Historical Novel

historical fiction, Coronado expedition, Tiguex War, Southwest, Pueblo Indians

Paperback Books

War of the Planet Burners, alien invasion

Short Stories

Alien Visitors
The Final Farewell
Woman Without a Name
Iraq war, veteran, Southwest, mystery, detective, X2 artificial leg, Indian artifact, Pueblo Indian, Southwest Adventures


Award-winning novelist and short story writer.
Author of Winter of the Metal People, and also of A Brother's Cold Case.


Signed Books Available at:
Winter of the Metal People
   Indian Pueblo Cultural Center gift shop
2401  12th Street, NW
Albuquerque, N.M.
Winter of the Metal People
   Coronado Historic Site gift shop
minutes west of Exit 242 off I-25
Bernalillo, N.M.
Winter of the Metal People
and A Brother's Cold Case

   Bookworks Bookstore
4022 Rio Grande Blvd., NW
Albuquerque, N.M.
Winter of the Metal People
   The Range Cafe gift shop
925 S. Camino del Pueblo
Bernalillo, N.M.
Winter of the Metal People
and A Brother's Cold Case

   Page 1 Books
5850 Eubank Blvd., Mountain Run Center
Albuquerque, N.M.


* Winter of the Metal People
and A Brother's Cold Case
Saturday, November 28, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
   Page 1 Books
5850 Eubank, Mountain Run Center
Albuquerque, N.M.

Seven of my older short stories are available to download for FREE. You can see which ones by clicking on the "Short Stories" tab. 

Click any cover icon for information and for how to download or buy. See Dennis Herrick's BIO.

* My historical novel, Winter of the Metal People, came out in June 2013. It is from a regular trade publisher, Sunbury Press.
* My mystery novel, A Brother's Cold Case, was also published by Sunbury Press and became available Nov. 1, 2014.

Books to be Released Soon
For details or free sample chapter of either book, write to me through this site's "Contact" tab.
    * War of the Planet Burners, a sci-fi novel about first-contact alien invasion, scheduled for publication in June 2016.
  * Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America, nonfiction book now with an agent.

Other Books
* The second edition of my textbook from a university press, Media Management in the Age of Giants, came out in mid-2012. 
* I wrote a new introduction and reprinted the Harry Bates sci-fi classic of 1940, Farewell to the Master, in which I also list titles of more than 300 other first-contact books and stories.
* I also have a chapter about the myths of the Coronado expedition of 1540-42 in the 2011 anthology, The Latest Word from 1540.

Support your local bookstores
If your favorite bookstores do not have my titles in stock, they can order them. Check this LIST OF BOOKSTORES for bookstores and gift shops known to already carry Winter of the Metal People. For your nearest bookstore, check Indiebound. If it doesn't have my book in stock, one can be ordered for you.

Two short-story collections
Pueblo Mysteries — Four short stories about Puebloans available in paperback or e-book. 
Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories — Fourteen of my short stories are in this paperback. 

E-short stories and ebooks
Click on any short-story cover for information about that title. Nearly 500 independent bookstores now also sell ebooks. For a list of bookstores near you with this capability, check out Indiebound e-books. My short stories and paperback titles can be bought as ebooks through the stores listed there. To read, simply download from your store the appropriate free Kobo books app, which is readable on your device or computer. My short stories (see menu at left) are available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and at independent bookstores online. Check the FAQs tab at the top for information on how to download to a Kindle, Nook, or other devices.