Author has written 59 stories for Rawhide, Tombstone, Combat!, and Misc. Movies.
I'm thrilled to announce the publication of three more books. "The Raider" is a young adult historical fiction novel based on a true story - the northernmost raid by the Confederacy on the Vermont town of St. Albans during the American Civil War. "The Raider" is published by Gooseflats Publishing in Tombstone, AZ and is also available on my website and as an ebook through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Diesel and others.
Book number two is put out by Arcadia and is a collaboration; "Images of America: Pearce and Sunsites." It's due date is October 24th.
And book number three should be in my hands by the end of November and is published by Gooseflats. It's titled "Murder in Pearce" and is my first mystery. The action takes place in Pearce, Arizona Territory during the gold rush, circa 1905. If you've read "Death Takes a Holliday" you'll discover two or more familiar 'faces' here.
My first romance novel, "Kate" is out from Gooseflats Publishing in Tombstone, AZ. What does this mean for you, the reader? It means you can own your own copy of "Kate" with all the extras, including deleted scenes added. It also means soon "Kate's Lover" will no longer be available on fanfiction. Get your copy now from the publisher at www.tombstonetimes.com, on Amazon.com in Kindle form, from your local Arizona bookstore or directly from me, autographed, at www.smballard.com. Cost is 9.99 plus shipping. Get your copy now! And yes, I take Paypal. :>
Book News Update! It's here! Death Takes a Holliday, the final book in my John Henry "Doc" Holliday trilogy is now available! Get your copy, all 400 plus pages through the publisher at www.trebleheartbooks.com in trade paperback or digital form, or at my website, www.smballard.com (which I highly recommend since I can personally autograph your copy to whomever you so choose. Heck, I'll even gift wrap it for you)! So get your copy today!
Book News! The sequel to Borrowed Time, Holliday in Tombstone also published by Treble Heart Books, is now available! If you enjoyed Revelations you'll love this extended version! Available in both trade paperback and as a download. Check it out at www.trebleheartbooks.com/SD-SMBallardpg2.html and thanks!
Book News! My western novel, originally titled Dodge City and now christened Borrowed Time is finally available in trade paperback as well as a PDF download or an HTML download. Check it out at or at my website, www.smballard.com, where you can order an autographed copy with a personalized dedication. If you enjoy my Doc Holliday/Wyatt Earp stories, you'll love Borrowed Time, the prequel to Revelations. Borrowed Time is now available on Amazon's Kindle! Check it out at Amazon.com.
My life centers in and around Cochise County, Arizona where I live with my husband, a peach tabby kitten named Luka, a bull terrier, Scarlett, three year old Nokota geldings, Lakita's Moon and Smokey, Hunky and Spunky, baby miniature donkeys and five Pekin ducks. For info on the rare Nokota horse breed, trot on over to The Nokota Horse Conservancy at www.nokotahorse.org
I started writing fan-fic around 1989, beginning with the "War of the Worlds" tv show and have been at it in several genres, including "Combat!" "Twelve O'Clock High," "Beauty and the Beast," "Star Trek," "Rawhide," and the movies "Predator" and "Tombstone," ever since. In fact, I've posted a "Combat"/"Twelve O'Clock High" story which you'll find listed under "Combat." It's titled, A Team Player. I've also added a "Combat!"/ "War of the Worlds" tv show first season crossover. Check it out under "Combat!" It's titled His Squad Now.
Can't say I have a favorite movie; there are just too many to list! My favorite tv shows right now are "Burn Notice" and "The Mentalist." I do watch "Survivor," but it's my guilty pleasure! Just started watching "Lawman" on the western channel.
My favorite characters to write for are Sergeant Chip Saunders as played by Vic Morrow in "Combat!" Sheb Wooley's Pete Nolan from "Rawhide" and Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday from "Tombstone." Actually, my favorite historical character is John Henry 'Doc' Holliday, a very multi-dimensional and misunderstood man around whom controvery has always swirled. Talk about being handed a raw deal. If you happen to be in to crossovers, I have one featuring a very young John Holliday. Check it out under the TV catagory "Rawhide." It's titled, When the Time Comes.
I write mostly for fun, but I'd be a liar if I said I didn't enjoy reading feedback. If it's good, it's like a warm pat on the back. If it's bad, well, it just makes me work harder the next time! Good or bad, all feedback is welcomed so read and respond, please! One thing I don't understand is how a story might have upwards of 100 hits, but no feedback! If you like it, let the author know! If you hate it...likewise! Just make yourself known.