Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. He worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist. His first novel, The Goodnight Trail, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series. Ralph Cotton is a former ironworker, second mate on a commercial barge, teamster, horse trainer, and lay minister with the Lutheran church. There are millions of Ralph Cotton books in print worldwide.
Praise for the novels of Ralph Compton
"Compton offers readers a chance to hit the trail and not even
end up saddle sore."--Publishers Weekly
"Compton writes in the style of popular Western novelists like Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey...thrilling stories of Western legend."--The Huntsville Times (AL) "If you like Louis L'Amour, you'll love Ralph Compton."--Quanah Tribune-Chief (TX)