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 offers an outstanding variety of novels, short stories, and novellas 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.

PPB opened in September 2013, founded by Cheryl Pierson and Livia J. Washburn. Though the company is new, the owners’ experience in the writing, editing and publishing fields is unmatched.

An imprint of Prairie Rose Publications, the publishing company created for women authors of historicals, westerns, and western romance, PPB accepts submissions from men and women alike in the western and historical genres for younger readers. If you write a good story, we want to see it.

Submission requirements are here.

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. If you feel you have a manuscript that fits the submissions guidelines, please email it, along with a query and synopsis, to Editor in Chief Cheryl Pierson at prairierosepublications@yahoo.com.

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

 

Novels

  • 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
    by James J. Griffin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

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

  • Ginger: Orphan Filly
    by Frank Roderus
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    A filly has lost its mother and will be killed if Leonard and his sister,...

  • 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...

Novellas

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...

  • Shooting the Moon (Jo Harper Book 4)
    by Richard Prosch
    Additional formats:e-book

        Ages 10-18. Jo Harper looked forward to the Willowby, Wyoming fall festival all...

  • Roping a Planet (Jo Harper Book 3)
    by Richard Prosch
    Additional formats:e-book

    Ages 10-18. During the autumn of 1910 twelve-year old deputy constable Jo Harper is making...

  • Racing a Dog Star (Jo Harper Book 2)
    by Richard Prosch
    Additional formats:e-book

      Ages 9-18. Flung headlong into the Dog Days of summer by multiple mysteries that...

  • Waiting For a Comet (Jo Harper Book 1)
    by Richard Prosch
    Additional formats:e-book

    During the long, hot spring of 1910 it seemed all 12-year-old Jo Harper could do...

  • 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

Jo Harper

Lone Star Ranger

  • A Ranger Grown
    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...