Raised when cowboys were “king” on TV and in the movies, Mart Shaughnessy got into horses late in life, but showed his appaloosas to four World Championships. Reining horses were his first love, and he was privileged to show some great ones. Trail riding was a very close second.
Mart has a Masters Degree in education and spent twenty years teaching and coaching football, then went into the family business until retirement. His first published work was a short story, Frontier Justice, which won the genre fiction category of the 2OO9 Writers Digest 78th Annual Writing Contest.
He and his wife, Patty, live on fifteen acres in Gavilan Hills, California, with six horses and two dogs. Their twin sons and their families love to visit “The Ranch”
Is Rod Gantry one of the special ones – a Time-Walker?
The only son of an Irish-American father and a Native-American mother, Rod Gantry is a package of contradictions. A modern horseman, he is skilled in tracking and the use of firearms, but the death of his beloved Sara has him contemplating ending his loneliness.
When a rogue, five-toed cougar returns, Rod finds a new purpose and sets out to track and kill the mountain lion. He follows the big cat into a cave in the Canelo Hills. They emerge in the 19th century.
Runs-Too-Swift, a character from his past, awaits him and sends Rod on a mission to correct a mistake in history. Can Rod adapt and survive in the Old West? What will happen if he corrects the mistake – or what if he fails?