CELEBRATE 200 YEARS OF TEXAS RANGERS (1823 – 2023)!
I’m pleased to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Texas Rangers. Notably, my ancestry includes at least four Texas Rangers: cousins John “Red John” Dunn, Matt Dunn, Rut Evans, and my grandfather Horace Greathouse.
NEW RELEASE: NUECES TRUTH: TEXANS FACE WAR’S REALITIES
I’m excited to announce the release on April 4 of my sixth Tumbleweed Saga published by Defiance Press & Publishing, Nueces Truth: Texans Face War’s Realities, featuring Texas Ranger Luke Dunn bringing justice and redemption to the vast prairies of war-torn Texas of 1864-1865. The story aims to draw you in with grit, adventure, and passion, as you sense aromas of gunsmoke, leather, trail dust, and bluebonnets. This novel above all else reflects the values that underlie America as defined by the western frontier. It is like much of my authoring in that I strive to capture the essence of the freedoms, the opportunities, the second chances, woven into the very soul of the America’s western frontier. Importantly, I’ve walked the very ground trod by my characters. Do purchase your copy of Nueces Truth: Texans Face War’s Realities online in print or eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or other popular online booksellers. Be careful, as you just might find yourself drawn into my earlier Tumbleweed Sagas novels. Follow my posts on Facebook at Tumbleweed Sagas, Instagram at Tumbleweed_Tumblings, learn more at my Tumbleweed Sagas website at Tumbleweed.me, and visit my author website at MarkGreathouseAuthor.com. Y’all please do make Nueces Truth: Texans Face War’s Realities that special gift for friends and family or satisfy your own inner cowboy or cowgirl.
TUMBLEWEED TUMBLINGS: WESTERN TALES & VERSES
My spellbinding anthology published by Defiance Press & Publishing, Tumbleweed Tumblings: Western Tales & Verse features backstories of fan-favorite characters from my signature Tumbleweed Sagas interspersed with more than a dozen exclusive selections from my own western poetry. The stories aim to draw you in with grit, adventure, and passion. You can even sense the aromas of gunsmoke, trail dust, leather, and bluebonnets. This anthology above all else reflects the values that underlie America as defined by the western frontier. It is like much of my authoring in that I strive to capture the essence of the freedoms, the opportunities, the second chances, woven into the very soul of the American West. Importantly, I’ve walked the very ground trod by my characters. Do purchase your copy of Tumbleweed Tumblings: Western Tales & Verse online in print or eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or other popular online booksellers. Be careful, as you just might find yourself drawn into the my Tumbleweed Sagas novels. Follow my posts on Facebook at Tumbleweed Sagas and learn more at my website at Tumbleweed.me. Y’all make Tumbleweed Tumblings that special Christmas gift for friends and family.
AUTHOR EDITING & BETA READING SERVICES
Tumbleweed is excited to now offer contract editing services and beta reading services to book authors. We are committed to helping author books achieve their full potential. Tumbleweed’s Mark Greathouse, in addition to having five western genre novels, a teen novel, poetry book, and a biography published, now offers authors the benefit of his more than 40 years of experience in writing and editing across multiple genres and forms of writing. As editor-in-residence, he assures authors that, “The Chicago Manual of Style has long been my trusty ‘editing bible’ of choice.” Greathouse holds a BA in English from University of Maryland in addition to an MBA in marketing from The American University. Tumbleweed’s editorial services include the traditional range of full copy editing, including identification of inconsistencies and advice as to style and content. Additionally, Tumbleweed is pleased to offer beta reading services to afford authors an initial independent perspective on their work. We are also pleased to recommend Armadillo Proofreading for proofreading and formatting services. Contact us via www.Tumbleweed.me for pricing and for further information about Tumbleweed’s editing and beta reading services.
Who is Tumbleweed?
As I tell it, my dear cousin Jim Holmgreen took note of my tendency to randomly travel about from one destination to another during my frequent visits to Texas. So, Jim nicknamed me “Tumbleweed.” I rather took to it.
I came up with the idea for a blog to post mostly about the west, its history, and my writings and videos. I already had experience with a since discontinued life-advice blog. So in addition to a place to host videos about my books, I needed a blog name that would expand on random thoughts, topics, and stories about life in general. Tumbleweed seemed ideal, and so it goes. It rolls along, but it can be thorny. To date, my publisher (Defiance Press & Publishing) has published six of my Tumbleweed Sagas, an anthology of my short stories and poems, and a biography of Nicholas Dunn. Upcoming is the seventh Saga, another biography, an alt-history novel, and a another Texas Ranger epic.
By way of further introduction, I’m a retired business executive, entrepreneur, private equity investor, educator, and community activist that turned to a new career authoring western genre fiction. I am a member of Western Writers of America and belong to a handful of state and local book writing and poetry groups. I hold a BA and MBA, but those really don’t matter all that much in the scheme of things. My wife and I plan to move to Texas in the near future.
Tumbleweed Talks Videos
I strive to deliver compelling “Tumbleweed Talks” videos via YouTube, as I seek to become a leading voice for subscribers to achieve personal significance by crafting messages of finding meaning in life, establishing a relationship with God, and rising above everyday life challenges through parallels with the taming of the American west. Of course, the themes within my Tumbleweed Sagas novels, beginning with Nueces Justice, also appear in brief videos. My videos are also posted to my Facebook page at Tumbleweed Sagas.
The Tumbleweed Sagas
As a fifth-generation Texan, I’m pleased to introduce my Tumbleweed Sagas and my Texan biographies (another is in the works). You can also find me on the author pages at Goodreads and Amazon. I’m available to groups for author book talks, signings, and interviews.
Tumbleweed YouTube Video Index
See the new TUMBLEWEED TALKS VIDEO INDEX in the website NavBar.