Dave P. Fisher                        
Author & Western Humorist

Double Diamond Books                      
  
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Award Winning, Internationally Published Author
 

       
  Dave P. Fisher
Award Winning Author
   Western and Action Adventure novels

 

 

 This is the official site for author Dave P. Fisher
You'll find information here about his novels,
Short Stories,
and a little about Dave himself.

Each available book and CD has it's own page with feature information.
Please click on the titles above to be directed to the individual pages.

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The western movement during the 19th century played a major role in the history of America. 

Here was born the mountain men, cowboys, gunfighters, outlaws, and the
lawmen who tamed a wild country. 

It was a land where a man's honor was in his spoken word and his handshake.

It wasn’t a myth, as some claim it was, it really happened, the "old west" as it is called,

was an historical fact.




But -- does the telling of it have to be in the person of Hopalong Cassidy or Lone Ranger?
Does it have to be written in the "western formula" fashion of the 1940's and 50's where every story is only a rehash of those that have gone before, where only the names and locations are changed? The same story over and again.
To be perfectly honest that is why readers of the 21st century don't like westerns.

On the other hand


Why can't a novel set in the 1800's American West tell a story about the people of that time, the situations they encounter, and the problems they overcame in a realistic manner?
Why can't such a story fit into the modern categories of Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Crime, Police Procedural, and Conspiracy?
Those categories work for Medieval and Victorian novels where horses are ridden and people travel in coaches. So, it's not the lack of modern structure.
  They work because today's reader can relate to the story.
Stories set in the 1800's American West can be written in the same way.


That is what I do with my novels. Each is a unique story, not a rehash.
Are they Westerns?  According to categorization they are.
Yet, they plot around mystery, suspense, investigations, lawmen, crooks, private investigators, crimes to be solved, and conspiracies to overcome.


A few of my novels as an example:
Virgil Creede involves a crime lord and the investigation to bring him down.
The Turning of Copper Creek where a US Marshal investigates a criminal organization.
Zak Doolin's Gold plunges a young man into a mystery against a murderous woman.
Jury of Six involves crime, conspiracy, and mystery regarding the disappearance of two men.
The Poudre Canyon Saga follows the growth of two brothers' families in the West and the crimes, mysteries, and personal growth amidst their loves, victories, and losses.


Interesting stories are what you will find in all of my novels.

I have had readers say, "I don't like westerns, but I like yours because they are different."

Read a couple and you will find out that these are not your typical westerns.


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Bronc Buster - Short Stories of the American West
Winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best Western Fiction
is now available as a Kindle ebook

Kindle Page



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Jury of Six


Winner of the 2014 Will Rogers Medallion
Gold Medal
for Best Western Novel






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Two New Novels
from Dave P. Fisher





The Hanging of August Miller

(Western Trail Blazer Publishing)


August Miller – Texan, Indian Territory Marshal, former Confederate cavalryman, and a man who never accepted the South’s surrender. All around him he sees the ill effect of the Confederacy’s loss as the Northern victors lord it over the defeated South and carpetbaggers gather in the spoils
like so many vultures.
Feeling short-changed at every turn, and seeing his family suffer because he wore gray, only serves to fuel his seething animosity toward all things Yankee. In a desperate act fueled by his rage, he strikes a blow against the hated oppressors and finds himself a wanted outlaw on the run.
Seeing himself as a Confederate patriot, August strikes another blow for the South which leads him down a road where he is both hero and villain... until he realizes that his life is spiraling out of his control, that he has lost more than he ever gained, and all that lies at the end of the road is a rope.






The Outlaw Hunter

(Double Diamond Books)


Eli Warren didn’t consider himself a bounty hunter. He hunted outlaws like some men hunted wolves or mountain lions. The bounties he collected were simply payments rendered to a workman, and he was a man good at his work.
Under Eli’s flint-hard exterior, that was merciless to outlaws, ran a wide streak of kindness that showed itself the day he picked up a starving orphan in Dodge City and took him along. He soon learned that the twelve-year-old Rob Slater harbored a common intent with him – to run down the elusive Parson gang. He for the $10,000 reward, and Rob, because Jude Parson had murdered his folks. Rob asked Eli to teach him the trade so one day he could look Jude Parson in the eye and square things with the killer.
Under Eli’s tutorage the two came to turn the outlaw world on its ear until the day Eli honored his brother’s dying request and took his young daughter into his care touching off a series of unexpected changes that would forever mold their futures.




Novels Page

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tJanuary 2013
Watch This Space
for something new each month


Every month Dave posts a new Short Story or Novel excerpt.

Click on the title below,  or use the button at the top of the page,
to be taken to the new Monthly Feature.



January 2015


The Hanging of August Miller

Excerpt from the novel
published by Western Trailblazers




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Flies that are tied with top of the line materials. The trend for many stores is to buy in mass bulk from the cheapest foreign sources possible and pass them off to you at the same price of American tied flies.  

I have been tying professionally for over 35 years. 

 If the fly is not one I would use, then you won't end up with it either.

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