Welcome To My Site

Thanks for visiting. I’m Frank Kelso. I write action/adventure fiction that includes thrillers, historical fiction, westerns, and short stories. I publish with Beachfront Press, and all my books are & audio are on Amazon.I have won numerous prizes and awards for my novels and short stories. North in the Spring, second book in The Apprentice Series is a finalist for the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Award for western writing and is in tAmazon’s Top Ten  for YA, Civil War, historical fiction. The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn, the 1st book in the series won a Best Seller badge and has 200 reviews on Amazon. California Bound, first book in the Jeb & Zack series, has over 120 reviews.

My first novel, “The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn,” was released in October 2017. It’s a 68,000 word (approximately 311 pg.) work of historical fiction. This tale is set in the western U.S. before the Civil War begins. The story is character-driven in a multicultural setting of Anglo west Texas and New Mexico, Spanish Mexico, and mule-trains travelling the length of the great Rocky Mountains. Vengeance is the key word to describe the storyline.

The back-cover blurb describes the adventure readers will take along with young Nigel:
Plump, lazy, and spoiled, Nigel enters an unwelcome new world–work or starve. He finds survival is the way of life on the western prairie. 200 miles later, the mule train reaches the first settlement. Nigel’s choice: an orphanage, or an apprenticeship on the mule train. Years later, Nigel wonders if the orphanage would have been easier.

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