Book #2 went to the publisher

DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior MemberPosts: 3,365 Senior Member
February or March it should be out. Pretty excited. This one is more traditional and a lot more grounded on actual historical events. While researching, I found a news paper account that briefly mentioned approximately 75 Comanche had left the reservations in Oklahoma and North Texas and had gone to raiding isolated ranges and buffalo camps. It mentioned that ranchers and families had come to towns while the Army chased them. That was it. Not another word written. I couldn't find out anything more. So, I made my own story up! "Battle of Fortune Wells".

Hope it will make a few ripples. The first one has garnered 101 5* reviews and after a year, it's still hovering in the top 100 Westerns on Amazon. Hard to believe it spent 6 weeks at #1, but it still manages to sell about 800 copies a month with the price increase.
It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,617 Senior Member
    I'll be watching for it. I liked the first one.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,507 Senior Member
    :up:
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    Will be watching closely, to add to the Kindle collection. Between Sam and you, Dan, I have a category set up strictly for "Forum Authors" that needs more entries!
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Good luck! I enjoyed the fist one and look forward to reading #2.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,506 Senior Member
    Dan, all i can say is "its about time" I for one NEVER read western novels, I got interested in your first book because it took place in my backyard and was historicaly accurate and damn fine reading, rest assured I'll have it as soon as it comes out. Keep up the good work

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,665 Senior Member
    Very cool! Best of luck!
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Dan, I wonder if you've heard of a book called Empire of the Summer moon. By S. C, Gwynne?
    it covers everything about the Comanche you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. I thought it was excellent reading and it was a Pulitzer finalist.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Glad to hear it Dan, the first one was one of my favorite westerns. Will definitely pick this one up as soon as it "hits the shelves."
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    Razor, I've heard of it, but never picked it up. Afraid to! Don't want to know if I lied about them.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Razor, I've heard of it, but never picked it up. Afraid to! Don't want to know if I lied about them.

    lol. You really should check it out. It's a narrative history and very readable. Very well researched. He uses Quanah, one of their most famous chiefs, and son of a kidnapped white woman, as a vehicle for much of the story.
    To anyone who is even a mild history buff I highly recommend it. He does a great job with covering the battle at Adobe Wells.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • sherwoodsherwood Senior Member Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    Really liked the first one. Can't wait for the new one.
    I may be old but I ain't dead!
    DPRMD
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    My story takes place after Quannah is already locked up on the reservation. This story uses a new leader - a boyhood friend of Quannah. Very politically incorrect in today's revisionist atmosphere.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    good luck
    Randy

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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    #1 is out on tape...but the problem with that is it was recorded by a Brit! Nothing against Brits, but they have this funny accent that makes a tough, rowdy cowboy sound a little gay...not that there's anything wrong with gay....
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,617 Senior Member
    My story takes place after Quannah is already locked up on the reservation. This story uses a new leader - a boyhood friend of Quannah. Very politically incorrect in today's revisionist atmosphere.

    Politically incorrect = Realistic :up:
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    #1 is out on tape...but the problem with that is it was recorded by a Brit! Nothing against Brits, but they have this funny accent that makes a tough, rowdy cowboy sound a little gay...not that there's anything wrong with gay....

    I say, good chap, draw that smoke wagon. Have at you!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,590 Senior Member
    I also enjoyed your first book and am looking for the new release.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    Did you mean duck? Hope so. If not, I'm under the impression one doesn't put that on a plate.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    My story takes place after Quannah is already locked up on the reservation. This story uses a new leader - a boyhood friend of Quannah. Very politically incorrect in today's revisionist atmosphere.

    Ah, interesting take. Illustrates why guys like you get published and guys like me, read. Let us know when it comes out and I'll be sure to pick one up.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,970 Senior Member
    Did you mean duck?

    No...he means "spotted dick"....it's a suet pudding with dried fruit in it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_dick

    Though I would have a had time ordering it in a restaurant - with a straight face at any rate
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    I don't care what it is. I'll never be able to put something called dick in my mouth.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,617 Senior Member
    I don't care what it is. I'll never be able to put something called dick in my mouth.

    Try it without the raisins. :jester:
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    I thought you were going to say "Walnuts."
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    I don't care what it is. I'll never be able to put something called dick in my mouth.

    ....again.

    Mama always said, try everything once. You would hate to miss out on something wonderful. I couldn't live with myself.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    You first.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,718 Senior Member
    I don't care what it is. I'll never be able to put something called dick in my mouth.

    :spittingcoffee:


    Looking forward to the second book Dan. Am just about due to reread the first.
    My copy sits on the coffee table in the theatre. Those that pick it up and express an interest in borrowing & reading it, get told " Dont be a cheapskate, go buy your own copy cos Authors have to eat too!!"
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
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