Heck's Gold | Podium Audio

Heck’s Gold

Book 3

By: John Deacon

Performed by: Jim Meskimen

Released: September 05, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 07 hr, 1 min

A heartwarming tale of courage and young love on a rugged frontier…
After completing their fort, the residents of Heck’s Valley brace for winter. Many speak of spring—and the possibility of staying here and working together to build a town in this breathtaking wilderness.
Heck and Hope don’t know what the future holds, but so long as they are together, they face it with confidence. But life on the frontier is never easy.
They have to guard their stock, keep the peace, and prepare defenses for spring when the Sioux warriors who killed Seeker’s parents will again come raiding.
Meanwhile, Heck must decide what to do about his amazing discovery. Will Heck’s gold bless the Valley… or tear it apart?
Heck’s Gold is a classic Western with a touch of romance. It’s perfect for fans of C.J. Petit and R.O. Lane.



John Deacon

I was born six months before man landed on the moon. I was blessed to grow up in the country, where my family lived largely off the land. When I wasn’t fishing, exploring the woods, or weeding the garden, I devoured comic books like Two-Gun Kid and The Rawhide Kid before moving on to the exciting adventure stories of Jack London and Louis L’Amour. Our black-and-white TV got three channels, though you could lose one and pick up another if you went outside and messed with the antenna. On its grainy screen, we watched Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and movies starring John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Now a husband and father, I love exploring the West and reading history and fiction alike. My favorite authors are Louis L’Amour, Elmore Leonard, C.J. Petit, and R.O. Lane. As a writer, I hope to entertain you with fun stories of the old West. My good guys are good, my bad guys are bad, and you’ll always find a touch of romance to sweeten the grit.



Jim Meskimen