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David M. Jessup

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Mariano's Crossing, David M. Jessup's first novel, was selected as one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award in literary fiction. He also won first place for mainstream, character-driven fiction in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest and was selected as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Contest and the Santa Fe Writers Project. His second book, Mariano's Choice, is a prequel to the first, depicting Mariano Medina’s early life.

David co-owns Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, where he introduces low-stress, grass-fed cattle raising methods to guests, and guests to the ways of both the old and the new West. A history buff, he is passionate about preserving open space, battling invasive weeds, catching wild
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Mariano's Crossing

3.80 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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I was so gratified by the latest five-star Amazon customer reviews of my second historical novel, Mariano’s Choice, that in a moment of madness I decided to offer a holiday gift sale: 10% off on each book, or 15% off if you buy both books. You have to order from my website, davidmjessup.com/books, for this […]


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Mariano’s Choice by David Jessup is a story about Mariano Medina, a Spanish horse trainer, guide, beaver trapper, trader, and pioneer in the mid 1800s in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona
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Meyers’ book, The Work of Wolves, was the Loveland Loves to Read selection for 2016. A terrific story, which my wife and I recommend. Four boys from different backgrounds–a horse trainer, a German tourist, and two Native Americans–grapple with a crue ...more
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"Just prior to the successful launch of Mariano’s Choice, my second historical novel, an interview was published in the Loveland Reporter-Herald September 25, 2016.  Excerpts below.  The original can be viewed here. ‘Mariano’s Choice’ looks at Mari..." Read more of this blog post »
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