Sinclair Browning


I lived in Southern Arizona most of my life. A lot of my early years were spent on my belly in dry arroyos hunting sand rubies, converting the propane tank into a stagecoach and exploring the Sonoran desert on my horse. Later my family had a ranch where we raised cattle.

My freelance work has covered a broad spectrum -- advertising and editing, writing television and radio spots, political speeches, training manuals, brochures, articles and, of course, books. I've also taught creative writing/​edited through the Long Ridge Writers Group, the University of Arizona and Pima Community College.

My traditionally published books are: Enju(Northland Press; 1982); Lyons on Horses (Doubleday; 1991,co-written with horse trainer John Lyons); America's Best (AMC; 1995); The Last Song Dogs (Bantam; 1999); The Sporting Club(Bantam; 2000); Rode Hard, Put Away Dead (Bantam; 2001); Crack Shot (Bantam; 2002); Feathers Brush My Heart (Time Warner; 2002; Singing Valley Press; 2014); Traggedy Ann (Dell, 2003) and Feathers Brush My Heart 2 (Wyatt-Mackenzie; 2013).

My mysteries have been nominated for both the Shamus and Barry Awards. Feathers Brush My Heart 2 was a finalist for the 2014 Indie Excellence Awards in the Death & Dying category. Reflections on a happy, bold & hopefully long life was a finalist for the 2015 Indie Excellence Awards in the Personal Growth category. I have been a judge for the Edgar Awards and the Shamus Awards as well as the St. Martin's Press Best First Novel Award. In 2000 I was fortunate to be one of five nominees for the Arizona Arts Award.

My thrillers include: Bobby Bad and Harvesting Ray. Standard Messiah is my only metaphysical novel so far. An Ounce of Prevention is my nonfiction book on how to stay safe around horses.

Reflections on a happy, bold & hopefully long life (Singing Valley Press; 2015) is the 16th book I've written and the most recently published.

My favorite book? America's Best.

Many of my books are available in both ebook and traditional book formats.

I have always loved New Mexico which is where I now live. We're out in the country where I continue to ride, garden, read, cook (and eat!), sketch, paint, write and have fun.

Life is good.


Often using anecdotes from her own life Sinclair Browning offers tips for living a happy, bold & hopefully long life. paperback and ebook
70 true stories of mothers touching their daughters' lives after death.paperback and e-book
The long awaited sequel to Feathers Brush My Heart. Stories from everyone- spouses, children, family, friends and even dogs! paperback and e-book
Sound advice and stories of how to stay safe with horses e-book
Two short stories from Sinclair Browning featuring her trademark black humor, unforgettable characters and plot twists. e-book
Two dark heart. e-book
DNA frees an innocent exact his revenge. e-book
What if you couldn't go home...and had to make a new life with 5 strangers?e-book
A World War II novel based on a true story e-book
The story of Aravaipa Apache Chief Eskiminzin. paperback
Everyone hates cheerleaders, right? Enough to kill them? paperback
Based on a real hunting club case in 1963. The prey? Black people. paperback
When a May-December romance goes awry, Trade is hired to find the killer. paperback and e-book
A runaway teenager leads Trade on a deadly chase and a run for her life. e-book
Can Terez Montiel be found? Or has she seen too much? e-book

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