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Tales of Mason

04 Jul

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Welcome to the official website for Western novelist William F. Martin.  Please bookmark this site and check back often over the days ahead, as Mr. Martin debuts the adventures of Clint Mason online. 

The third book published in the Clint Mason series, School Teacher and Gunman is the actual beginning of the Tales of Mason; Stand Tough and Ride West complete the series. School Teacher and Gunman was published on this blog serially beginning in March, 2011, running through July, 2012. Second in the storytelling sequence comes Destination Santa Fe, followed by Phantom Rider and Rio Pecos Compound, the latter of which is being published here serially beginning in July, 2016.

You can also find Chapter One from School Teacher and Gunman, Destination Santa Fe, and Phantom Rider on this site, and each of these books’ full contents may someday return to this site.

Please also look around the site for additional information on Mr. Martin and his books. Your interest and feedback are greatly appreciated.

 
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Introduction: School Teacher and Gunman

12 Aug

Author’s Note: The third book published in the Clint Mason series, School Teacher and Gunman is the actual beginning of the Tales of Mason; Stand Tough and Ride West complete the series. School Teacher and Gunman was published on this blog serially beginning in March, 2011, running through July, 2012. Second in the storytelling sequence comes Destination Santa Fe, followed by Phantom Rider and Rio Pecos Compound, the latter of which is being published here serially beginning in July, 2016. Please consider picking up copies of all the Clint Mason books for yourself and a friend, and also look for the contents of these books on this site. Thank you very much for your interest.

Cover from School Teacher and Gunman

Book Three of The Clint Mason Series by William F. Martin.

San Francisco bustles with gold rush fever and excitement over the coming railroads. Into the middle of this roaring wild west arrives a young man with wits, poker skills and desires to get rich and build his own ranch and home. After nearly losing his life in a deadly fight over a card game, he’s given a second chance by an elderly school teacher.

As he follows his love for poker and his gun skills raise the stakes, can his determined mentor save him from falling to a faster gun?

Published: February, 2010
Format: Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages: 176
Size: 5×8
ISBN: 9781449083311

 
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School Teacher and Gunman: Chapter 1.

11 Mar

Author’s Note: The third book published in the Clint Mason series, School Teacher and Gunman is the actual beginning of the Tales of Mason. It was published on this blog serially beginning in March, 2011, running through July, 2012. This first chapter is still available and the book’s full contents may someday return to this site. Please consider picking up a copy of School Teacher and Gunman for yourself and a friend, and also look for the contents of other Clint Mason books on this site. Thank you very much for your interest.

Copyright William F. Martin. All Rights Reserved.

Clint Mason awoke with a tremendous headache and a sore body to go with it. He found himself sitting on the side of a bunk bed looking through iron bars into the face of an older, kind-looking woman with gray hair. His mind was a complete blank. It was like he was in a dream, but the pain coming from all parts of his body was all real.

In a very firm but friendly voice, the lady pronounced that he would probably live, but if he didn’t change his ways, life might be very short for him. The sheriff was summoned and a clean set of clothes were handed to Clint through the open jail door. The sheriff then pointed out the wash basin at the end of the cell block walkway and told Clint to clean up and put on the clean clothes. The lady and the lawman turned and left him alone in his misery.

The mirror over the water basin reflected a beat up face and bloody shirt that Clint could hardly recognize. Although Clint’s body was bruised and had a few cuts, the amount of blood on his shirt could not all be his. It took all his will power to keep from screaming when he pulled off his shirt and pants. Every part of his body ached, especially the insides. His stomach was in knots and he felt like throwing up. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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