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About Lane R Warenski
Lane R Warenski was born on a farm in central Utah to an outdoors-loving family. He grew up in the greater Salt Lake City area and attended Utah State University. Since early childhood, he loved to read and has always been fascinated with our western history. His love of the outdoors was instilled in him as a young child and continued to grow throughout his life. Camping, hunting, and fishing were always among his favorite pastimes and they still are today. He is a skilled knife maker and loves restoring old guns.
Lane published his first book in 2016 Grizzly Killer: The Making of a Mountain Man, which was named Best in Frontier Fiction by True West Magazine for 2017. It was followed by three more sequels to it in 2017 and one more in 2018. Three more in the series have followed in 2019 and he is working on more to be published this year. All books in the series have been Best Sellers in Amazon’s Classic Western Fiction.
He loves sharing his love of the outdoors and our western history through his writing. He has published ten books thus far, nine are part of the best selling Grizzly Killer series, along with Trail of the Vanished his only stand alone novel published in 2018, it as well became a #1 best Seller in Western Sci-Fi. From his office windows he looks up at the towering peaks of the High Uinta Primitive area, which is only 20 miles from his home, as he writes each day. Grizzly Killer: The Trading Post, book #9 in the Best Selling Series was released in Jan. of 2020. Grizzly Killer #10 "Spirit Talkers" will be released in May 2020 and he is currently working on book#11 of the series.
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Named “Best Mountain Man Series” by True West Magazine, author Lane R Warenski delivers another wild ride through the west.
It was just a week of travel to reach where Horse Creek met the upper Green River, the site of this year’s Rendezvous. The summer of 1835 had already been full of surprises for “Grizzly Killer” Zach Connors, along with his friends and family. Their departure for Rendezvous was delayed by a prolonged summer storm and the arrival of a man they call Scarecrow: a confused Irish prospector who believed he was led there by his imaginary friends… the wee little people. Ancient enemies and a devastating wildfire along the way make their journey a dangerous and deadly adventure.
“Warenski does a fabulous job of recreating the life, danger, beauty, and heroism of the Western mountain man.” —advanced reader
Grizzly Killer: Scarecrow is the 14th book in the best-selling, action-packed Grizzly Killer Series.
It is a long and treacherous journey to the mountains, some braved the dangers to escape the sure death from a rich and powerful man, while others were looking for the freedom they have never known. For some it was a job, a job that paid much better than working in Saint Louis, as others hoped to find their riches in the fur trade.
For Gabe and his new wife Jenny, they had to escape the reaches of a father seeking vengeance. For Toby and Letty they were running toward freedom they did not understand.
Zach Connors better known as Grizzly Killer and his partners made the trip to Rendezvous to trade for supplies that Gabe and Toby were helping bring to the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. While their wives Jenny and Letty followed behind in a lone wagon.
The question they are all asking: will they find their own Sacred Ground?
In 1828 few white men had seen the Rocky Mountains, those that had were the rugged few we call Mountain Men.
Zach Connors was one of the best, known to the Indians as Grizzly Killer. He was both feared and respected throughout the Rocky’s. Along with his dog Jimbo, Running Wolf his Ute partner and their wives they travel to Rendezvous, where they battle the dreaded Blackfeet and Zach fights for both justice and honor.
After, they come face to face with a man eating grizzly, and confront those seeking revenge for the justice he dealt. All the while living their lives among the towering peaks in the wild and unforgiving wilderness of the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
Fall of 1833 – Zach Connors, his partners and friends are in the middle of their trapping season when a call for help finds them. Three young Bannock hunters have disappeared from their hunting party. The Bannock hunters are many days travel from their homeland, in country they do not know.
Zach, better known as Grizzly Killer, and his partners heed the call for help. They put away their traps and leave their families behind as they search for the lost boys, not realizing that the search would lead them hundreds of miles from their home into unfamiliar lands and against ruthless enemy warriors. They wonder, as they crest each new horizon, what kind of hell they will find…
“Lane R Warenski does a fabulous job of recreating the life, danger, beauty and heroism of the western mountain man.”
He went to the mountains in search of adventure. What he got was a struggle to survive.
Zach Connors followed his father into the Utah wilderness in search of furs and fortune. But after a vicious bear attack leaves him orphaned, he can either learn to survive on his own or become nature's next victim…
With the help of a wounded Ute warrior and a spirited canine, Zach fights for life as the bitter-cold winds close in. Together, the unlikely trio joins forces against hostile natives and ravenous predators. But Zach never expected that amongst the uncharted wilds, he'd find the opportunity for love…
Can Zach stake his claim in a treacherous world or is he destined for a frozen grave?
Grizzly Killer: The Making of a Mountain Man is the first book in a rugged Western series. If you like relentless landscapes, loyal friendships, and courage under fire, then you’ll love Lane R Warenski’s action-packed saga.
Buy Grizzly Killer to discover a gripping survival story today!
Zach Connors is a man content spending his life in the wilds of the Rockies.
