S. M. Ballard
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the Raider.

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Susan's upcoming book signing events:

October 25th, 9 to 1 at the Pearce-Sunsites Library for the library's newest fundraising event. Join Susan and local craftspeople for a fun day. Lunch can be purchased from Horst who'll be serving up his amazing homemade brots and sauerkraut! For more info: 520-507-3692.

November 1st from 9 till 4 at Dragoon Daze on Johnson Road in Dragoon, Arizona. Craftspeople, food, entertainment!

November 28 and 29 is Old Pearce Heritage Days in the authentic ghost town, Pearce, Arizona; craftspeople, historic buildings, food, fun and entertainment. As always, admission and parking are free to the public. New this year is the celebration of the 100th birthday of Pearce Elementary School. Come join us in Pearce for a weekend of family enjoyment. All stores in Pearce will also be open for your shopping pleasure. For more info: 520-384-3105.

Come see Susan and witness the once a year coming alive of a real honest to gosh ghost town!

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by S. M. Ballard
KateAll About Arizona
Important People, Places and Events in the history of the State of Arizona
by S. M. Ballard

All About Arizona is a collection of previously published newspaper and magazine articles documenting some of the most important people, places and events in the history of the state. All About Arizona also includes light-hearted pieces and informational articles told in a manner certain to interest and entertain the reader.

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KateMURDER in Pearce
An Arizona Territory Mystery
by S. M. Ballard

Intrigue, mystery, murder, 1905, Pearce, Arizona Territory.

Micah Rogers is summoned to the gold rush boomtown of Pearce by a friend in desperate need of help. Indeed, the situation is one of life or death and involves a mysterious object men have killed to possess. This object found its way from Cuba to Arizona Territory among the belongings of a former member of the United States Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War, and by possessing it, the soldier has placed a bull's-eye firmly on his back.

No sooner does Micah Rogers set foot on the bustling Pearce streets than he is ambushed by men unknown and left to perish in the unforgiving desert. His discovery of a corpse tossed down a coyote hole is only the beginning of what lies ahead for the former Rough Rider/lawman.

Rogers' dangerous quest to prevent the murder of a friend while ferreting out what power lies behind the hunt to capture the unknown prize forces him to trust again in his own judgment, and in the judgment of another on the same quest.

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Katethe RAIDER
by S. M. Ballard
published by Goose Flats Publishing
Blue Moon division

The American Civil War, 1861 - 1865.

In an era fraught with upheaval and uncertainty, two boys from vastly diverse backgrounds learn they are not so different after all.

Vermonter, fourteen year old Martin Rogers, descended from the famous soldier and Indian fighter, Major Robert Rogers, dreams of life away from the family farm and yearns for the adventures of which he has only read of in books. Dreams become reality when he stumbles upon a wounded Confederate corporal, Shelby Kingdom. For Marty, life changes forever and growing up is forced upon him. It is a challenge he accepts, if not wholeheartedly, with courage and determination.

Texan, Shelby Kingdom, is sixteen years old and already a veteran of several crucial civil war battles. His incarceration as a prisoner of war in one of the North's most heinous prison camps leaves him scarred and ready to serve the Confederacy in any way possible. In this, his last assignment, he will go against all odds to prove himself a worthy son of the South.

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Doc Holliday's DelemmaDoc Holliday's Dilemma
by S. M. Ballard
Short story now available for Kindle at

The story, Doc Holliday's Dilemma, offers insight into the good doctor and focuses on the difficult life choices he's forced to make. Dilemma coincided with the release of the second in Susan's Doc Holliday trilogy of novels, Holliday in Tombstone.

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by S. M. Ballard
(The first book published by Goose Flats Publishing - Blue Moon division)

Sexy, savvy, smart, in love with one man yet drawn to another, Hungarian born blue blood Mary Katherine Haroney, aka Kate Elder, lives life on the edge. And the edge in Tombstone , Arizona Territory, circa 1880, is a dangerous place indeed.

Kate's love, dentist/gambler, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, is a hairsbreadth from death. With his days numbered due to the consumption killing him, Doc seeks to make sense of a life too quickly ebbing away, his drinking and volatile behavior driving Kate into another man's arms. The other man is Holliday's despised nemesis, gunman and Cowboy, Johnny Ringo.

Yet who really stands in the way of Kate's life with Doc Holliday? Is it her paramour, Ringo, or is it perhaps Doc's closest friend, her fiercest rival for Holliday's devotion, Wyatt Earp?


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by S. M. Ballard
(Book 1 of S.M. Ballard's Doc Holliday Trilogy)

Borrowed Time Book CoverIn the days before they became legends, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, a Georgia dentist turned gambler whose constant companion is the specter of early death, and Wyatt Earp, a rough hewn frontier lawman saddled with a taciturn nature and an iron clad sense of justice, forge an unlikely alliance to hunt down the brutal killers of a young Dodge City woman.


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by S. M. Ballard
(Book 2 of S.M. Ballard's Doc Holliday Trilogy)

Holliday in Tombstone book coverJohn Henry "Doc" Holliday and Wyatt Earp embark on what will be the most tumultuous years of their lives, lives spent in and around "The Town Too Tough to Die", Tombstone, Arizona Territory. Together they face life and death situations, meet new demands and make life altering decisions. Doc Holliday, dentist, gambler and lawman will face these challenges with typical Holliday aplomb. It will be the obstacles he faces in his personal life that will try his very soul.


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Death tades a HollidayDEATH TAKES A HOLLIDAY
by S. M. Ballard
(The final book of S.M. Ballard's Doc Holliday Trilogy)
NOW AVAILABLE! The final installment of S. M. Ballard's Doc Holliday trilogy, DEATH TAKES A HOLLIDAY

When John Henry "Doc" Holliday died at age thirty-six in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, he left behind more than a reputation. He left a son. Would the boy live down the lies or live up to the legend?

Death Takes a Holliday follows Henry McKey Holliday's transition from unsure youth to confident, accomplished adult in the turbulent Arizona Territory of the waning years of the 19th Century.


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