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To Andrew Maxwell and his family, it seems everyone in their tiny frontier town of Sawtooth Wells is out to get him, his wife, Theresa Many Clouds, and their two adopted mixed-race children. Andy is a prominent citizen whose mother owns the biggest ranch for miles around, but he is part Negro. Many Clouds is full-blooded Arapaho, and their two children adopted are mixed-race Caucasian and native American. The family makes convenient targets for those hostile to the notion that people of non-European descent would live among them at all.
No wonder the little family has a tough time living a peaceful existence on the small plot of land they’ve carved out for themselves. Like mosquitoes love blood, those hungry for money, power, and swarm toward anything that smells of riches. Enter an unscrupulous corporation, a gang of plutocrats, and a clique of politicians and you have the SWINDLE IN SAWTOOTH VALLEY.
This western thriller, set in 1914 Northern California, is rich in suspense, history, and romance. Andrew and Many Clouds struggle against the avaricious forces that seek to destroy their love and the homestead they’ve struggled so hard to establish. It is a tale that will keep you spellbound and leave you wishing there were more pages to turn once you’ve finished.

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Thank you for sharing
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hi there carl
John Partridge
Congratulations on the new novel!
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What's the story behind the book covers?
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Wow 6 books! How long did it take you to publish all those?
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Was your family supportive about you becoming a writer?
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If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
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Hi Carl, congratulations on the new novel, great to sit here in Norway and listen to you. Vibeke
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After you published your first book, did your writing process change or improve?
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Waited for ReadersMagnet to no avail
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will tyr again on Tuesday morning
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I love the energy! What will you be talking about today?
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good to see you again!
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Who is your inspiration for Bonita?
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What do you want readers to take away from reading the entire saga?
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Great read! Thanks for sharing excerpts of your book to us!
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Great session with you, Carl! Glad you also mentioned my favorite: The Yellow Rose
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Love the beautiful cover of Bonita
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Good morning sir!
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Hey Carl! Sending love from Louisville KY
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This is Jessica. Loved visiting your booth today digitally and excited about your session. Great work ⚡️⚡️
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Has it always been your passion to write?
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My grandma is named Consuela.
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Thank you sir!
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The poems though smile smile
Mario-RM
hi carl !
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what a nice cover you have there!
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i like to have a copy of that book. so interesting story
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looking forward for that book!
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when's your next live ??
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Are the characters inspired from real people?
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What made bonita close to your heart?
Fairgoer2056
Are some of the scenes in any of your books situations that you have experienced?
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who is an author within this same genre that you admire?
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Is bonita a sad story?
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hi Carl 👋👋
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what is your favorite plot device? what did you use in your novels?
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who's your favorite character on your book ?
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While writing about your characters, did you ever imagine yourself in their shoes?
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What time of day do you usually write? Does the time of day affect your creativity?
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Which book among your novels is the most enjoyable to write?
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What is your inspiration on writing your book? How do you come up with the cover?
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what motivates you in wwiitng ??
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writing*
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that cover is really great!
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you really have a great book. It is nice for it be a movie!
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Are there some real historical events that is on the yellow rose? Or is it pure fiction?
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is any continuation for the yellow rose ?
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this is very informative. I had no idea that Texas was a country years ago
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Why yellow rose?
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Is there a story behind it?
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To Andrew Maxwell and his family, it seems everyone in their tiny frontier town of Sawtooth Wells is out to get him, his wife, Theresa Many Clouds, and their two adopted mixed-race children. Andy is a prominent citizen whose mother owns the biggest ranch for miles around, but he is part Negro. Many Clouds is full-blooded Arapaho, and their two children adopted are mixed-race Caucasian and native American. The family makes convenient targets for those hostile to the notion that people of non-European descent would live among them at all.
No wonder the little family has a tough time living a peaceful existence on the small plot of land they’ve carved out for themselves. Like mosquitoes love blood, those hungry for money, power, and swarm toward anything that smells of riches. Enter an unscrupulous corporation, a gang of plutocrats, and a clique of politicians and you have the SWINDLE IN SAWTOOTH VALLEY.
This western thriller, set in 1914 Northern California, is rich in suspense, history, and romance. Andrew and Many Clouds struggle against the avaricious forces that seek to destroy their love and the homestead they’ve struggled so hard to establish. It is a tale that will keep you spellbound and leave you wishing there were more pages to turn once you’ve finished.

Swindle in Sawtooth Valley: Maxwell Family Saga 3

To Andrew Maxwell and his family, it seems everyone in their tiny frontier town of Sawtooth Wells is out to get him, his wife, Theresa Many Clouds, and their two adopted mixed-race children. Andy is a prominent citizen whose mother owns the biggest ranch for miles around, but he is part Negro. Many Clouds is full-blooded Arapaho, and their two children adopted are mixed-race Caucasian and native American. The family makes convenient targets for those hostile to the notion that people of non-European descent would live among them at all.
No wonder the little family has a tough time living a peaceful existence on the small plot of land they’ve carved out for themselves. Like mosquitoes love blood, those hungry for money, power, and swarm toward anything that smells of riches. Enter an unscrupulous corporation, a gang of plutocrats, and a clique of politicians and you have the SWINDLE IN SAWTOOTH VALLEY.
This western thriller, set in 1914 Northern California, is rich in suspense, history, and romance. Andrew and Many Clouds struggle against the avaricious forces that seek to destroy their love and the homestead they’ve struggled so hard to establish. It is a tale that will keep you spellbound and leave you wishing there were more pages to turn once you’ve finished.

The Maxwell Vendetta

Early California, 1908. Andy Maxwell sets out to solve the mystery surrounding the stabbing death of his younger brother outside a San Francisco bar. He’s certain the murder is part of a vendetta against his family, but frustration and suspense mount as he fails to convince authorities that the killing is anything more than the sad consequence of a brawl between a pair of drunks. The police, the U.S. Army, even his mother refuse to entertain the possibility that the killer, Michael Yellow Squirrel, is one of a clan who intends to wipe out the Maxwells and their California Sierra Nevada ranch. Andy’s quest for the motives and perpetrators behind the scheme carries him from California to Wyoming and deep into his family’s pioneer past and psyche, where he unearths disturbing secrets about, among other matters, his own racial heritage. It also plunges him into a romantic dilemma involving a blonde debutante and an Arapaho princess. Although Andy’s initial purpose is to foil a conspiracy against his family, his journey eventually leads him to question not only his own values, but also those of the frontier that spawned and nourished them. This historical thriller, the prequel to another gripping historical novel, The Second Vendetta, is set nearly one hundred years in the past, yet The Maxwell Vendetta embodies themes as contemporary as racism, political corruption, and sexual exploitation. In short, contemporary America mirrored in a novel of early California.