SEEKING AN AGENT
After publishing my non-fiction book, Adventures in Yellowstone (Globe Pequot 2009), I found I had lots of great adventures left over, so I created a 14-year-old boy to live them. ”Macon’s Perfect Shot” is the result.
Macon Josey regrets that his father died before he could teach his son to shoot, but Macon hopes to learn when he travels to the brand new Yellowstone Park in 1873 with artist/photographer, Uncle Bird Calfee. During the trip, Macon not only becomes a sharpshooter, he has to use his new skill to save a sheriff’s posse from a band of murderous horse thieves.
In ”Macon’s Perfect Shot: A Yellowstone Adventure,” a 33,000-word middle-grades novel, Macon grows from a cowardly boy who lets himself be bullied into a self-assured young man. The turning point comes when Uncle Bird falls into a geyser and is scalded nearly to death. When Macon has to make his own decisions, he discovers the strength he needs to save his friend—and survive.