Copies might be scarce. But NewSouth would be remiss not to mention that Billy Moore, author of Cracker’s Mule and Little Brother Real Snake, has a UK publisher for his new western The Staked Plains. This novel features a buffalo hide hunter, a Texas ranch woman and Comanche Indians in a tale of survival in the Old West.
Congratulations Billy! Mr. Moore will be signing copies of The Staked Plains on Saturday, November 7 at the Chautauqua building in Defuniak Springs, Florida during the Peddler’s Alley event. He will also sign copies of his young adult novels Cracker’s Mule and Little Brother Real Snake.
Cracker’s Mule tells the story of Cracker, a boy spending a summer with his grandparents on their farm as a refuge from the polio scare of the 1950s, learns life lessons when he unwittingly buys a blind mule at an auction and must suffer ridicule while caring for the animal he comes to love.
Little Brother Real Snake is the coming-of-age tale of Red Squirrel, a Plains Indian youth. In accepting the challenges of his initiation into manhood, Red Squirrel grows in self-knowledge, learns the lessons of his elders, and wins the hand of the lovely Pale Moon.
Cracker’s Mule and Little Brother Real Snake are available from NewSouth Books or your favorite retail or online bookseller.