Bryan Dumas

About me

I grew up in Southern California and fell in love with writing because my parents wouldn’t let me play with the neighbors. I started college as a creative writing major, but my father told me that he would never pay for a degree in something that wouldn’t earn a paycheck so I became a historian and history teacher (AP U.S. history). I live in Colorado where I spend time with my wife and son, seek representation for my novel THE DOGS OF HELL, research my next novels WAKARUSA and DUTCH, write book reviews for HNS, and write/edit curriculum (social studies) for various for- and non-profit organizations.

From my website

7 Things Created in a Tavern

  It is amazing the things that can be imagined in a bar or tavern. Here’s a list of ideas that came from tipping a few drinks back, drunken or boastful wagers, or just because a tavern is the best … Continue reading →

Trinity’s Keeper

This is a work of short fiction based on events at Los Alamos in 1944. “Truly the way men think is the most practical concern in life, for all conduct flows from it.”–Robert Millikan Science and Life. April 3 [1944]. … Continue reading →

Book Review: Beneath Still Waters by Cynthia Graham

Beneath Still Waters, Cynthia A. Graham, Blank Slate Press, 2015, $14.95, pb, 224pp, 9780991305841 Originally published in The Historical Novels Review  When the headless body of a baby girl is found in the swamp near Cherokee Crossing, Arkansas it is … Continue reading →

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