“Don’t meet too many people who don’t like dogs. Mostly those kind of folks ain’t worth knowing.”Nolan Parker rides into Mustang City looking for grazing land of his own.With money in his pocket, he’s in town to buy a ranch.Then he saves a boy’s dog from a killer.Now he finds himself embroiled in the beginnings of a range war, battling the hired gunmen of a ruthless rancher. He must make a decision. Stay and fight, or cut and run.Because of a Dog, is a drama of honor, love, hate, and death—a stirring tale of the old west that will keep you engrossed to the very end.
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Donald L. Robertson is a writer of novels and short stories about the American West. His first novel, Logan’s Word, is set in West Texas near Coleman, where he graduated from high school. Robertson strives to make his books as historically accurate as possible.He was born in Louisiana but grew up in Texas and New Mexico. He has lived in many parts of Texas and has a love of the West.Professionally, he enjoyed the life of a pilot, flying throughout the West, enjoying his last ten years of flying while living in Arizona. His travels gave him the opportunity to learn about, and fall in love with, the country about which he would later write.As a boy, he spent many Saturdays at the movie matinees. He revelled in all of the Western adventures, especially those of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Lash LaRue.As a youngster, he shared his passion for reading westerns with one of his loving aunts who had a huge library of western novels. This is where he came to love the books of Zane Grey and the short stories and books of Louis L’Amour. The influence of these authors color Robertson’s novels, assuring that they are wholesome and adventurous, filled with action and good values which can be enjoyed by any member of the family.He began his writing in Cotacachi, a little mountain village nestled between two dormant volcanoes in Ecuador. Due to health reasons, a move from the high mountains of the Andes was necessary. Don, his sweet wife Paula, and their six pound Chihuahua guard dog have moved back to the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Today Don lives and writes in Mesa, Arizona.