Book 2 in the Clown William series coming soon!
A reluctant 1870s gunslinger with Tourette’s and a quick draw . . .
When William escorts the lady Emily over the mountains and into Lincoln, New Mexico he finds her brother John in a battle for survival in the infamous Lincoln county War. The sheriff and his posse of hired killers, secure under the protection of the courts and the governor, have a stranglehold on the town.
Eastern newspapers called Lincoln "the most dangerous street in America".
And that was before William arrived.
Winner of the Arizona Authors' Association Literary Contest
When William’s father kicks him out of his Kansas home, no one—including William—thinks he’ll amount to much. William suffers from an ailment that causes him to twitch uncontrollably. Of course, this is strange behavior to folks on the frontier. Needless to say, it’s tough for William to make friends.
William’s strange tic insults an outlaw. Forced to defend himself, William discovers his condition gives him phenomenal speed and accuracy with a six-gun.
In Trinidad, Colorado, William struggles to keep out of the way of two railroad giants fighting to control the town. He wants to pick up and leave. But he has a new friend and she needs his help.
William just wants to fit in somewhere. But people keep picking on him. People with guns.
William isn’t the cliche strong and silent Western hero. His strange tics and uncontrolled vocalizations make him a target of every tough-guy on the plains and a pawn in every powerbroker’s scheme. “Clown William” introduces a protagonist who struggles to overcome an all-consuming affliction while searching for his moral compass and embracing his unexpected gifts. I cheered for William the way I did for classic Jimmy Stewart characters. I was thoroughly embedded in the wild and lonely world in which Elno paints this loveable character. I found myself driving through pages desperate to know how William would outwit everyone and escape with both his life and honor intact. A wonderful new Western voice, and a character you’ll want to ride in the stagecoach with for many episodes.
Sneak Peek at Chapter 1
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