John R. Erickson

John is the author of the Hank the Cowdog book series. He and his wife, Kris, live on their cattle ranch near Perryton, Texas.

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A family history, Part 2

Family | How Grampy Buck spurred me on
by John R. Erickson
Posted 5/16/20, 12:49 pm

Author and rancher John R. Erickson’s 2005 book Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family includes stories of his ancestors and those who played key roles in their lives. The author of the popular Hank the Cowdog series first introduced us to his mother’s family in May 2018, and last month, we learned more about the Shermans.

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A family history, Part 1

Family | A hard man and a sturdy woman shaped by life on the frontier
by John R. Erickson
Posted 4/18/20, 04:04 pm

Author and rancher John R. Erickson’s 2005 book Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family includes stories of his ancestors and those who played key roles in their lives. Over the next several months, we’ll meet members of his mother’s family, who he first introduced to us in May 2018:

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More horsing around

Essay | True tales about a cowboy and his equine companions
by John R. Erickson
Posted 12/21/19, 09:04 am

Last month, WORLD published a couple of horse stories by John R. Erickson that first appeared in Western Horseman magazine in 2012 and 2013. We offer a second installment, with permission, below.

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