WONDERFULLY WEIRD CONNECTION TO THE WILD WEST
by Rachel Fernandez
eSpec Books is pleased to announce that our newest release, The Weird Wild West, is dedicated to the parents of contributor Gail Z. Martin, Dr. Luther R. Zehner (1923-2013) and Frances T. Zehner (1923-2013). For three years, they lived on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and were adopted into the Lakota Sioux tribe in 1950. The publisher and editors felt this dedication was an authentically fitting tribute to the Zehner’s direct connection to Wild West.
Photo credit belongs to Frank Bennett Fiske, dated Oct 23, 1950. They were on the Standing Rock Reservation from 1947-1950.
The Weird Wild West
edited by Misty Massey, Emily Lavin Leverett,
and Margaret S. McGraw
The untamed frontier is a challenge, a test of character, a proving ground for the soul. It’s a place where pioneers rewrite their future, or end their days…for better or worse. In the spirit of Bret Maverick, Cat Ballou, Kwai Chang Caine, and James West, The Weird Wild West blends western grit with the magical and mysterious unknown that waits beyond the next horizon.
With thrilling stories by Jonathan Maberry, Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin, John G. Hartness, R.S. Belcher, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Misty Massey, James R. Tuck, Robert E. Waters, David Sherman, Tonia Brown, Liz Colter, Scott C. Hungerfold, Frances Rowat, Ken Schrader, Bryan C.P. Steele, Wendy N. Wagner, and a bonus story by New York Times bestselling-author Faith Hunter, you’ve hit the Mother Lode!