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John C. Hamilton Author

Storytelling with words and pictures

Books

 

Ghost Marshal

Jessie Parker is a woman on a mission: to avenge her father’s brutal murder. But in Deadwood 1876, she has about as much chance as a wax cat in hell, until she partners with the cantankerous ghost of Wild Bill Hickok. Together they face sinister outlaws, a supernatural conspiracy—and forbidden romance. Ghost Marshal is a rip-snortin’ Weird West tale packed with balls-out, page-turning thrills.

"As if the story alone wasn’t fabulous enough, Hamilton uses all the old Western tropes like a master." — Bestselling author David Bruns

Isle Royale

Shipwrecks, gangsters, and the mother of all storms. Living in a lighthouse can be murder.

“I loved this book! … [It] is a fun, fast read full of phantoms, mysteries, old pirates and young adventure with a delicious feel for life. Suitable for young adults but lots of fun for grown-ups, too.” — Bestselling Author Kathleen Valentine

Lewis & Clark: Adventures West

Lewis & Clark: Adventures West brings to life the Corps of Discovery's epic journey. Excerpts from Lewis & Clark's journals add depth to the book's riveting narrative. Richly illustrated with rare historical photos, maps, paintings, journal sketches, and breathtaking photography, it's an exciting tale for anyone—young or old—with a thirst for adventure.

“Well researched and beautifully illustrated.” — Ron Laycock, Past-President, Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

About

John C. Hamilton is a bestselling novelist and author of more than 265 nonfiction books for young adults. His work has received critical acclaim from School Library JournalChildren’s LiteratureThe Sioux City JournalWe Proceeded On (the official journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation), and many others.

John’s young adult book Battle of the Little Bighorn earned 2015 Spur Award Finalist honors from the Western Writers of America. He is a two-time winner of the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction Literature, and his epic retelling of the Lewis & Clark expedition, Lewis & Clark: Adventures West, was a Minnesota Book Award finalist for Young Adult Nonfiction. School Library Journal said “(Hamilton’s) books present a remarkable amount of information and provide readers with a clear understanding of complicated issues.”

John holds black belts in both Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. He loves target shooting, baking bread, and playing with Finn, his trusty schnauzer. He can be found most summers with his family either exploring the American West or hiking along Minnesota’s rugged North Shore.

 

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