Threading the Needle

In a chilling mixture of the nostalgic and the supernatural, Clay Reynolds adds to his Sandhill Chronicles this tale of Faustian bargains, drag racing, old-time rock and roll, and a sister’s love for a brother who dies tragically young.

The Vigil

The Vigil, a novel by Clay Reynolds: Fleeing Atlanta a bad marriage, Imogene McBride heads west with her precocious, beautiful teenage daughter, Cora, when their car breaks down in a tiny North Texas town. While her mother sits out its repair, Cora wanders off to buy ice cream—and disappears without a trace.

Franklin’s Crossing

Set in the vast grasslands of Texas just after the Civil War, Franklin’s Crossing follows former slave and seasoned scout Moses Franklin as he leads a wagon train through Comanche territory to Sante Fe.

Ars Poetica

A satire on modern life as seen through the eyes of a poetic (and extremely insightful) curmudgeon.


Agatite, Texas is a sleepy Dust Bowl community of three thousand friendly people, with nothing to distinguish it from hundreds of other small towns, until the discovery of a dead body hanged in an abandoned outhouse sets into motion a series of events that alters the town forever.

20 Questions

Answers for the Inquiring Writer by Clay Reynolds Paperback – 132 pages 1 edition (January 2, 1998)Browder Springs Press; ISBN: 0965135926 “So you want to be a writer. Since there is not a pill for such a condition as there is for depression, anxiety, or other mental illnesses, then your best course of treatment is Twenty… Continue reading 20 Questions

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A Hundred Years of Heroes

A History of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Chisholm Trail) by Clay Reynolds During the winter of 1896, two men, Charles MacFarland, Texas cattleman, and Charles C. French, public relations director for the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company, met on a sidewalk in North Fort Worth. In the course of their conversation they agreed… Continue reading A Hundred Years of Heroes

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Taking Stock: A Larry McMurtry Casebook

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Southern Methodist U Press; 1St Edition(January 1, 1989)Language ‏ : ‎ EnglishISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0870742613Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.8 poundsDimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.25 x 1.25 x 9.25 inches

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Eddy Lovell is a rich man’s son turned heavy hitter for the mob. Vicki Sigel is a wanna-be Hollywood actress who knows all about players and how to play them for fools. But when two thugs take her captive, it will join her fate with Eddy’s. Soon Eddy and Vicki are thrust into a violent world of killers, crooks, and dealers making the most dangerous plays of all, against each other.

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Stage Left

The Development of the American Social Drama in the Thirties “In Reynolds’ view, the best of America’s social dramatists in the 1930s struggled to achieve two aims: to express a particular social message and to create entertaining works of art . . . this book offers first-rate analyses of, among other plays, [Clifford] Odets’ Awake and Sing!, Waiting… Continue reading Stage Left

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