Join us for a LIVE Author Talk with Jim Jones and R.G. Yoho Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Jim Jones is the author of “Halo Moon”.

About the Book: “Halo Moon” : As Jared Delaney rides home from a cattle drive to Colorado, he is haunted by a nightmare of menace and impending change, signified by the moon encircled by a hazy band of light… a halo moon. When he arrives in Cimarrón, he is shocked to discover that his friend and mentor, Sheriff Nathan Averill, has been murdered. Against his wife’s wishes, he agrees to seek vigilante justice to avenge Nathan’s death. Estranged from his family and friends, Jared travels the perilous trail to vengeance, unaware that a truly evil man is stalking him and his family at the same time. Refusing to accept the counsel of those close to him, he finds moral guidance from an unlikely source- a young man with a checkered past on the run from the law. Will the end justify the means? How many people will die along the way?

About the Author: Jim Jones is the author of five novels set in northern New Mexico in the late 1800s: The Lights of Cimarron, The Big Empty, and the Jared Delaney series, including Rustler’s Moon, Colorado Moon and Waning Moon. His novella, “Scarecrows,” appeared in the Five Star Anthology, Perilous Frontier. His sixth novel, Halo Moon, will be published in July of 2022 by Five Star Publishing. His songs and books are about the West … cowboys, horses & cattle, cattle rustlers, the coming of the train … songs about people and land, rivers and mountains, the beauty of the Western sky. With the 2022 release of his album, “Words & Music” along with the 2021 release of his album, “Good Days Are Comin’,” Jim has produced twelve Western/Folk albums. His book, “Bolo the Brave” was a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist in the Storyteller/Illustrated Children’s Book category. He was the Western Music Association’s 2014 Male Performer of the Year and winner of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award 2022 Outstanding Original Western Composition, the International Western Music Association 2019 Song of the Year, Academy of Western Artists 2016 Western Song of the Year and Western Writers of America 2013, 2017 and 2021Spur Awards for Best Western Song. Jim lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

R. G. Yoho is the author of “The Nine Lives of Charles E. Lively: The Deadliest Man in the West Virginia-Colorado Coal Mine Wars”
About the Book:
The West Virginia and Colorado Coal Mine Wars of the early twentieth century was a tumultuous and violent time in our nation’s history. At the center of this saga is Charles Everett Lively, perhaps one of the deadliest of the undercover agents of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency.
Lively’s blue-collar coal mining roots allowed him to move quietly among the miners, but his brief stint working the mines held little allure for him. Lively became one of Baldwin-Felts’ most effective undercover operatives and among their deadliest men. His activities included running a popular restaurant within which he gathered valuable intelligence. Local union leadership even held meetings in his establishment. Lively once did jail time in Colorado so that he could infiltrate miners who were locked up at the time. R.G. Yoho scoured every known source to bring this figure out of the shadows and provide a valuable piece to this fascinating yet overlooked period of American history and shines a light for the first time into the intrigue surrounding this controversial figure.
About the Author:
R.G. Yoho is a West Virginia native with a passion for history and tales of the American West. A Spur Award finalist, he’s the author of the five-book Kellen Malone Western series as well as books of historical fiction and nonfiction. His varied career includes speaker, radio talk show host and political columnist, as well as laboratory technician and process operator in the chemicals industry.
Yoho’s most recent book is a biography, “The Nine Lives Charles E. Lively: The Deadliest Man in the West Virginia-Colorado Coal Mine Wars.”
Along with being a proud member of the Western Writers of America and was recently named the Spur Chairman for the organization, Yoho is also a past president of the West Virginia Writers, Inc.
He currently resides near the banks of the Ohio River with his wife of 40 years. They have three children, a nephew who is like a son and nine grandchildren.
To learn more about R.G. Yoho, please check out his website at:

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