Available Now

Western Stories is available for purchase on Amazon.com, price 4.99. Am preparing the Kindle version which should be out this week if all goes well. It was up, but had some errors, so I’m correcting them.

Other than that, everything is going fine and will get back to my novel before too long.

Printed, Waiting

Western Stories is in the mail. I should be receiving the proof tomorrow or the net day. From there, after approval, it will be on Kindle and available to the readers at a price to be determined, in the neighborhood of $3.99, free, or a little a higher. For the printed book, the price is set at $4.99 for now, and, if everything is okay, it will be on the market next week. Here is the front cover:


I kinda like the cover. The territory or landscape looks like the area around which most of the stories are written.

Finally, About Finished

My Collection of short stories is undergoing review and should be finished tomorrow.

Whoopee! This past week was aggravating and kept me busy getting the manuscript and cover of Western Stories uploaded without too many errors. It looks to me like it will be a fair production to read. I don’t personally care for the print, but I may release a different version later if I get too many complaints.

I ask my readers to post honest reviews on Amazon after they have read the collection. It will definitely help in the sales department. Thank you!

My blog time was eaten into heavily over the last few weeks and will shortly recover, although I will be working on my novel and other things which will have an effect on blogging. I will continue to work on this log to bring it up to date, so you will be seeing some new things popping up as we go along.



I think that represents swearing. If not it should. This past week was a lost item. I still haven’t uploaded Western Stories for publication, so the launch has been postponed. Each time I attempt an uploading something happens to the manuscript that wasn’t in it before. The latest was the sections were all changed and the page numbers 10, 20, 30, etc., were anchored, throwing off the numbering. Is this a virus? No, although I had some PUPs invade one program, which were deleted.

This week I will try it again with a new PDF meeting the Standards and converted from Word doc. and see what happens.  I will be forced to start asking questions if it is changed.

Another thing that went awry was signing into WordPress. It wouldn’t accept my password several times. Each time I was assigned a new password, but it just didn’t work. I guess this is computer life. If this gets published, the password worked and the previous blog will be published so the readers will not think I haven’t been inactive completely. .

Trouble and Good News

All week I’ve had trouble uploading my short stories what with the interruptions, errands, and other stuff, but finally got it done. It is still too early in the process to take a picture of the cover or I would include it here. I still have to go through the proof copy to make sure it’s what I want and the pricing and distribution channels.

The book will be available from other channels: like Kobo, Nook, etc., if it doesn’t cost too much. That will take me longer to make it available there due to the processing requirements. I like challenges and it might be more than I can undertake. Time will tell.

I’m thinking about sending my next book to a publisher and let them hassle it out. We’ll see.

Launching Soon

Western Stories, A Short Story Collection, will be coming out in the next week or two. The stories are comedic in nature, also satiric, especially Traveling to the Rockies in 1847.  They are great for high school-age students, as well as adults. That means everyone should grab a copy and be entertained for a while, and it may even be free for a time. Hooray! In the meantime enjoy the other blog, Bloggincurly here.

Interview With a Gunfighter by Neil A. Waring

Four-and-a-half questions, not five, because one is something that had already been asked, is the extent of the interview in this short story. I liked the interview, being short and not too complicated for the reporter. With each question, the old gunfighter relives the moment and takes some time to answer.He goes over in his mind the answer, showing his side and what he thought about at the time the event happened before he speaks.

Each reply requires him to think about it and take his time, and at one of the questions he goes outside and ruminates before answering. With the last question, he responds with a quote from Henry David Thoreau, and the interviewer takes her notes and goes back to the office to finish up.

An enjoyable, well written tale this Interview with a Gunfighter, and I look forward to more stories by Mister Waring, a Wyoming resident and writer of both fiction and non-fiction.


Hello world!

Welcome to the Cattle Dust Blog! You will be reading about Western novels, short stories, and other subjects as we move along from one subject to another. I will be looking for your comments, suggestions, and about anything you would like to say about this blog and the world in general as long as it relates to something in the blog.

I write a blog on Google with the title of Bloggincurly. You may have seen it or subscribe to it as a follower. I will maintain that blog for the time being and hope that you continue to follow.

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