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Beyond the Western
Jack Goodner


Beyond the Western Bio. of Jack Goodner

Jack is fairly new to the writing craft. After retiring from a career in banking and bank regulation he has devoted a lot of his free time to bringing his vivid imagination to life. He credits his memory and skill as an attentive listener to his ability to write interesting stories with entertaining dialogue. In addition to the short stories submitted to Rope and Wire, he has self-published two contemporary crime novels under the pen name of Jackson Goode. A third crime novel, FRANK HARDIN: THE LETHAL LAWMAN is published under his real name. This story is set in Texas during the turbulent Prohibition and the oil boom era. While not a western per se, this story has a lot of western influences and references. These three books are all available on Amazon. A second Frank Hardin novel is currently in the works.

Growing up in the Texas Panhandle with three uncles who were working cowboys has given Jack a keen appreciation of the western lifestyle and the struggles people living off the land encounter day in and day out. A longtime student of the events and colorful characters of the old west, he enjoys trying to merge history with his imagination.

In addition to writing, Jack enjoys fishing, gardening, collecting military knives, and flea marketing. He lives with his wife Debe in rural East Texas.

Jack's books on Amazon HERE>>

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Read more stories by Jack Goodner in the Rope and Wire Side Trail section HERE>> and the Western Short Stories section HERE>> 


Beyond the Western Short Stories of Jack Goodner


THE OLD MAN ON THE BENCH

Jack Goodner

Stephanie, the smoking hot paralegal slithered into my office and announced in her normally irritating and condescending manner, “Jason, your uncle wants to see you ASAP.” Staph, as I prefer to think of her, seems to believe that part of her job description is to remind me frequently that I’m only here because my uncle owns the law firm. Only my modern, enlightened attitude about women and my reluctance to having her file a workplace grievance keeps me from telling her that she’s only around as eye candy for my lecherous uncle. Read the full story HERE>>