Time Travel & Cowboys

Great combination — why not?

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Cowboy Out of Time

Volume 1 in the series, “Rose Roamer, Time Traveler

By Jeff Salter

I think it’s been a while since I reminded y’all about my first time travel novel, published by Clean Reads back in April last year.

I grew up watching Westerns on TV and in movies… and my play time of many years was dominated by riding a stick horse and shooting a cap gun (that didn’t actually shoot caps anymore, since it was broken). But, heck, back then it was more about imagination than literal horses, hardware, or costuming.

Anyway, I guess I never lost my love of westerns… and the lean, strong, solitary cowboys who populated them. Whether they were marshals like Matt Dillon, bounty hunters like Josh Randall, riflemen like Lucas McCain, gamblers like Bret Maverick, or colorful legends like Wyatt Earp or Bat Masterson — they were my heroes. Heck, even the ranch hands who worked in the Big Valley or the High Chaparal seemed to have a life that caused me envy.

Well, all that’s merely to say that it was only natural for me to eventually write a cowboy hero who’s given an important mission. But I wanted that hero — Shiloh Hunter “Hunt” Weston — to have a little extra obstacle in the novel’s plot. So I sent him forward 100 years to 1985. And there, he meets my heroine, Rose Roamer.


“This Hunt Weston character claims when he went to sleep last night, it was 1885 — a hundred years ago. No ID, no proof of his claims — unless you count the authentic vintage clothing, that original Colt Peacemaker and rugged Bowie knife strapped to his hip… plus 32 silver dollars, all minted before 1885. And the only documentation he possesses is a torn half of a playing card… with my name, this town and county, and the date October 6 — two days from now.”

Vol. 1 in the series: Rose Roamer, Time Traveler. Published by Clean Reads in 2019.


[JLS # 473]


About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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13 Responses to Time Travel & Cowboys

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    From the series title, I’m assuming that Rose travels somewhere in Book 2, which makes me wonder if the cowboy is going to travel with her and they’re a couple. Guess I’ll have to read this one to answer the second question and then wait for Book 2 to show up!

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  2. So which book is available. I’m confused, Jeff. I thought the Cowboy one was the only book. It’s actually a series connecting the stories?

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    • Jeff Salter says:

      I have a four-vol. series envisioned. Book two is written and in edits, but don’t know the release date. Book three is “visualized” but not yet drafted. I’m still trying to work out what happens in book four other than a couple of key plot elements that I know MUST occur.
      Neither # 3 nor # 4 are contracted (yet).


  3. I very much enjoyed this book and these folk, Jeff.I am looking forward to the restof their adventure(s).

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I’m waiting for Book 2. I already read Cowboy Out of Time and loved it.

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  5. I grew up watching westerns with my dad. John Wayne was huge in my childhood home and still is my home. I share that love with my youngest who has declared The Duke is his favorite actor of all time.
    I have a copy of this book. I really need to make time to read it. Especially before the next book comes out. I hope the edits start to come along.

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