Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Gayle Martin
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  • Tucson, AZ
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A Donner Party Winter
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All the wild heavy winter weather around the country has brought back memories for me of the time when I lived in Truckee, California, back in the early 1990s, and we experienced a really heavy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dirtrider Dec 30, 2010.

The Siege at Fort William Henry--an Old West "Prequel"
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Most people would probably equate Indian wars as a strictly Old West phenomenom, but in reality this sort of thing goes all the way back to Colonial America.By the mid 18th century the two dominating…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Boniface Nov 18, 2010.

 

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Gayle Martin and Bat are now friends
Mar 6
Bat commented on Gayle Martin's blog post We're Baaack!
"Great news to know your up and running again and best wishes. Thanks for accepting me on back onboard. Bat"
Mar 6
Carbine commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Parking Meter Paid
"Just when I was thinking our candle was about to get snuffed out you come thru again Gayle. I don't know if we really deserve a renewal but this is like a Territorial Governor pardon at the top of to 13th step leading to the gallows. This is…"
Jul 22, 2016
Carbine commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Yes I'm Alive and Well
"Thanks for sharing the news with us Gayle. May your experience be a lesson to all of us - Don't take a simple fall lightly. Get well soon. By the way Grandson # 2 has started reading your "Luke and Jenny Gunfight at the OK Corral". He…"
Jul 3, 2015
Gayle Martin commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Yes I'm Alive and Well
"The head injury was confirmed by the ophthalmologist, and, after the CAT scan, I was told I had a "hidden" brain injury. This as also effected my equilibrium, (but not that much), and, for a time I also experienced complications with a pre…"
Jul 2, 2015
dirtrider commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Yes I'm Alive and Well
"It is good to see you here, Boss.  It is apparent that ning is letting us back on today."
Jul 1, 2015
Gayle Martin posted a blog post

Yes I'm Alive and Well

Well, sort of.I've been busy writing romance novels under the name Marina Martindale, and running my book publishing company, Good Oak Press. Five Star Publications, who published my Luke and Jenny historical novels for young readers, has taken the books out of print, and I've been hesitant about republishing them under my own banner. Granted, the history remains the same,…See More
Jul 1, 2015
Mel Graf commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Senior Moments and Feedback Needed
"Gayle, Leave the print editions alone and don't let them go out of print.  Books are not like computers where the minute after you buy one it becomes "obsolete."  Technology changes so fast now and there's no reason to…"
Jun 11, 2013
dirtrider commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Senior Moments and Feedback Needed
"yup"
Jun 9, 2013
dirtrider commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Senior Moments and Feedback Needed
"There ya go, Gus....... howinhell ya gonna read yer kindle when all there is to read by  is firelight or oil lamp?  After a day of work (check yer dikshunery fer wut thet is) a good book is good company.  Without power, ya got a tray…"
Jun 9, 2013
Carbine commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Senior Moments and Feedback Needed
"Dirt, Morg & Dan- You boys all bring up good points, and all valid too. Please excuse me as I wipe my weeping eyes as Dan done choked me up ..... Don't know about y'all, but I like to read in bed before I sleep. At times…"
Jun 7, 2013
dirtrider commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Senior Moments and Feedback Needed
"I do not own a kindle. Have no intention of doing so. It would seem to be a part of our gadget loving society. Cannot imagine curling up by the fire with another gadget. Books have a warmth and a personal feeling to them.  I envy a large…"
Jun 7, 2013
Gayle Martin posted a blog post

Senior Moments and Feedback Needed

Sorry I haven't been around--busy with that trying to earn a living thing. Then I couldn't remember my user name to log back into Ning... Senior moments. I seem to have them more than usual these days.Meantime I need some feedback...I published my last Luke and Jenny book back in 2010, and decided to leave it as a trilogy. I covered a good bit of historical material--the Earps and the O.K. Corral, Billy the Kid, and Frank and Jesse James. For those who are unfamiliar, the books are written for…See More
Jun 6, 2013

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Author and Living History Speaker
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cooking, quiltmaking, cake decorating, photo graphy

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Gayle Martin's Blog

We're Baaack!

Hi everyone:

I got an email yesterday afternoon from ning. They've realized the error of their ways, (i.e. they're now under new management), and they are bringing back the ning mini. As soon as Dirtrider returns we'll get the site all pretty again.

I will also be signing the site over to Dirtrider. He's been running the place for the past few years, while I've been having some serious issues with my vision. It started with a bad fall I had in the summer of…

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Posted on January 20, 2017 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Yes I'm Alive and Well

Well, sort of.

I've been busy writing romance novels under the name Marina Martindale, and running my book publishing company, Good Oak Press. Five Star Publications, who published my Luke and Jenny historical novels for young readers, has taken the books out of print, and I've been hesitant about…

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Posted on July 1, 2015 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

A Sweet Western Romance

As most of you already know, I've switched writing genres and I'm now writing contemporary romance. To that end, I rent a lot of romance movies on Netflix. I watched one last night that also happened to be a western. It was made in 2003 for the Hallmark Channel, and it's called, Love Comes Softly.

Love Comes Softly is the story of a young bride who comes west with her husband. No sooner do they arrive and he is accidentally killed. She's left on her own with…

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Posted on September 1, 2013 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

The New Lone Ranger Movie

Yesterday I read quite a blog review of the new Lone Ranger movie, and I can sum it up in one sentence. Don't waste your hard-earned money. I knew something was up when they cast Johnny Depp as Tonto, as opposed to a Native American actor. Granted, I like Johnny Depp. He's a fine actor, but he's known for playing eccentric characters, and according to what I'm reading, this interpretation of Tonto isn't just eccentric, it's downright bizarre. Tonto is a few bricks short of a load…

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Posted on July 4, 2013 at 8:55am — 4 Comments

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At 8:33pm on August 4, 2012, dirtrider said…

Hya, Boss

At 7:09pm on June 25, 2010, Carbine said…
No need to blush Gayle. You've done a fantastic job here. Thank you.
At 1:42pm on March 1, 2010, dirtrider said…
Howdy Gayle,
Got the Gunfight at the OK Corral and Billy the Kid books today. Very attractive cover work, as is Riding with the James Gang. Thank you for signing them for me, it was a nice touch. These books may be targeting youth, but I find them very interesting, holding my attention, well written, leaving a "I was there" feeling for the reader. They are interesting and have great story flow.

I would personally like to see a book on the human side of the Younger family. There is a great deal of the human side that has not been told of them.

Dirtrider
 
 
 

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