Painted Pony Books

PPBBlogBackground_c3What kind of stories will you find at Painted Pony Books? The kind young people want to read.

Painted Pony Books (PPB) , an imprint of Prairie Rose Publications, which was founded by Cheryl Pierson and Livia J. Washburn in  2013, offers an outstanding variety of novels, short stories, and novellas in the western and historical genres for Middle Grade (ages 9-12), Young Adult (13-17), and New Adult (18-24) readers.

Reading is becoming a lost art in society. It takes a lot to “rope in” a reader of any age and hold their interest, but a well-written, interesting story will do just that. The goal at Painted Pony Books is to provide the best in western and historical short stories, novellas, and novels to keep younger readers reading.

Submissions for PPB are open. For guidelines on submitting and other publishing information, please visit the submissions page: SUBMISSIONS


Come join the authors and staff at Painted Pony Books in this exciting adventure!



  • A Ranger for Life (Lone Star Ranger Book 10)
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade paperback, Amazon ebook

    It’s been nearly two years since Nate Stewart’s family was murdered by a gang of...

  • A Ranger Returns (Lone Star Ranger Book 9)
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, Kindle Ebook

    Nate Stewart and his Texas Ranger partners return to Austin from their grueling assignment in...

  • Sarah’s Music
    by Stella Long
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback

    A children's tale of dreams, sharing with nature, and accomplishment from Choctaw storyteller Stella (Fichek)...

  • Blood Ties: A Texas Ranger Will Kirkpatrick Novel
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, Ebook

    Texas Ranger Will Kirkpatrick brings a young outlaw, Jonas Peterson, in for trial in Pecos,...

  • The Christmas Spider
    by Randy Lee Eickhoff
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    COMING SOON Christmas promises to be a bitter time of change for Samantha “Sam” McCaslin...

  • A Ranger Grown (Lone Star Ranger Book 8)
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    With renegade Apaches and deadly gangs of outlaws running rampant in the Texas badlands, Texas...

  • A Ranger Redeemed (Lone Star Ranger Book 7)
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    The company of Texas Rangers led by Cap’n Dave has come down with influenza. Once...

  • A Ranger Gone Bad (Lone Star Ranger Book 6)
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    Cattle rustling is about to get the best of some of the finest ranches in...

  • A Ranger To Ride With (Lone Star Ranger Book 1)
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

      Ages 10-18. Nathaniel Stewart’s life changes in the blink of an eye when his...

  • Fly Away Heart
    by Sarah J. McNeal
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

      The Great Depression…Rum Runners and Old Fears…Love Against the Odds  Lilith Wilding can’t remember...


Quick Reads

  • Shootout in Old Amarillo
    by Sarah Barnard
    Additional formats:e-book

      For young adult readers (ages 13-17) Halloween night can't get any worse when her...

  • Mockingbird and Big Earl
    by James Reasoner, Livia Reasoner
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

      Middle-grade They were an unlikely team, the big, gruff circuit court judge and the...

Painted Pony Special Collections


Lone Star Ranger