While trying to do some research on a possible third author of the Turbo Cowboys books, John Read, I emailed both of the other authors to see if they knew anything about him. Chet Cunningham responded and said, “As far as I know there was no other authors on the series… never heard of John Read… I did only three books in the series that I remember. Maybe a forth, not sure. Long time ago.”
I also emailed Ballantine Books to see if I could get any information on the series that they might be able to give me, but like the first time I emailed them, I have yet to get a response, and probably won’t. I’ll keep harassing them though.
I’m only guessing here, but there’s probably no John Read. I can’t find any information on an author by that name that looks even possible of being an author of the Turbo Cowboys. So unless that’s a pen name too, which I would doubt, then there probably wasn’t a third author and the website I got that info from is most likely wrong. After all, the two other authors we do know about have already claimed all 10 books between them, and I think they would know better than almost anybody. Except for Ballantine, who still hasn’t responded.
I’d like to give another special thanks to a long-time fan of the Turbo Cowboys for helping me finish the list of books by sending me pictures of the two covers I needed. Now that page is complete, finally!
Thank you Roger Barker for your help with that, and for sharing a picture of your complete collection! I can’t say I’m not envious.
I put this site together on a whim when Jon contacted me on Amazon and told me he wanted to put together some ebooks of the series. I knew then that we weren’t the only people who would remember the series, but I had no idea just how many fans are still out there wishing these books were more easily accessible and not so costly online. I’ve been blown away by all of the people who have stopped by since I created this site and continue to tell me how much they love this series and how glad they are that this site is up. It truly means a lot to me, and I’m glad I’m not alone! Thank you so much for helping Jon and I keep this series alive! And if you haven’t yet, make sure you get your hands on the ebooks Jon made for us! I’m working on getting them saved to this site, if it’s possible, so that if Jon needs the space in his Dropbox for other things he can lighten the load a bit. Until then, get your copies with these links!