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Characters in Dead Horse, MT (Contest)
Thursday, March 5th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Rhonda Spencer!

I’m scribbling down ideas for the new bounty hunter office in Dead Horse, MT. Now, I need to cast my characters. New hunters to add, for sure. New townsfolk to populate the place. I want to “build out” the town more than I did in the original Bear Lodge town. Dead Horse is located close to Yellowstone, so I have to keep that in mind. In addition to hunters, I’m thinking local sheriff, deputies, ranchers, cowboys, diner waitress and cook, football coach, etc. People you expect to “see” in a small town, and some of the seedier folks, too, who can be part of the scene my hunters operate inside.

So, for fun, and for a prize, how about you make some suggestions. I might not use your idea, but it might spark an idea for me. And if you do see your character in the pages of one of my stories, you can have bragging rights! 🙂 So, for the chance to win a free download of any of my Montana Bounty Hunter stories, suggest away…

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10 comments to “Characters in Dead Horse, MT (Contest)”

  1. Laura Le Capelain
    · March 5th, 2020 at 11:58 am · Link

    I think you will need a Volunteer Fire Department. That some of your towns people male or female be part of it.

    I can a town mechanic, town grocery store owner. The ‘Jack of all trades’ person that is also the one to go to for info. The local bar owner. The bartender that ‘knows all’.

    My small town has a nursing home privately owned so maybe your town could too.

  2. Colleen C.
    · March 5th, 2020 at 12:02 pm · Link

    a nosy elderly neighbor that likes to know about everything that goes on around her… seen watching from her window and yard everyday… has unwanted advice to share with all within hearing distance…

  3. Rhonda Spencer
    · March 5th, 2020 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Banks, Courthouse for public affairs, hair stylest, barber shop both for meeting and “gossip.” Oh and don’t forget, at least one Tavern, Honky Tonk , Bar and Grill or as we call them around here, Beer Joint. Mayor, Judge, Pastor or Reverend school teachers, shop owners.

  4. Reina Torres
    · March 5th, 2020 at 4:48 pm · Link

    Bridle & Bridal – an odd little store serving everyone’s special event and horse tack needs…

  5. Reina Torres
    · March 5th, 2020 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Howard ‘Concho’ Randall – an elder of indistinguishable age.. who knows everyone of any consequence in and abouts town

  6. bn100
    · March 5th, 2020 at 11:24 pm · Link


  7. Pansy Petal
    · March 6th, 2020 at 1:08 am · Link

    Every small town has a City Clerk. They know everything.

  8. Debra Guyette
    · March 6th, 2020 at 6:59 am · Link

    I think you need some native Americans such as John Walking Horse who is a black smith. Or maybe George Cook at the diner

  9. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 7th, 2020 at 9:56 pm · Link

    In every small town there is the “strange family that lives in the woods”. Maybe they run homemade liquor. They are survivalists that the hunters end up having to ask for help.

  10. Delilah
    · March 18th, 2020 at 9:10 am · Link

    I love all the ideas!!! Thank you, ladies!

    The winner of the free download is Rhonda Spencer! Congrats to Rhonda! Email me at to arrange for the delivery of your free download. Let me know which title you’d like to have!

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