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L. J. Martin is the author of over 60 book length works (westerns, historicals, mysteries, thrillers, and non-ficiton), and has written a number of screenplays, one of which optioned by a major NBC approved producer He's also had six of his books optioned for the screen. L. J. has a number of series, both western and crime. THE REPAIRMAN series is now 9 novels deep. He publishes how-to and classroom learning books as Buttonwillow Books. His non-fiction books include: KILLING CANCER (he's a two time cancer survivor); WRITE COMPELLING FICTION, co-written, an instructional work for aspiring authors; MYRTLE MAE & THE CREW, a book of cartoons; FROM THE PEA PATCH, a conservative political series of essays; COOKING WILD & WONDERFUL, a cookbook with story content; the CALIFORNIA COCINA, a historical cookbook; BUILDING A GREENHOUSE, a how to book; WHO's THE BOSS, a primer for small business; L. J. and his wife Kat live in Montana in the Spring, Summer, and Fall and in Prescott, Arizona in the Winter. They've just purchased the home in Prescott, AZ, and will be spending winter months there. His wife, Kat Martin, is a NYT bestselling, internationally published, romantic suspense and historical romance author published in over a dozen foreign languages and in 2 dozen countries. When not writing, L. J. is cooking and developing recipes for his webpage www.wolfpackranch.com, hunting, fishing, or hauling his cameras around the high country, or promoting their careers. L.J. has designed over 400 book covers for his own and other authors works. See http://www.coversbyljmartin.com. Join him on facebook on his author page L. J. Martin, his cooking page The Kitchen at Wolfpack Ranch, and his personal page Larry J. Martin. Search youtube for ljmartinwolfpack to view the one hundred twenty five videos he has posted.
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From grizzly dens in the Rockies to no-man’s-lands teeming with outlaws, 10 of the top names in Western fiction explore how the West was won. After these true trailblazers track down fugitives, battle natural disasters, and ride into danger, who among them will be left standing?
The Western Fiction 10 Pack is an unforgettable collection of full-length, first-in-series page-turners. If you like gritty gunslingers, classic tales of frontier justice, and a rich variety of true-to-life backdrops, then you’ll love this action-packed anthology.Buy The Western Fiction 10 Pack to hit the dusty trail on an adventurous box set today!
Dev Shannon lives the good life, on a boat in Santa Barbara harbor, but he pays dearly from time to time, as he's one of America's finest man-hunters, a bounty hunter…and there's plenty of customers out there to hook up and haul in. Dev Shannon loves his job. He makes good money, travels everywhere, meets interesting people – and drags them off in chains to face justice.
Acclaimed author L.J. Martin and America's No. 1 bounty hunter, Bob Burton, bring you a gripping page-turner that is pure escapism.
The Manhunter Series Boxset includes: Crimson Hit, Bullet Blues and Quiet Ops.
Got a problem? Mike Reardon, the repairman, can fix it. As a Marine, Mike Reardon, was taught to search and destroy, now he has to do what he knows best.
The repairman and his crew travel the world with the goal of solving the biggest and toughest problems. They always have their work cut out for them, but the most important goal is staying alive!
“The action and adventure rivals the best of Tom Clancy.” – Award-winning author, Robert Vaughan
The Repairman: The Complete Series includes – The Repairman; The Bakken; G5, Gee Whiz; Who’s on Top?; Target Shy & Sexy; Judge, Jury, Desert Fury; No Good Deed; Overflow; The K Factor; The Blue Pearl.
A QUEST – STAY ALIVE, KEEP FAMILY SAFE, AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, KEEP MOVING WEST.
Young but determined, the man of the family too soon, Jake Zane comes of age with the help of a massive mute escaped slave. It’s conquer the wilderness, protect your mother and sisters, or die trying.
A grueling challenge…2,000 miles of rutted trail with little or no civilization, no water or far too much, wild animals, wicked weather, and savages both red and white. The good news: you have family and friends, and hundreds more making the trip. That is, until disease and accidents threaten everything.
The Oregon Trail is the artery that brought lifeblood to the west, long before wagon or rail. It was the ultimate challenge for thousands who wanted land and opportunity.
Two Thousand Grueling Miles is a true family adventure tale full of can’t put it down action!
Six full-length classic western novels from six award-winning authors, and arguably the top western writers of our time.
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Suddenly, ransom looked like the real take from the job. It was haul her to Mexico to await the big payday. But Elizabeth Anne Graystone wasn’t the wilting violet most thought a lady should be. This songbird had a stinger, and a handful of tough Irish kin who’d ride to hell and back and damn near did to rescue the lady.
Locusts have cleaned out his fields, and it’s been survival from hunting and trapping. A decent wage and found, and the promise of a fat bonus…if he lives to collect it…
He’s compelled to sign on as a wagon and mule train guard into unchartered territory, from Oregon to gold rush San Francisco. All that’s between him and a bonus that will carry Jake and his family through another year, are hundreds of savages, weather, a Sierra crossing, and wild animals on rugged trails.
It’s get there with the cargo, or all is lost.
Ned Beale crossed the country on horseback over 13 times. He was the hero of the Battle of San Pasqual, the leader of the great camel experiment and carried the first evidence of the California gold rush to congress. From there, Beale fought the slave trade, was an Indian agent in California and so much more.
Beale's exploits eclipsed those of Fremont, Stockton, Custer, and even Kit Carson's, who said of Beale, "I can't believe this man, Ned Beale."
“L.J. Martin captures and relates Beale's experiences with great skill in Rush to Destiny.”
With over 150 books published, Larry Martin and Craig Martelle bring their fiction writing horsepower to you. How are they able to win over their readers? By getting them right where it matters – in books they can’t put down. Larry writes westerns and thriller. Craig writes science fiction. Those genres are far closer than you ever imagined because good writing is universal.
Never give your reader a reason to set your book aside. They may not pick it up again. In the immortal words of Elmore Leonard, “I try to leave out the parts that readers skip.” You should, too.
From plot to characters to pace to description, strengthen your writing to engage your readers on a whole new level. Keep them turning the pages, and when they’ve finished, they’ll be asking you for the next book.
The trail-tough cowhand rubbed the black whisker stubble on his chin with a knotted callused hand. "That'll do," Ethan said, and laid a nickel on the rough plank.A horse fly buzzed around, inspecting the coin, as Ethan waited.
With examples peppered throughout, Larry and Craig reinforce the main points in a way to make it easier to incorporate into your own writing. Come to the word buffet and when you leave, you won’t be hungry.
There’s no time like the present to start writing better. Pick up Write Compelling Fiction today.