Cowboys are hot, rugged and sexy. The image of the cowboy dates back to before our great-grandparents were born when nickel novels shared the mad adventures of cowboys like Wild ‘Bill’ Hickok and “Buffalo Bill” Cody and more. These pulp fiction novels were wildly popular in the ‘civilized’ eastern states because it seemed difficult to imagine the rugged survivalists who lived off the back of their horses, wrangling cattle, wearing guns on their hips and meeting life on their terms.
That fascination has hardly changed today where the cowboy is as popular with readers as he is with writers. I grew up on a steady diet of Bonanza, Wild Wild West, The Rifleman, Big Valley and more. These shows all featured good looking cowboys doing what needed to be done.
Is it any wonder that my most recent release relishes life with stetson wearing cowboys (and girls) in the 1850s Texas west? The untamed land? The unforgiving weather? And a whole new world of possibilities are waiting for cowboys to explore. So in no short order, here are my top ten things that I love about … cowboys. Feel free to post your own thoughts and reasons. I’ll draw one or two winners from the comments to get a free copy of Marshal of Hel Dorado.
It’s X-Men meets Young Guns.
10 Things I Love About…Cowboys