Hello. My name is Scott Dennis Parker and I write westerns under the S. D. Parker pen name.
My grandfather was the man who first introduced me to westerns. Paperbacks of all kinds filled his house in Tyler, Texas. I think he must have read every western multiple times over. His collection included Louis L'amour, Luke Short, Burt Arthur, Giles Lutz, Frank Gruber, and more. I inherited all those paperbacks save for the L'amours. Those went with my dad.
My western interests run the gamut. I enjoy classic novels from L'amour and Short but also modern authors such as James Reasoner, Robert Randisi, and Peter Brandvold. I love TV shows like "Maverick," "The Wild Wild West," and "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." My favorite western movies are too many to name and yes, they include the greats, but "Winchester '73," "Maverick," "Unforgiven," and "The Proposition" come to mind.
When I write westerns, I aim for one threshold: Would my grandfather enjoy the story? So far, I've answered yes to that question. I hope you enjoy the stories as well.
I am a charter member of Western Fictioneers, an organization of professional authors of western novels and short stories. For more information, click the icon.
I also write mysteries under my full name. Head over to http://scottdennisparker.com for more information.