Ralph Compton stood six foot eight without his boots. He worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist. His first novel, The Goodnight Trail, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for Best Debut Novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Riders series and the Border Empire series. Carlton Stowers is the author of the Ralph Compton novels Comanche Trail and Phantom Hill.
Praise for the novels of Ralph Compton
"Compton offers readers a chance to hit the trail and not even end up saddle sore."-Publishers Weekly
"Compton writes in the style of popular Western novelists like Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey...thrilling stories of Western legend."-The Huntsville Times (AL)
"If you like Louis L'Amour, you'll love Ralph Compton."-Quanah Tribune-Chief (TX)