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Treasure Hunt in Tie Town

When a bored and lonely rancher finds a treasure map, he decides to use it as an excuse not only to look for treasure, but for women for his nephews, who he fear are going to turn out like him. So gathering up his two good-looking young nephews and his old dog, Dud Washburn begins an adventure that has them crossing paths with a multitude of eccentric Old West characters. The land the treasure might be on is owned by an overbearing rancher, and the only way to get it is to win it in a poker game. Trouble is, the only one good enough at poker to win is a young widow the three searchers have picked up along the way.

The Washburn men find the women they were hoping for, except for the dog. He finds the treasure.

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Roundup Magazine:

"...one heck of a writer."  

Amazon Reviews:

"...the flavor of the old west with diverse characters that charm and true dislike for the bad guys. Excitement? Every page with unlikely love, hidden treasure, a French dancer, and adorable children."

"Classic story telling set in the 1880s with its own flavor of wit, seasoned with underlying wisdom. An intriguing mix of folklore heroes and dastardly villains make a must read for any Texas Frontier enthusiast."

Vicky J Rose


I grew up in a Texas town with a population of about 350 people, all of them just a little quirky. There was Snake Tabor who tore up and down the streets on his motorcycle, dressed in a leather jacket and trying to pretend he was Clark Gable. We giggled at Johnny Laine when he loitered against the buildings on Main Street with his white bra showing up underneath his white tee-shirt. He reveled in it. Then there was Miss Eva, who was partially blind. When she saw a hairy-chested young man downtown without his shirt on, she ran screaming that there was a gorilla on the streets.

Not surprisingly, the books I write are filled with oddball characters, too. Testimony is a slightly erotic, funny, sweet love story about people just like that. It's set in the modern-day West.

Toni is about to graduate from high school. Because of a hidden disability, her future looks like one long stretch of welfare and food stamps. When her grandfather drags her to West Texas to stay with Jack, a wealthy older man, for the summer, Toni finds herself falling love and practically killing herself trying to be everything Jack could desire without compromising her virtue because she thinks her grandpa would murder her if she did.

However, the story is told from Jack's point of view. He doesn't realize there is something wrong with Toni, he just knows he's falling hopelessly in love with her, and he does everything in his power to attract her to him. The trouble is, he's hiding a secret, too, and his secret could tear them apart.

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Amazon Reviews:

"The story will keep you going and it's easy to get lost in it."

"...rich in humor...."

"...well built, filled with realistically drawn characters...."




2014 Spur Finalist for Best Short Fiction

La Frontera’s Broken Promises Anthology

With Stories by Today’s Western Writers

A Promise Broken, A Promise Kept

When a beautiful woman goes on trial for murdering a man who threatened to take her ranch away, a mysterious lawyer shows up to defend her.

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Treasure Hunt in Tie Town
"...delightful characters that leave a lasting impression...."

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