Gold, gunfire and horseplay make for a dangerous and exciting mix for Jane, a newcomer to frontier Montana. The neglect of her parents gets her nicknamed “Calamity,” but her fearless nature and skill at the gambling table makes her the toast of the town.At the same time, robbery and murder escalate, resulting in the loss of a friend – and Jane knows who leads the gang. But can she rally the town and bring the killers to justice? FINALIST, 2016 WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDSFINALIST, 2016 ROSSETTI BOOK AWARDSPraise:”The details of life in the 1860’s Montana mining town are rich, and the quick-moving tale is well-situated in the tradition of 20th century frontier town novels, such as Jack Schaefer’s Shane.” – Kirkus Reviews
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Bryan Ney M.D. writes compelling historical fiction from his home base in Malibu. He is an occasional co-conspirator in his wife’s reality TV ventures, and an avid tennis player. Friends have encouraged him to write about his interest in near-death experiences and related topics, but he is afraid of then being roped into starting a new religion. His Debut novel, “Calamity Jane: How the West Began” has been a finalist in four contests:Western Fictioneers YA/Children’s division Seventh Annual Peacemaker AwardChanticleer International Book Awards, Rosetti YA division 2016The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2016Literary Classics Book Awards 2017For the background history of 1860’s Montana as found in his book visit his website:www.bryanney.com