I'm not sure why Cash Laramie returned, and quite frankly, I wasn't looking forward to it because I thought his story arc had been fully realized. Still, a few weeks ago, the antihero I created many moons ago tapped on my shoulder with a well formed short story. Over the course of an afternoon, I knocked out the rough draft and have been polishing it up ever since. It reminded me that stashed in my coffer was a Nik Morton* novel called Death For a Dove featuring both Cash and his fellow marshal, Gideon Miles, and I immediately began readying that dynamite for publication.
On Twitter, I teased Cash's return and was astonished anyone had remembered, but many did with enthusiasm. To tease a bit further, my story takes place in 1902 when Cash is fifty years old and has pursued a wanted man from his home base in Cheyenne to New York. Nik's upcoming piece occurs in the 1880's on a riverboat with owlhoots, gamblers, a European princess, and a tiger! I enjoy working with Nik -- besides being a top wordsmith, he's been with me and these creations since the beginning. We've already begun plotting more Westerns for 2021. Well, time to stop yapping and get writing.
*Nik recently wrote about the previous Cash and Miles adventure, Coffin for Cash (2015): Disinterring Coffin for Cash - 1 | Disinterring Coffin for Cash - 2.
Well, that is good news. Let us know where and when we can buy.
I will, Scott. And thanks for your continuing support.
Well I am also pleased to see Cash and Gideon return. Look forward to reading the stories.
This is fabulous news! I was just looking at BTAP ebooks the other evening. Can't wait for more Cash Laramie, excited for both your new work and Nik's book.
Cash and Miles are two too good characters to gather dust. Glad they're still going to see the light of day. And yes, intrigued by your new short story! Seems a long time since his encounter with the Masked Devil!
@Alan thank you! I'll make sure you get a copy when the time comes.
@Cullen It has been a while, friend. I went to your blog and read the wonderful piece on FRANTIC and linked to it through the BEAT to a PULP Twitter account.
@Nik I've been rereading the short stories and haven't got to the Masked Devil yet. Its kinda bittersweet because other than working with you, I wrote stories with Chuck Tyrell and Sandra Seamans who are no longer with us.
Glad to hear that Cash is going to be back!
Thanks, James! That means a lot coming from you.
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