Last Real Cowboy will be coming out in May 2017
I sent this manuscript to the editor's again . I edited and checked it one more time and hopefully eliminated all the errors and sloppy places. Now I must wait 60 to 90 days to see if they like it and want to print it.
The Last Real Cowboy
In 1871, Jonathan Calhoun sets out on a journey to find meaning in his life. He works at his father’s magazine office in New York City where he has an easy existence, no real purpose, and a fiancé who likes the good life. Jonathan needs an adventure, a chance to do something important – he needs to learn how to become a real man. He takes the assignment to go to Texas to work on a cattle drive and sketch pictures to send back for the magazine.
Jonathan rides the stage to Armadillo Flats with great anticipation, but when he arrives, he is disappointed and apprehensive. He sees the flat, dusty, lonely middle of nothing and worries about what he has gotten himself into. Then he gets to know the skillful cowboys on the ranch like Rattlesnake and Whiskey Bill and Cookie, the cook, and learns a new way of life on the wide-open land.
In his quest to find out who he wants to be, Jonathan lives some life changing experiences from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas to Montana and must decide which life is the most meaningful –one as a rich man with Rebecca Ann or the free life as a cowboy.