However, in a land with no law he must fight renegade white men, hostile Indians, and the wilderness itself to survive. He forges a home in which to raise his family, but to keep them safe it will take more than the might of his guns or the strength of his will. It will take the power of an ancient Medicine Wheel.
Zach Connors, known as Grizzly Killer, and his family and friends have searched for the buffalo that will sustain them through the coming winter, which leads them dangerously close to the land of their enemies, the Cheyenne and Arapaho.
The Chief of the Cheyenne village, Blue Dog, wants revenge against Zach who he blames for his brother’s death. Blue Dog sends for White Snake, the powerful Medicine Man of the Southern Cheyenne, and then leads a band of his best warriors to the land of Grizzly Killer to wipe him and everyone he cares about from the face of the earth.
While Blue Dog searches for him, Zach and his partners hunt the always dangerous buffalo and fight both Arapaho and other Cheyenne having to flee the land of their enemies only to find themselves in a fight for their lives against Blue Dog.
Named Best Mountain Man Series by True West Magazine, author Lane R Warenski delivers the eighth book of the best-selling saga!
In the spring of 1832 Zach Connors and his family have survived another winter in the Rocky Mountains. It was a winter without the supplies they usually enjoyed. In 1828 William Reed built a trading post on the Uintah River, just over the mountains from Zach’s home on Blacks Fork. Reed received supplies from Santa Fe each spring and fall, making his trading post the best source of supplies west of the great divide. This Summer Zach will lead his family over the high passes and into the land of Running Wolf and Shining Star’s birth, but Mother Nature can be a deadly mistress. Violent storms, great Predators, and the Mountains themselves, all conspire against them as they struggle their way over the towering peaks.
Alex Martin and Gabe Henshaw have spent a terrible winter leading their brigade of greenhorn trappers over the Rockies, losing several men to hostile Indians and the bitter cold. Weak from near starvation, and the freezing cold of a Rocky Mountain winter, they are pursued by Arapaho Warriors and are desperately looking for help by reaching the Post on the Uintah River.
Hoping the vast forests and towering peaks of the Rockies will hide them, Zach Connors leads his family into the mountains. As they enter this new and beautiful land, they face both Cheyenne and Arapaho hunters that are determined to prove the medicine of Grizzly Killer is not greater than their own.
Sending his family ahead to safety, Zach and his dog face a cunning and brutal enemy alone. Knowing he is outnumbered and in an unknown land, he must become as brutal as the warriors on their trail. Using not only his weapons and skill, but the superstitions and fears of his enemies, as he sends their spirits in the wind.
Spirits in The Wind is the eleventh book in the best-selling, action-packed Grizzly Killer Series.
Journey through the land of the ancient ones, where spirits still protect the mysterious canyons where they once dwelled, and strange drawings on the rock walls have stood for a thousand years.
Zach Connors, known as Grizzly Killer, travels with his family through the rugged and mysterious canyons where the Anasazi once built their homes high on the cliffs. The year is 1833, and they are going to Taos for the supplies they will need for another year living in the Rocky Mountains.
Before reaching the Taos Valley they face dangers from not only the unforgiving and rugged land, but they must cross the mighty Colorado, Green and San Juan Rivers. They meet a Navajo Spirit Talker that can feel her same powers within Star and Raven Wing. They face dangers from new enemies, and encounter an old and evil nemesis, and must fight alongside Mexican soldiers before trading their plews and starting on the long trek back home.
After five years of living in the wild and dangerous Rocky Mountains, Zach Connors is concerned his Indian family will not be prepared for the eventual settling of the west. They have lived isolated in the wilderness their whole lives and have no idea how many white men will eventually come into their lands. Zach has seen the Indian tribes pushed from their homes in Kentucky and Tennessee because they would not learn to live in the white man’s world. He wants to ensure his family and friends will survive in a world he is sure will change.
Known as Grizzly Killer throughout the west, Zach takes his Indian family to St. Louis so they can see for themselves the numbers of white men that are pushing the settlements further west with the passing of each year. It is a long and dangerous trip as they pass through the lands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pawnee as well as the land Where the Buffalo Dance as they follow the Platte River east. They find the dangers of the civilized world although different can be just as deadly as the dangers of the mighty Rocky Mountains.
Warriors, avalanches, merciless fights, and now…a Painted Skull.
RENDEZVOUS: Willow Valley, July 1831 – Zach Connors and his family are finally safe and among friends, where he can let his wounded leg heal. All of the Trappers and Mountain Men anxiously await the supply train from Saint Louis.
It had been a perilous spring and summer for Zach, his family and friends. Known as Grizzly Killer throughout the wilderness they had fought a battle against Gros Ventre warriors and nearly lost a close friend in an avalanche. Here at Rendezvous, he can feel safe amongst several hundred trappers and friendly Indians. Getting here had meant another fight, this time with the always dangerous Blackfeet. But what Zach didn’t know is the worst danger of all awaited them at home – a Painted Skull.
Named Best Mountain Man Series by True West Magazine, author Lane R Warenski delivers book seven in the action-packed saga!