characters, but I think they relate to each other. They both fight their conscience as they try to figure out right from wrong, and I really enjoyed writing the dialogue between them as they reasoned with each another.
What other hobbies do you have besides writing?
I play and teach guitar, and I’m also an avid chess player.
Is there anything else you want readers to know about you or your books?
My books are family friendly. There isn’t any foul language or sexual situations, and while there is violence I was very careful not to make it too gory or gruesome.
Born in West Texas, Tell Cotten is a seventh generation Texan. He comes from a family with a ranching heritage and is a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Besides writing, he is also in the cattle business, and he resides in West Texas with his wife, Andi, and their two children.
Tell has enjoyed writing from an early age, and he also has a great love of the history of the west. CONFESSIONS OF A GUNFIGHTER is his first novel.
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