Above is a line-up of books authored by Deloris Reeves. Under Western Skies, Sheriff of Last Chance, Miss Molly O’Brian, Surprises in Bull Montana Sombrero, and Lash Laramie. Books in a series are: The Christmas Star, A Man Called Rivers, and River’s Miracles. Another series is: Leith Oakley, Montana Cowboy, The Double O Ranch, and Troubles on Double O Ranch (available later, 2017). A non-fiction offering is, My Growing up Years.
Submitted by Beverly Clinkingbeard, Westboro, Mo.Deloris Reeves says she isn’t a writer but a “teller of stories.” She lives quietly in Tarkio, Mo. The characters that carry forth western adventures are couched in a philosophy of, “A true measure of a man does not lie in the material he possesses, but the spirit that possesses him.” A vivid imagination, a love of western motif and cowboys (she credits early memories and movies of Gene Autry for this) all come together in eleven paperback novels.
Deloris writes the stories on a manual typewriter and sends the pages to her daughter, Charlotte Reeves Terhune, Arlington, WA, who has a small business called, Semi-Serious Artist. Daughter Charlotte designs the covers and makes ready the story for distribution with Amazon.com, available in paper book or as an e-reader.
A departure from the western theme into a non-fiction story by Deloris is, My Growing up Years. The setting for this life story is Atchison County and Sheridan, Worth County, Mo. Charlotte Terhune has also published a non-fiction book, The Autobiography of Jesse Reeves, her father, as well as two children’s fiction books entitled, There’s a Possum in the Pillows and The Pig Farmers, also available on Amazon.com.
If you want a good read where the cowboy is a nice guy, eager for justice, mannerly with the ladies, and keeps his pants and boots on, then gallop along with Lash Laramie, Leith Oakley or Sombrero.
Thanks, Deloris, for sharing your stories and keep that little typewriter humming. We look forward to the next adventure.