Brad McLelland

Brad McLelland is an award-winning middle-grade author and technical writer who earned his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University. A former crime journalist, Brad is the co-recipient of the 2019 Oklahoma Book Award for his co-authored debut novel, Legends of the Lost Causes, the first book in a middle-grade western fantasy series published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Brad has published short stories and novellas in various journals and magazines across the U.S. A part-time drummer and singer, he lives in Oklahoma with his wife, Alisha, and stepdaughter, Chloe.

About The Fang of Bonfire Crossing

The Fang of Bonfire Crossing book coverKeech Blackwood and his band of fellow orphans demand justice for their fallen families. But the road to retribution is a long and hard-fought journey.

After defeating Bad Whiskey Nelson, the man who burned Keech’s home to the ground, the Lost Causes have a new mission: find Bonfire Crossing, the mysterious land that holds clues to the whereabouts of the all-powerful Char Stone. Along the way they’ll have to fend off a shapeshifting beast, a swarm of river monsters, and a fearsome desperado named Big Ben Loving who conjures tornadoes out of thin air. It’s an epic standoff between the Lost Causes and the outlaw Reverend Rose, a powerful sorcerer who would be unstoppable with the Stone in his possession.

With the world—and vengeance—hanging in the balance, the Lost Causes are ready for battle.


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