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

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 →

Book Review: The Assassin by Clive Cussler

The Assassin, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015, hb, $28.95, pp. 405, 9780399171758 Originally published in The Historical Novels Review Isaac Bell is a Van Dorn detective who is trying to build a case against John D. … Continue reading →

Book Review: Dollbaby

Dollbaby Laura Lane McNeal, Pamela Dorman Books, 2014, hc, $26.95, p. 337, 9780670014736 published in: Historical Novels Review Being born Liberty Bell—because she was born on July 4th—is the least of Ibby’s worries. After her father dies, her mother dumps … Continue reading →

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