Lee Pierce

is the author of Bounty Hunter’s Moon for Barking Rain Press. Lee also authored the western novels Rough Justice and Armstrong’s War. Mr. Pierce was born and raised in north central Texas and grew up with a deep appreciation of the land. Living on small farms and one-horse ranches as a youth taught him the value of hard work. His father was a butcher in tiny Covington, Texas when he decided to move the family twenty miles up the road to Cleburne. Soon the big city of Ft Worth beckoned and the Pierces moved again.

Lee finished high school in Ft. Worth, joined the U. S. Army nine months later and never looked back. Lee graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington after attending part and full time for nine years on the G.I. Bill. Over the years, Lee has worked as a city park laborer, dishwasher, pizza delivery driver, pizza maker, printing press operator, forklift driver, lumber salesman, hardware salesman, bartender, cook, waiter, wine steward, and more. He has written and performed songs and cowboy poetry for many years.

Mr. Pierce owned and operated La Fiesta Grande Mexican Restaurant in Farmington, New Mexico until his retirement in 2010. Many of his recipes for the restaurant appear in his book What do You Mean the Cook’s Not Mexican? Mr. Pierce currently resides with his wife, three cats, two dogs, and three horses in Dos Caballos, New Mexico. You can find out more about Lee Pierce at his website, or find him on Facebook and LinkedIn.