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About reaviszwortham

Reavis Z. Wortham is the author of The Red River Mysteries from Poisoned Pen Press, and the Sonny Hawke thrillers from Kensington Publishing. Book 7 in the Red River series, Gold Dust releases September 4, 2018. Book 2 in the Hawke series, Hawke's War, releases May 29, 2018. The Humor Editor for Texas Fish and Game magazine, he's also a columnist for a number of newspapers and is a frequent contributor for magazines. For more fun, visit his web page at for photos, appearances, reviews, and a little look back into history with a glossary of east Texas words used in both books. Happy Perusing.


So there sat all the members of the Hunting Club, dumbfounded and howling with glee, along with dozens of other patrons in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Cafe. “Justice has been served,” Doc said as the ambulance left. “I … Continue reading

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Sounds Like a Broken Bone

It wasn’t the mounds of snow that looked like the surface of a golf ball that was startling, it was a strange crackling sound that scared me to death while following the War Department down a Squaw Valley ski slope. … Continue reading

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My friend, editor, and fellow writer, Don Zaidle, is gone. He was only 55 years old He called me a few years ago to talk about this end we’ll all face. “I  think you understand me more than most people. … Continue reading

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My gues blog for The Campaign for the American Reader, Writer’s Read

So I’m guilty of Blog Neglect. But there’s a reason. I’m lazy. To make up, here’s a link to a guest blog (I know, the cobbler’s shoes) but you might like to see what’s new in the world of fiction. … Continue reading

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This Word is Like, Amazing

Of course we all have much to complain about, and truthfully, there is little to complain about. It’s human nature. Some people will complain about today’s blog, and others will be infuriated to the point of grading the following essay. … Continue reading

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An Interview With The Characters Of The Red River Mystery Series

The tiny Lamar County farmhouse buzzed with voice as many residents of Center Springs, Texas, arrived for our first interview with the characters of the Red River Mystery series. Those to be interviewed gathered around the table, while spectators listened … Continue reading

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Virtual Blog

Thanks for tuning in. The following is my part of the Virtual Blog Hop, that has been skipping across the web for the past several months. I’m pretty bad about neglecting this blog page, and this little exercise forces me … Continue reading

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