Author: Jerry A Matney has spent decades researching the Native American tribes who once ruled the Plains, along with the mountain men who often lived with them. Jerry has traveled throughout Montana, Wyoming and Colorado to familiarize himself with the homeland of the Crow and Arikara. His research led him to the study of Pine Leaf (Woman War Chief) and Edward Rose (Five Scalps).
Five Scalps is Jerry's second historical novel. His first book was Woman War Chief, a historical novel about a brave Crow woman who lived during the 1800s. Jerry recently published The Texas Comancheria, a historical novel about the struggle between the Comanche and the early settlers of Texas, and Running Eagle, the story of a woman warrior among the Blackfoot tribe. See all of Jerry's books on his website: http://www.alvusIIpublishing.com.
Jerry was born and raised in Wise County, Texas. His paternal great-grandmother, Sara Jane Stillwell Matney, was a Cherokee from Haywood County, North Carolina. While he lived in Orange County, California, Jerry served thirty-four years as an educator, principal and rehabilitator of juvenile offenders. He was elected to the Fountain Valley School Board and to the Huntington Beach City Council. In the 1970s, he served a term as Mayor of Huntington Beach. After Jerry retired, he and his wife Nedra moved to Surprise, Arizona.
To purchase an autographed copy of Jerry's books, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also purchase a copy from Amazon. The eBook is available from most eBook sources, including Amazon.com.
Contributor: D A Gordon is a technical & creative writer, copy editor, teacher and webmaster. She provided both editorial services and publishing assistance for Five Scalps. She is a published writer and has lived and worked among the Ute, Navajo and Hopi tribes in Utah and Arizona.
Ms Gordon has helped Jerry publish six books and has built four websites for him. She lives in southeastern Utah where she splits her time between editing and writing both fiction and non-fiction.