Reading Order for Novels

The reading order for most of my series is pretty straightforward.

Science Fiction / Science Fantasy

For example, with the Future Of Humanity (FOH) series (AKA The Ark Series or The Journey Home series), pick up a copy of The Ark: The Journey Home and then follow the numbers through Parts 2, 3, 4 and so on until you’ve finished Part 9. At that point, pick up Terra 2, which is Part 10 but for some reason I didn’t label it as such.

In other science fiction, things aren’t so easy. In the For The Good of the Galaxy series—really only two books thus far—read The First Nine Days and then The Battle Begins.

In the Siberian Fields is SF that has nothing to do with aliens. Its sequel is The Claim.

I’ve recently finished a sequel for The 13-Month Turn. The sequel is titled The Stirchians: Rose’s Story. It will be displayed here within a week or two.

Five of my SF titles—The Storm, The Consensus, The Day the Earth Shuddered and Went Dark, Terminus Loop, and The Advent of Simon Stark—are stand-alone novels with no plans for sequels, though I might return to write more about the aliens in The Consensus. Writing their story was a great deal of fun.


The chronological reading sequence for my Wes Crowley Saga is fairly straightforward. At this writing (May 13, 2023) I have written 73 novels. The number in parentheses indicates the overall number of that particular novel in my canon. Perhaps it is worth noting that as of this date, the first novel I ever wrote (Leaving Amarillo) and the last (The Road to Amarillo) are both in this series.

The Wes Crowley Saga

  • Rise of a Warrior (5)
  • Comanche Fire (6)
  • Assignment Brownsville (63)
  • The Comancheros (64)
  • In the New Mexico Territory (65)
  • Return to the New Mexico Territory (66)
  • Carmen Morales (68)
  • Santa Fe: A New Era (70)
  • The Road to Santa Fe (71)
  • Wes Crowley: Deputy US Marshal (72)
  • The Road to Amarillo (73)
  • Wes Crowley: Texas Ranger (7)
  • Leaving Amarillo (1)
  • Longing for Mexico (2)
  • South to Mexico (3)
  • The Marshal of Agua Perlado (8)
  • The Battle of Tres Caballos (9)
  • The Scent of Acacias (11)
  • The Right Cut (16)
  • In the Cantina at Noon (43)
  • Wes Crowley: The Final Chapter (62)

Wes Crowley also appears in Rider Jones: The Marshal (novel 61) and in numerous short stories, some of which predate the novels and some of which are derived from them. Wes’ descendents appear in The Day the Earth Shuddered and Went Dark (novel 19) and in No Kind’a Time (novel 17).