Peter Brandvold

Peter Brandvold grew up in the great statPeter Brandvolde of North Dakota in the 1960’s and ‘70s, when television westerns were as popular as shows about hoarders and shark tanks are now, and western paperbacks were as popular as Game of Thrones.

Brandvold watched every western series on television at the time, which affected him so deeply that he often dreamt he was tall and uncompromising Matt Dillon or the lantern-jawed Virginian until Big Ben rattled to let him know it was time for school. He grew up riding horses and herding cows on the farms of his grandfather and many friends who owned livestock, and of just wandering, chewing on a brome grass stem, across the open prairie, often heading for a remote train bridge under which he’d flatten pennies and nickels on the iron-gray rails, and sneak puffs off a homemade corncob pipe.

When he was around eleven years old, his great-uncle Henry, a World War I vet, sent him downtown to Rexall Drug one hot summer afternoon to buy them each a western novel to read in the shade while Uncle Henry sipped a Miller High Life, and young Brandvold nursed an Orange Crush.

The writer-to-be came back with Fort Starvation by Frank Gruber and Hondo by Louis L’Amour, both books he’d picked at random from the spinner rack. He’s been reading and loving everything western ever since. His affinity for the old times was nurtured by a grandmother and great uncles like Henry who told him sometimes wonderful, sometimes harrowing stories of growing up in pioneer times on the Great Plains—of living in sod shanties through bone-splintering cold Dakota winters, of cutting and wrapping flax straws to burn for heat when they ran out of buffalo chips; of following the well-worn buffalo trails to go berry-picking, of swimming in buffalo wallows, and of having wash stolen from their clotheslines by wandering blanket Indians.

Brandvold’s imagination has always lived and will always live in the West. He is the author of over a hundred lightning-fast action westerns under his own name and his pen name, Frank Leslie–a moniker he cadged off the notorious western hardcase, “Buckskin” Frank Leslie, whom “Mean” Pete Brandvold, nasty as a stick-teased rattlesnake, often dreams he actually is so that he’ll find himself snarling through breakfast until his dog reminds him who’s really in charge.


Novels

Shotgun Rider: A Western Double – More Info | Purchase

The Revenger: Omnibus – More Info | Purchase

The Bells of El Diablo – More Info | Purchase

Blood Mountain – More Info | Purchase

Rogue Lawmen, Volume 1 – More Info | Purchase

Rogue Lawmen, Volume 2 – More Info | Purchase

The Saga of Colter Farrow Omnibus – More Info | Purchase

.45 Caliber Series, Volume 1 – More Info | Purchase

.45 Caliber Series, Volume 2 – More Info | Purchase

Spurr Morgan: A Western Double – More Info | Purchase

The Weird West: Dust of the Damned & Canyon of a Thousand Eyes – More Info | Purchase

Yakima Henry

The Lonely Breed – More Info | Purchase

The Thunder Riders – More Info | Purchase

The Wild Breed – More Info | Purchase

The Killing Breed – More Info | Purchase

The Savage Breed – More Info | Purchase

The Dangerous Dawn – More Info | Purchase

Bullet For a Half-Breed – More Info | Purchase

Dead River Killer – More Info | Purchase

Revenge at Hatchet Creek – More Info | Purchase

Dead Man's Trail – More Info | Purchase

Redemption Trail – More Info | Purchase

Yakima Henry Collections

Yakima Henry Collection (1) – More Info | Purchase

Yakima Henry Collection (2) – More Info | Purchase

Yakima Henry Collection (3) – More Info | Purchase

Sheriff Ben Stillman Western

Once a Marshal (#1) – More Info | Purchase

Once More With a .44 (#2) – More Info | Purchase

Once a Lawman (#3) – More Info | Purchase

Once Late With a .38 (#4) – More Info | Purchase

Once Hell Freezes Over (#5) – More Info | Purchase

Once a Renegade (#6) – More Info | Purchase

Once Upon a Dead Man (#7) – More Info | Purchase

Hell on Wheels (#8) – More Info | Purchase

Stillman's War (#9) – More Info | Purchase

Once More Into The Breech (#10) – More Info | Purchase

Once More With a Vengeance (#11) – More Info | Purchase

Rattlesnake Convention  (#12) – More Info | Purchase

Stillman's Gun (#13) – More Info | Purchase

Stillman's Wrath (#14) – More Info | Purchase

Lou Prophet: The Complete Series

Volume 1 – More Info | Purchase

Volume 2 – More Info | Purchase

Volume 3 – More Info | Purchase

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