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Bio:
I've described myself as a child of the 50's and that says most of it. I was born in Upstate New York in 1947 into a middle class working family. With two brothers and an older sister, I spent lots of rainy Saturdays watching cowboy serials on a 12" black and white TV. Most of the early ones were what I call "shoot 'em ups," but, with or without the gratuitous violence, and excepting only for the unjust representation of native Americans, there was always a moral core to the stories. I liked that. After moving around some, we finally settled in a suburb of Rochester, where I attended high school and college. In 1968, at the height of the Viet Nam war, I followed in my older brother's footsteps and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where I attained the rank of Sergeant in less than two years. After the Marines, I returned to the New York State University College at Brockport and graduated in 1972 with a Bachelors Degree in English. Upon retirement, I would soon discover that thirty-six years of writing labor contract language did not, in any way, qualify me to write fiction. But, since that was my calling, I re-learned how to write.
General Information:
For Fun -- While Montana Adventure Series of young adult western novels continue to sell, I've occupied myself with an old (40 year old) hobby of playing guitar. I've recorded hundred of "oldie" instrumental tracks, a number of which are available on YouTube.com.
Search "Webster1251" on YouTube.
 
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Steel Dust Dawn

By: John Richman

This second novel in the series follows young "Montana" to Fort Worth, Texas in 1886, where he hires on at a major cattle ranch and ultimately saves it from foreclosure. A good deal of the story involves his horse "Spirit" and his involvement in the early Texas State Fair races. This 203 page novel is suitable for young readers. Buy at www.callmemontana.com

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Call Me Montana

By: John Richman

This is the first novel in the series and introduces sixteen year old William Dean Ritter, aka "Montana." Two separate adventures take him from his Montana farm to a Wyoming cattle ranch, Dodge City, Kansas and Texas in his pursuit of the dream to become a cowboy. Along the way something unexpected happens - he becomes a man. The book also introduces Montana's famous horse "Spirit." The characters and plot lines harken back to the best of the western serials of the 40's ...

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Battle at Bighorn

By: John Richman

This third and newest novel in the series takes young Montana back home to help his family battle a crooked mayor and sheriff who have assumed control of his home town during his three year absence. With the help of his friends, family and famous horse "Spirit", Montana continues to fight for what's right...and ultimately prevails. This 204 page novel is suitable for young readers. Buy at www.callmemontana.com

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