Lee Gramling is a sixth generation Floridian who grew up hearing tales of the Florida frontier from his parents and grandparents. While living in Oklahoma he was introduced to the novels of Louis L'Amour and realized that old Florida had all the same elements featured in "Western" action-adventure stories: cattle drives, Indian wars, outlaws, boom towns, saloon shoot-outs, and rugged individualists who knew how to survive in an untamed frontier. But so far few writers had taken advantage of this rich environment. He decided it was high time somebody took up the slack.
"Cracker Westerns" are filled with authentic historical detail, real bad guys, upright good guys, and women who are just as strong and self-reliant as their men. But all the action takes place in early Florida, which was six-gun cattle country even wilder than the west!
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[NOTE: The word "cracker" is more than 500 years old, For most of that time it has referred to a particular cultural and ethnic group with which I am not ashamed to be associated. Sometime in the last 50 or 60 years it was co-opted for use as a racial slur against white people. I still use it in its original sense and refuse to recognize its employment as a tool of bigotry and racism.]