Gary McCarthy

Gary McCarthy

Gary McCarthy is the author of fifteen published American historical and thirty-four westerns novels. In 1993, his “THE GILA RIVER” won the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award as the best historical paperback novel of that year and “RIVER THUNDER” won the 2009 Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Best Audio Book. His 1991 “RUSSIAN RIVER” California historical novel and 2003 Arizona Western novel “RESTITUTION” were Spur Award Finalists. In 2019, he was awarded the Life Achievement Peacemaker Award by the Western Fictioneers.

McCarthy received widespread recognition for his extremely well researched novels relating to our NATIONAL PARKS and his highly popular OUR AMERICAN WEST VOL. 1-4 SERIES. He is the creator of the THE DERBY MAN and the THE HORSEMEN SERIES. McCarthy has also worked on other successful series including RIVERS WEST, GUNSMOKE, RAILS WEST and the longest running series of them all…LONGARM. He has also written three Script Stories based on his New York Published novels.

The author is well suited to writing about the American West; he grew up with horses and received a B.S. degree in Animal Science and an M.S. in Economics from the University of Nevada. Before becoming a full time novelist, McCarthy was employed as an economist.  He is very interested in Native American cultures, especially the Navajo, Hualapai and Hopi and historical preservation of southwestern western archaeological sites. McCarthy had been president of two Rotary Clubs and served on many community boards.

Gary McCarthy has over five million books in print and resides in Arizona with his wife, Jane. He enjoys hiking and horseback riding in the Grand Canyon Rim Country when he is not traveling the Southwest in search of new stories upon which to base his next novel.


Novels

Satin And Silver — More Info | Purchase

Bordertown Justice — More Info | Purchase

Blood Brothers — More Info | Purchase

The Buffalo Hunters — More Info | Purchase

Restitution — More Info | Purchase

Mando — More Info | Purchase

Elvis And Cowboy Charlie — More Info | Purchase

Sodbuster More Info | Purchase

TranscontinentalMore Info | Purchase

Gold And LaceMore Info | Purchase

The Horsemen and The Derby ManMore Info | Purchase

 

Series Work

The River Series

The American River (#1) — More Info | Purchase

The Gila River (#2) — More Info | Purchase

The Humboldt River (#3) — More Info | Purchase

The Russian River (#4) — More Info | Purchase

The Cimarron River (#4) — More Info | Purchase

The Colorado River (#5) — More Info | Purchase

The Horseman Series

The Horsemen (#1) — More Info | Purchase

Cherokee Lighthorse (#2) — More Info | Purchase

Texas Mustangers (#3) — More Info | Purchase

Blue Bullet (#4) — More Info | Purchase

Stallion Valley (#5) — More Info | Purchase

The Horsemen OmnibusPurchase

 

The Derby Man Series

The Derby Man (#1) — More Info | Purchase

Showdown At Snakegrass Junction (#2) — More Info | Purchase

Mustang Fever (#3) — More Info | Purchase

The Pony Express War (#4) — More Info | Purchase

Silver Shot (#5) — More Info | Purchase

Explosion At Donner Pass (#6) — More Info | Purchase

North Chase (#7) — More Info | Purchase

Whiskey Creek (#8) — More Info | Purchase

The Rebel Of Bodie (#8) — More Info | Purchase

The Rail Warriors (#9) — More Info | Purchase

The Comstock Camels (#10) — More Info | Purchase

The Derby Man Omnibus — Purchase

Sisters of Wyoming Series

Sisters of the Wyoming Mountains (#1) — More Info | Purchase

Sisters Of The Wyoming Plains (#2) — More Info | Purchase

Our American West Series

Our American West (#1) — More Info | Purchase

Our American West (#2) — More Info | Purchase

Our American West (#3) — More Info | Purchase

Our American West (#4) — More Info | Purchase

 

National Parks Historical Fiction Series

Grand Canyon Thunder (#1) — More Info | Purchase

Mesa Verde Thunder (#2) — More Info | Purchase

Yellowstone Thunder (#3) — More Info | Purchase

Yosemite Thunder (#4) — More Info | Purchase

River Thunder (#5) — More Info | Purchase

Maddie O'Brien Series

Maddie O'Brien's Wild Turkeys — More Info | Purchase

Maddie O'Brien's Christmas Donkey — More Info | Purchase

The Medicine Wagon Series

The Fighting Doctor (#1) — More Info | Purchase

Teton Mountain Fever (#2) — More Info | Purchase

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