WELLINGTON — With a click of a key, Richie Brotherton’s oldest son Jeb submitted his western novel to Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Within three days, the elder Brotherton had a letter of acceptance in the mail.
“We hadn’t even proofread it,” he said. “Visiting Jeb in Amarillo, we discussed how to publish a book. I had found Dorrance Publishing in a subsidiary list in a Louis L’Amour book I was reading. Jeb said, ‘we should send it in,’ and he pushed enter.”
After many emails back and forth for punctuation corrections, the novel went to press. “Just Beyond the Law” already has a place on the shelf of Collingsworth Public Library.
“Getting the book published is more of a satisfied feeling than anything,” Brotherton said smiling.
In Dorrance Publishing’s promotional release, the setting of the novel is described as the small old-west town of Showdown. “Located somewhere in the Texas Panhandle, trouble is brewing. Rustlers and ne’er-do-wells seem to find their way into the wholesome little town, bothering its citizens and taking what they want with the iron on their hip.”
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