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Western Short Stories 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.
MASSACRE AT THE CANADIAN
‘Jayhawker’ Jack Henry reluctantly climbed up into his wagon and slapped the reins to get the two horses moving. His trip to buy supplies, get drunk, and visit a sporting girl had been damn disappointing. He was only able to buy a few of the goods he wanted because Indian raids in the area were keeping the supply wagons from making regular trips to prairie settlements. That also meant the saloon was running low on whiskey. Jack was barely able to get moderately drunk and the only sporting girl working there had left town heading for Denver. Read the full story HERE>>