Reid is fourth generation land and cattle. His cowboy heart and poet’s pen captures the spirit of the western landscape and its influence on generations of its settlers. His long-standing devotion to wild and remote places and to the people—both past and present—who leave their legend and footprint upon America and the American West is the inspiration and descriptive underpinning of all of his writing.
"Many have queried as to why I decided and what inspires me to write the Threads West, An American Saga series. I am fascinated with the interrelated energies of all things. The more primal the current, the greater my interest. In the wide range of tugs to the human soul, nothing compares to the power of the land which underlies all we are and do, and the pull on our heart strings of passion filled romance. These magnets to our spirits coupled with the rich texture of the mid eighteen fifties--a time when America and the world drew their collective breaths just prior to exhaling with a rush towards the American West--is our story, a memory we need to recall, courage we need to again touch and a reminder of the foundations of our uniquely American spirit.
I begin each chapter with a description of the scene. Virtually all these images are indelibly printed in my mind. I have seen them, felt them and in many instances photographed them. My pen becomes merely the shutter, the paper the film. This setting of the stage for that particular moment in this tale of conflicted life threads of distinct personalities from uncommon origins somehow propels me to another place. I hurtle through a time portal to a place so real, so palpably sensory that I can smell, hear and see through the senses of the characters who come alive once given the set upon which to act. And then they begin to talk to me, telling me the story, guiding my writing just as a mere scriber takes dictation. It is on each and every occasion a transformational experience. I am delighted to share with my terrific readers the sizzle, adventure and message of the novels which are the result. Enjoy!"
“If your mind and spirit are seduced by images of windswept ridge tops, flutters of aspen leaves caressed by a canyon breeze and the crimson tendrils of dying sun…if your fingers feel the silken pulse of a lover and your lips taste the deep kisses of building passion…if nostrils flare with the conjured scents of gunpowder and perfume, sage brush and pine, and your ears delight in the murmur of river current…if your heart pounds at the clash of good and evil and with each twist and turn of interwoven lives you feel a primal throb, then I have accomplished my mission.”
~Reid Lance Rosenthal