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About stan

Author of eight novels featuring the adventures of Deputy U.S. Marshal Merlin Fanshaw, Stan Lynde is a fourth-generation native Montanan and the creator, author, and artist of two highly acclaimed syndicated cartoon strips, Rick O'Shay and Latigo. He lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, with his wife, Lynda.

Happy Birthday, Boss

On the night before Christmas, Conniption’s streets lie empty and dark. The shops and stores of the town are closed for the night, slumbering under a blanket of fresh snow. Only the saloon shows signs of life as a single … Continue reading

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Free limited edition Rick O’Shay print to new subscribers!

This promotion is over. A note to Stan’s biggest fans, old and new: In celebration of the upcoming Amazon Kindle release of Stan’s newest novel, Saving Miss Julie, and for a very limited time, new subscribers to Stan Lynde’s Facebook, … Continue reading

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From the Cutting Room Floor

(In its October 2011 issue, True West published an interview with me in its popular What History Has Taught Me feature. The interview was well received, and I’ve heard from a number of the magazine’s readers since it appeared. However, … Continue reading

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A Letter from Moses

Charlton Heston was my friend. We met only once, for a few hours at his Beverly Hills home. A dozen letters, a phone call or two, and a score of Christmas cards mark the full extent of our communication. And … Continue reading

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I Tell Stories

I tell stories. I tell sad stories, glad stories, best-you-ever-had stories; stories of then and stories of now, stories of when and stories of how. But mostly I tell stories of the American West and of the people who lived … Continue reading

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