Tony Sanders Author

The Long Gun books are relaxing, engaging, fun reads with the tiniest bit of the consequence of ethics.

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Shorty's Proclamation

"Occasionally for no apparent reason, triggered by an unlikely force, over the saga of time, a chain of events will unfold. They carry on of their own accord, forging ahead with their own momentum, until they culminate, on their own terms."

Samuel “Shorty” Small -1863


Welcome to This is the site for the new Western Novels "Long Gun - Day of Consequence" and up coming "Long Gun - Intruder on Dust Creek."


"Long Gun – Day of Consequence" defines the lot of a fatherless frontier child striving for manhood. On July 4th, 1876, during the Centennial Celebration in the tiny town of San Benito, in the San Joaquin Valley of California, fatherless, five-year-old Jimmy Longhon, without malice or for-thought, avenges the death of his best friend, Cisco the elder. Evading the influence of the dodgy reputation he inadvertently earned as a child, he seeks a trouble-free life. As luck would have it he does survive. He learns and follows a path as a weathered, trail savvy cowpuncher with quiet, honorable, intensity. Only a cowboy would persevere and prevail over the consequences brought on by his escapades and transgressions. Tolerating numerous stumbling blocks he ultimately returns to the love of his life, Elsie Cutchel. She, of course, discovers his hidden past that took place 200 miles south in the Pueblo de Los Angeles. Over the course of 113-years in the Wild West, he traverses a labyrinth of love, hate and adventure along the dusty, bygone roads of old California. The Spanish ease their dominion. The cowboys stake their claims. The story culminates in one more act of random kindness to Little Walt, his life long antagonist.

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