Payson’s own book publisher, Git A Rope Publishing, has just released two new books by Jinx Pyle.
Pyle, an entertainer, as well as an author, has added “Falcon Fox” and “Tonto Lingo,” to his list of works.
“Falcon Fox” is a novel set in the Mogollon Rim country, which features a young cowboy quick-draw artist who gets crossways with the government when it chooses his cattle allotment as a wolf re-introduction location.
“Tonto Lingo” is a collection of history, stories and culture of Tonto cowboys, with a foreword by Austin Haught and told in the Tonto lingo of the Mountain Cowboys. It is a companion work to Pyle’s bestseller, “Mountain Cowboys.”
Sue Malinski of Western Village, 1104 S. Beeline Hwy., Payson will host a book signing for Pyle from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.
In addition to the new releases, Pyle’s other books will also be available, including “Blue Fox,” “Looking Through the Smoke,” “Mountain Cowboys” and “Pleasant Valley War” (book and CD).
His music CD, “Rawhide Ranahan,” will also be available.
Additional works Pyle has written with his wife, Jayne Peace Pyle, will be offered as well. These include: “Rodeo 101 – History of the Payson, Arizona Rodeo,” “Calf Fries and Cow Pies,” all published by Git A Rope Publishing, and “Images of Payson” from Arcadia Publishing.
A prolific writer, Pyle has written nine books; eight of which are based in the Rim Country. He knows the history of the area because he is a descendant of some of the very first families here: Harer, Packard, Russell, Lovelady, Childers, and of course, the Pyles — all of them here before statehood. He has lived a life much as did his grandfather, Floyd Pyle, and father, Gene Pyle, ranching and hunting lion and bear.
Pyle is currently writing another book on the early history of Payson with his wife and fellow historian Tim Ehrhardt.
Stop by the book signing and pick up a copy or two of Pyle’s books — they will make great holiday gifts.
For more information about the book signing, call Malinski at (928) 474-3431.