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Charlie Steel, Tale-Weaver Extraordinaire, is a novelist and internationally published author of short stories. Steel credits the catalyst for his numerous books and hundreds of short stories to be the result of being a voracious reader, along with having worked at many varied and assorted occupations. Some of his experiences include service in the Army, labor in the oil fields, in construction, in a foundry, and as a salvage diver. Early in his life he was recruited by the US Government and spent five years behind the Iron Curtain. Steel's work has been recognized and reviewed by various publications and organizations including Publisher's Weekly, Western Fictioneers, and Western Writers of America. Steel holds five degrees including a PhD. He continues to read, research, and collect western literature. Steel lives on an isolated ranch at the base of Greenhorn Mountain, in Southern Colorado. (www.charliesteel.net)

Charlie Steel

BIOGRAPHY  AND  BIBLIOGRAPHY

Charlie Steel, TALE-WEAVER EXTRAORDINAIRE,
(born 1945) is a western novelist and internationally published short story
writer.

Steel has worked at many assorted occupations starting at the age of ten.  
Some of his experiences include service in the Army, labor in the oil fields, in
construction, in a foundry, and as a salvage diver.  Early in his life he was
recruited by the US Government and spent five years behind the Iron Curtain.  
He became an expert on the East German 110 mile corridor between Berlin and
Helmstedt, Germany, and wrote a cautionary report on traveling the route for
the US Government.  His undercover assignments monitored Russian activity.

He attended eight universities: Delta College, University of Maryland, Saginaw
Valley University, Northern Michigan University Marquette, University of
Georgia, Fairfax University, Freie Universitate Berlin, and the University of
Michigan and currently holds five degrees including a PhD.  He continues to
read, research, and collect western literature.

Charlie Steel is a member of DAV as well as the VFW.  For one year he served
as commander of a VFW Post.  He is a member of two western associations,
including Western Writers of America.

Since the discovery of Charlie Steels manuscripts in 2002 by Condor
Publishing, Inc., his short stories have been published by such varied
magazines as The Fence Post, The Lakeshore Guardian, Canada's Story Teller,
The Shootist, and others.

From 2005, Condor Publishing, Inc. has secured contracts with magazines for
Steel’s short stories ensuring monthly publication for years to come.

For 40 years Charlie Steel was a prolific writer and his hundreds of manuscripts
are still being compiled and edited.  Steel specialized in two types of writing,
western literature and nostalgic pieces.  Condor Publishing, Inc. owns all rights
to his work.

Charlie Steel lives on an isolated ranch (at 7800 feet) at the base of Greenhorn
Mountain, in Southern Colorado.

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Should you desire to look at or purchase any of these well written quality
stories, for first or second publication rights, please contact Condor
Publishing, Inc. by e-mail at gheath@condorpublishinginc.com or telephone at
626-825-1415




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FIGHT FOR WET SPRINGS  
DESERT HEAT, DESERT COLD AND OTHER TALES OF THE WEST

AUDIO BOOK:
THREE DAYS UNDER THE SUN & OTHER TALES OF THE OLD WEST

NONFICTION ARTICLE:  
TRADITIONAL WESTERN FICTION

ANTHOLOGIZED:
JOSHUA'S VOICE - in - SIX-GUNS AND SLAY BELLS
YOU BIG, UGLY, STUPID PIG - in - ROPE AND WIRE WESTERN SHORT STORIES VOL. 4

SHORT STORY CONTEST WINNERS:
FOR THE LOVE OF A WOMAN
OLD MAN DYING
THE DEVIL, THE GAMBLER, AND THE GIRL
BUFFALO BONES

STORIES:
BAD CHARLIE SMITH
BOY ON THE DESERT  
DANDELIONS AND THE GARDENS
DEAD MAN'S SONG
DEATH COMES IN THE AFTERNOON
DEATH COMES LINGERING
DESERT HEAT, DESERT COLD
FOR THE LOVE OF A WOMAN
GRANDMA GIVES NO QUARTER
GRANDPA LOOKS OVER HIS LAND
HARD TIMES FOR BILLY O'REILLY   
HISTORY, A HEAVY, HEAVY, BURDEN (THE DAY JFK DIED)
HOT DESERT, HOT ROCK, HOT SNAKE
KID ON THE RUN  
LAMENTATION FOR BLACK KETTLE'S CHEYENNE
LITTLE SAMMY TUCKER AND THE STRANGERS
MOUNTAIN MAN COMES HOME
MY DAD, HUNTING, AND A CHRISTMAS TREE
MY FATHER, MY OLD MAN
NOT A COWARD  
NUISANCE AND THE GIRL
OLD MAN IN THE ROCKING CHAIR
ON THE EDGE
SOMETHING IN THE WOODPILE
THE ADVENTURES OF OTIS, ROBERT, AND CHARLES
THE BOY
THE BROKEN KEY
THE COWBOY BOOTS
THE DEER HUNT
THE DUST STILL RISING
THE LAD FROM NORWAY
THE PERFECT DAY
THE RAIN POURS ON
THE TROUT
THREE DAYS UNDER THE SUN


