Tumbleweed Tumblings Mark Greathouse
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Tumbleweed Tumblings

Western Tales & Verses

Release Date: 11/22/2022


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Y’all are invited on this journey along this trail blazed by Tumbleweed Tumblings: Texas Tales and Verses. Climb into this literary saddle and enjoy a ride through the American west. The short stories are embellishments, back stories, or expansions of characters from my novels. Have y’all wondered in reading my Tumbleweed Sagas at the stories that drove the likes of the wise Comanche chief Three Toes or created the evil Horatio Thorpe? What drives protagonist Texas Ranger Luke Dunn’s striving for justice? Grit, adventure, and passion are woven throughout these pages. You can sense the aromas of gunsmoke, trail dust, and bluebonnets. And there’s poetry. As observed by famed poet T.S. Eliot in The Metaphysical Poets (1921), “Poets in our civilization, as it exists at present, must be difficult…The poet must become more and more comprehensive, more allusive, more indirect, in order to force, to dislocate if necessary, language into its meaning.” This anthology above all else is about the values that underlie America. It is like much of my authoring in that I strive to capture the essence of the freedoms, of the opportunities, of the second chances, associated specifically with the American west. Y’all do enjoy.

About This Author

With Nueces Grit: Texans Answer the Call, fifth-generation Texan Mark Greathouse continues his passion for writing coupled with the love of history and his own Texas cultural heritage.  He has woven an epic fictional adventure in an historical setting.  As author, business executive, investor, entrepreneur, educator, and parent, he has led by example through business and community leadership roles.  He holds degrees from the University of Maryland (BA) and American University (MBA). A published author of fiction and poetry, including Tumbleweed Sagas Nueces Justice, Nueces Reprise, Nueces Deceit, and Nueces Blood, as well as the biography Nicholas Dunn: The Making of a Texas Legend, he is a member of the Western Writers of America and several poetry and writing groups.  He has been a Defiance Press & Publishing author since early 2019.  With their raw edginess, the Tumbleweed Sagas deliver a series of tales of a Texas Ranger courageously bringing justice to the vast frontier of the Texas Nueces Strip of the mid-1850s.  Greathouse delivers compelling YouTube videos at Tumbleweed.me and posts on Facebook at Tumbleweed Sagas.  Greathouse, his wife, and two sons live in Southern Pennsylvania a stone’s throw from a longhorn cattle ranch, and he dreams of retiring to Texas and his Texas family roots.

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