Straight Outta Deadwood
I have a new David Cook story out! “The Petrified Man” takes place in Creede, Colorado in 1892 at the height of the silver boom after Jefferson “Soapy” Smith had settled in to become town boss and run a saloon, in addition to his other cons. One of them was a “Petrified Man,” which Soapy actually owned for a bit, and there my story divulges from history…
It’s virtually certain Soapy Smith and General Cook knew of each other, if in fact they weren’t actually acquainted. I decided to make them unlikely colleagues in this story. Though they’ve had a falling out, they have solved paranormal mysteries together when it suited both them both. Soapy Smith left Colorado in 1897, so they’ll have an opportunity to work together again in future stories.
Anyway this anthology has some great writers and friends in it. Go take a looksie!