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A LAST CHANCE FOR HAPPINESS
ARCHIBALD
BILL HENRY
CONFLICT ON THE WILLIAMS RANCH
FORCED GUN
JUST FRIENDS
MAIL ORDER BRIDE
MY OLD MAN WAS HARDER THAN NAILS
NO MONEY, NO NAME
POOR WHITE TRASH
SEAN
STARTING A NEW LIFE
THE FORTY-NINERS
TOO LATE CHARLIE
TOUGH OLD CHARLIE
TWO WOMEN CONQUER THE WEST

YOUNG ADULT FICTION:

         CORNELIUS KOGELSCHITZ GOES WEST


STORIES:
A BAD DREAM
A BAD MAN DOES GOOD
ABRAHAM GOES OUT OF HIS MIND
A BLACKSMITH GAINS A COMPANION
A BOYHOOD MEMORY
A BRIGHT NEW DAY
A BRIGHT SUMMER SUNDAY AFTERNOON
ACID RAIN
A GOOD DAY TO DIE
A KILLER GETS REPRIEVE
ALICIA'S COURAGE
A LITTLE BOY SKIPS SCHOOL
ALIVE BUT IN HADES
ALL YOU LOVE IS EVENTUALLY MURDERED BY THE HANDS OF TIME
A LONG SUMMERS DAY
A PRIVATE CONVERSATION
A RUN FROM BULLIES
A RUNNING GUNMAN MAKES A DECISION
A WESTERN CARD GAME
AN EAGLE BORN
ANGRY FATHER, WILD SON
ANOTHER INDELIBLE MOMENT
A TALE OF ULI PAPPENFUSS
A TRAPPER AND THE BIG STORM
A WESTERN CARD GAME
AT THE BUBBLING SPRINGS
BETTER NOT TO HAVE SPOKEN - 1776
BIG JIM
BLACK-HEARTED MAN FROM WICHITA
BILLY JOE
BORED RANCHER
BURIED WITH MALICE
BURIED ALIVE
BUY HER AND RIDE
CAT METAMORPHOSIS
CHANGE OF LIFE
CHARLIE LATTIMORE
CHARLIE NOTHIN MUCH
COWBOY AND INDIANS NEVER DIE
CROSS ROADS
DANCE WITH DEATH
DARKNESS AND REVENGE RIDE ALONE
DEATH AND DROUGHT OF 67
DEATH AND SURVIVAL HAVE NO BOUNDARIES
DEATH AND TAXES
DESPERATE WORLD, DESPERATE PEOPLE
DREAMING TO LIVE
DROUGHT
FAITH AND BETRAYAL
FIGHT TO THE LAST BREATH
FINAL RETRIBUTION
FINITE TIME
FLASH OF LIGHT
FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND
FOR THE SAKE OF MY MOTHER
FRAGMENTED MEMORIES
FROM OUT OF THE DESERT
GOLD UNDER THE HOT SUN
GOOD AND EVIL
HANDSOME YOUNG DRIFTER
HAPPY
HIRED KILLER FINDS PEACE
HEADING DOWN THE HIGHWAY
HENRY PUGH WOULD NEVER SHIRK HIS DUTY
HUNGRY LIZARD
INNOCENCE LOST
IN SEARCH OF THE YANKEE DOLLAR
INTO THE MOUNTAINS
IRISH LAD IN AN AMERICAN WAR
IT'S ALL A DREAM
IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE
JENNIFER'S RANCH
JUSTICE IS NEVER GIVEN
JUSTICE WITH A GUN
JUST SHOOT
KATY BENNETT
KID TAKES A DIFFERENT TRAIL
LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN
LAST STAND, LAST JOURNEY
LEAVING AN OLD LIFE
LIFE AND DEATH
LIFE GOES ON
LIFE’S REVENGE IN TRINIDAD COLORADO
LONE MAN STANDING
LONE WOLF
LOST AT SIXTEEN
LOST SOUL
LOST YOUTH
LOVE AND WAR
LOVE, LIFE, AND DEATH
LUNGER IN CANYON CITY
MISTER BIG SHOT
MORTIMER AXEL SPENCER
MOUNTAIN MAN AND THE IRISH COUPLE
MY BROTHER AND ME
MY FATHER
MY FATHER DIED
MY FATHER, MY OLD MAN – REVISITED
MY FRIEND SAYS
MY GRANDSON AND ME (Part 1)
MY GRANDSON AND ME (Part 2)
MY LOVING FAMILY
MY MOTHER AND ME
MY MOTHER AND THE FIFTIES
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
NEVER HURT ANYONE
NEVER TOO LATE TO FISH
NICK JONES
NO ROOM FOR ERRORS
NOTHING LEFT TO LIVE FOR
ODE TO ZEST SOAP
OLD MAN DYING
OLD MAN WILLIAMS
ON THE AuSABLE
ON THE STREETS
OPENING DAY
PACO
PARADISE
PARTNERS
PENNY TROUBLE
PETS AND STRAYS
PRAIRIE GIRL
PUMPKIN PIE
PURE SCIENCE FICTION
RICH MAN’S JUSTICE
RIDERS AT RYE COLORADO
RUFF AND THE BOY PUP
RUNNING FEAR
SAND LILY OF THE DESERT
SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER

