Fascinated by his fatherís tales of the frontier, Jim R. Woolard earned a doctorate in American history and spent years researching Ohio history from 1790 to 1815. Jimís goal in his writing is to portray every-day life on the Ohio frontier as accurately as possible. His historical novels take the form of personal memoirs. Jimís first novel, Thunder in the Valley, won the 1996 Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Award for best first novel and the 1996 WWA Spur award for best original paperback novel. The award-winning Thunder in the Valley was followed by Winds of Autumn, Cold Moon and Blood at Dawn.
Recent young adult and historical novels available on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook :
Feathered Tide, a novel based on the River Raisin Massacre and the first siege of Fort Meigs during the War of 1812, Goldminds Publishing, LLC, March, 2012.
Colorado Sam, an adventure/murder mystery featuring a huge dog and a young man in great danger, set in 1891 Alamosa, Colorado, Goldminds Publishing, LLC, October, 2010.
Ozark Red, a novel about a father, his estranged son, and the champion coonhound that reunites them, Goldminds Publishing, LLC, November, 2007.
Jersey Red, a runt Redbone coonhound helps a young man find the courage to confront the school bully and uphold his family name, Goldminds Publishing, LLC, November, 2008.