Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Now that I have finished publishing "Coldiron - The Thieves" I have started a  new novel. I have named it THE FIREFLY CATCHER. It is about the adventures of a rascally fourteen boy and should be fine for both adult and young adult readers. By the way, Coldiron - The Thieves is selling very well. I'm glad that there are still many readers of Western novels. See my site 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dollars $ $ Vs Length of novels

To all my friends who have ever thought about writing a novel, here's some advice. I now have 22 novels published as ebooks. this after the print version is out of print. My books run from 50,000 words to 118,000 words. I make the same amount of royalty from each book no matter the length. So always write short novels. Half the labor, and it is time consuming labor, to write a novel. My last novel is Coldiron - The T

Saturday, August 17, 2013


I realized you had a book out I hadn’t read, "The Hitcher", so I downloaded it from Amazon, read it and once again thoroughly enjoyed the read.  It was entertaining, engaging, and quickly caught me up in the plot.   Had you begun your writing career in your 20’s you might have been another Steven King or Dean Koontz. I am impressed.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review of Wife Stealer

Today I received a welcome review of Wife Stealer.
"I have just finished Parker's novel, Wife Stealer. Wasn't sure how it would all end, what with such an ugly hero. But the emotion Parker put into the fellow and the girl he was afraid to approach because of his ugliness, and the action had a fine ending. I will try one of his Coldiron series." James Tunney  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cry when characters must die

I recently had an email from Thelma Bittinger, who had read my novel Skinner. She asked if I ever became attached to a character so much that when that character must die to make the story complete, I felt a sadness. The truth of the matter is, that I had tears in my eyes when I had to kill the character Peter Pipe in Skinner.
Another story about the Skinner novel, I was district manager of the Vale District of the Bureau Of Land Management at the time I wrote it. The chairman of my advisory boarad was named Skinner, and so that is how the name came to me. I wasn't sure how he would take my use of his name. But he just laughed and bought one.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Welcome review of The Highwayman

I have received a most welcome review of The Highwayman ftom Thomas Johnston he wrote, "I have just finished The Highwayman and found it a fine read. Especially where the main character Errin was trying to say alive on his small sailing boat in the stormy ocean near Antarctica."  See home site for other books.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book Sales

I need some advice. Two of my 20 books, The Shadow Man and Winter Woman, outsell the others by a large margin. I have been unable to determine why so that I can use the same approach on the remaining 18. Can anybody tell me the  reason. Is it the cover, the title, or just what? Check