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Sunday's Colt and Other Stories of the Old West
by Randy D. Smith

Step back into the exciting and humorous American West with several selected short stories and the novella, Sunday’s Colt from award winning Old West fiction and outdoor writer Randy D. Smith. Read fictional accounts of the death of the notorious man burner of the plains, Print Olive, and the first documented journey of the Santa Fe Trade in 1823. These stories are based upon actual period journals of the events and retold in exciting modern language to provide the reader unique insight into years of historical research. Join Ty Lee Driscoll and Red River Sam Bonnet in hilarious and touching short stories from a popular series featured in Read the West .Com. - some never before published. Finally, enjoy the touching story of a young man’s early life in turn of the 20th Century Kansas as it centers on an orphan colt. Based upon fictionalized accounts of the author’s family history of Kansas settlement and the challenges they faced, Sunday’s Colt is the perfect story to warm your heart, laugh out loud, and perhaps shed a tear or two. These aren’t your typical shoot-em-ups but stories meant for all ages to inform and entertain.

Sunday's Colt is now available in print. You can order it from your local bookstore or online from Barnes and Noble, Powells or Amazon.

BOSON BOOKS offers several novels by Randy Smith about the Old West. They are listed under Westerns on our Fiction page.

About the Author

Randy D. Smith is a professional grant, outdoor and historical writer. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in communication. He has over 300 articles published on hunting, conservation, reenactment, Old West history, outdoor activities and educational issues. For several years he was a columnist for Old West magazine. His column "Old West Gunsmith" dealt with historical firearms of the 19th century. He is a field editor for Blackpowder Hunting and was a contributing editor for Firearms Quarterly.

He is the National Public Relations Director for the American Federation of Old West Reenactors. He was the host/associate producer of the two-time Kansas Association of Broadcasters award-winning "High Plains Outdoors" for Smoky Hills Public Television. Smith has two nonfiction books currently in publication, The Black Powder Plainsman, A Beginners Guide to Muzzleloading and Reenactment, and Teaching Applied Communication, A Supplemental Curriculum Guide and Instructional Plan.

He serves as a consultant/coordinator for historic pageants and reenactment. He is a successful educational grant writer, raising over $8,000,000 in new grant funding since July, 1996 for the Dodge City community.