Nevada resident Daniel Bradford, native Minnesotan, former engineer and military veteran, began writing first as a hobby, then as a full-time endeavor. After writing and publishing three children’s books, one inspired by his direct ancestor, William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony, he produced three unpublished science fiction novels and three contest winning short stories. Later, he created the Bo Henry western saga. Dan also has a fourth science fiction novel in progress.
Dan’s other significant efforts have focused upon developing new technology. In March of this year, he along with his partner, was awarded a U.S. patent for a new form of energy that will sterilize medical equipment. This technology could also have widespread applications in other non-medical industries
His newest book, Bo Henry at Three Forks is a window into the challenging and often violent West of the 1870’s. Bodine “Bo” Henry, a young U.S. Marshal in the American west, sets out with warrants issued by Federal Judge Roads to hunt down, arrest and transport three criminals to the judge’s court in Kansas City. Soon after Bo has begun his quest, he interrupts the lynching of a black man, Daniel Washington Blue. After rescuing “Blue,” Bo’s tasks now include the rescue of his new partner’s wife from her kidnappers.
Despite his lightning-fast gun and the help of Daniel’s quick mind, Bo’s task quickly becomes complicated, requiring Bo to resolve several additional crimes. In the process, Bo meets the enigmatic yet lovely Rose O’Reilly. Throughout the Marshal’s adventures, Bo’s trusted horse, Buck, is his constant companion.
Throughout the story, Bo must make decisions that will change his life and those of the people he encounters. His relationship with his family and guidance from Judge Roads provide the moral framework for his interactions with other characters, whether they are honest or breaking the la
“I had no idea my next book was going to be a western,” says Bradford. “As Bo’s story revealed itself to me, I discovered that his siblings and other family members were inspired by my uncles, aunts and their histories. Bo Henry’s sense of justice, fairness and integrity reflects the values of the eleven Bradford siblings, including my father. Bo Henry’s family and characters in this and the subsequent stories evolved from my grandfather’s tales and my family legacy. Several farmers, a blacksmith and three peace officers in my heritage became aspects of characters in this first Bo Henry novel. Bo Henry at Three Forks is set in the upper Midwest where my grandfather, a blacksmith, traveled throughout the Dakotas, northern Minnesota and Wisconsin shoeing horses for farmers, cattlemen and loggers. He provided for his family of eleven children while relating to them stories of his struggles in the harsh climate during those difficult times. In turn, my father shared those tales with me. One of my uncles was a member of the NYPD, one became police chief of Bismarck, North Dakota and one was an MP in the military.”
Bo Henry at Three Forks, published by Savant Books and Publications, is the first in a four-book series, the other three yet-to-be published.
For more information about this and Dan’s other books, please go to www.savantbooksandpublications.com, www.authordanbradford.com or amazon.com