         SHELTER IN THE WOODS
     SHOT AND LEFT TO DIE
     SLIM CHANCE OR NONE
     SPINSTER LADY

SPORTS STAR FOR A DAY
STEP OVER OR AROUND
STILL BREATHING
STRUGGLE TO THE LAST BREATH
STRUGGLING DOWN THE TRAIL
STUCK IN A HOLE
SUMMER VACATION 1956
SUNDAY MORNING SUNRISE
SUNLIGHT ON THE POND
THE BORED RANCHER
THE BLACK-HEARTED MAN OF WICHITA
THE BLUE ROAN
THE BULLHEAD
THE CAT OF THE PLAINS
THE CONTINUED SECRET LIFE OF AN AMERICAN HUSBAND
THE DRIFTER
THE DRUMMER BOY
THE DYING STRANGER
THE EAGLE SCREAMS
THE ENGLISH FOOL
THE FAILURE MAN
THE FOREIGN COWBOY
THE GOLD, THE UTES, AND MY LIFE
THE INDIAN
THE LONG SLEEP
THE LOST STRANGER
THE MAGIC LAMP
THE MAKING OF A BAD WESTERNER
THE MAKING OF A WESTERNER
THE MAKING OF RYAN O’BRIAN
THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE NAME OF A TOWN
THE MAN WHO NEVER BECAME PRIEST
THE MINER AND THE GREENHORN
THE OLD MAN AND THE GIRL
THE PINKERTON MAN
THE PREACHER AND DOC HOLLIDAY
THE PREACHER'S SON
THE PROFESSOR
THE PROFESSOR GOES WEST
THE REVENGE OF BRADEN MARTIN
THE SADDEST MAN ON EARTH
THE SCARECROW MAN
THE SILENT MAN
THE SMELL OF WOOD SMOKE
THE STABLE BOY
THE STEALING OF HENRY MORGAN'S RANCH
THE STORE CLERK
THE STRANGER
THE TOWN DRUNK
THE TRAIN AND THE IRISH BOY
THE TWO-LEGGED BEAST
THE WAY OF LIFE - OUR STORY
THE YOUTH, THE CANDY, AND THE STRANGER
THREE POUNDS OF GOLD
TIRED OLD MAN, INQUISITIVE YOUNG BOY
TO BECOME A SOLDIER
TOMMY TUCKER AND FISHING
TO MY LAST BREATH
TOO BAD TO BE GOOD
TOO OLD TO DIE
TRAPPER JOHN
TWO BOYS GO OUT ON THE TOWN
TWO GREENHORNS
TWO LIVES, TWO MEN, TWO HATES
TWO MEN
TWO O’CLOCK TUESDAY AFTER TUESDAY NEXT
VAGABOND
WHAT IS A MAN?
WHEN THERE’S NO HOPE LEFT
WHEN YOU CAN FALL NO FURTHER