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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. A third book, Mariano's Woman, completes the trilogy.

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 preserv
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Mariano's Crossing

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Just published: my new historical novel, “Mariano’s Woman”

Mariano's Woman, published by Pronghorn Press, is a historical novel featuring nineteenth-century clashes between Jesuit “blackrobes,” mountain men and Montana Indian tribes. Based on the true story of Takansy, the Indian wife of early Colorado pioneer Mariano Medina, award-winning author David M. Jessup explores the theme of what happens to souls in the afterlife.


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By Patricia A. Maslowski on December 12, 2016, posted on Amazon
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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" We still enjoy radio replays of Gunsmoke with William Conrad, but with no TV in the house, we mainly stick to books. Have any of you read "Doc" or "Ep ...more "
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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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Mariano Medina was an important, but unheralded, mountain man turned business man who rescued the U.S. Army's Marcy expedition in the Mormon War, guided John C. Fremont's explorations of the West, and established a successful trading post on the Over See Full Answer
"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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