Welcome to Spearfish Lake Tales Wiki!
What is Spearfish Lake Tales Wiki all about?
Many fans have wished for a way to look up information about the characters, stories and places (real and fictional) in the SLT stories. Since we all want Wes to concentrate on his writing this is a way for us as fans to provide this information. Please remember that Spearfish Lake and all it contains belongs to Wes.
If you have just begun reading Spearfish Lake Tales, you might be wondering what order to read them in.
Most people find it fun to read them in the order they were published rather than trying to force them into a neat chronological order. On Wes' home page, Spearfish Lake Tales, the latest tale being published is listed at the top, so scroll down to the bottom and start with Rocinante, the first one published, and work your way up the list of stories.
Warning!!! There are spoilers on these Wiki pages. We are all here for the enjoyment so do not blame others if your curiosity and lack of control lead to a story outcome being spoiled.
That being said, dive in and have fun.
The Latest News
Winchester Harbor started posting on April 15, 2013
Jake Lewis is at odds with his family over a girl he thought was his life partner who doesn't seem to feel that way. He doesn't know what to do except go looking for a new life somewhere else. Helping on a marina fuel dock, crewing on a Great Lakes charter fishing boat, and learning to sail help to take his mind off a cheating fiancée and his family problems, but not enough. Will the new friends he's made, including some rather special girls, help him find new direction and goals? And perhaps a new love from an unexpected quarter?
Winter Layoff completed posting on April 12, 2013
Clark Construction equipment operator Jim Wooten likes to spend his winter layoff snowmobiling, ice fishing, and getting away from his sister and his alcoholic ex-wife. He's guilt-tripped into seeing what can be done about getting his aunt and invalid uncle back into their home, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It turns out that a good man with helpful friends and a backhoe can solve a lot of problems -- including some of his own.
Icewater and the Alien completed posting on February 22, 2013
Duane and Michelle are Colorado River raft guides in the Grand Canyon in the summer and sled dog mushers in Alaska in the winter. It's the perfect life for them -- lots of fun and adventure, and nothing much of the conventional life, freedom from bosses and desk jobs, peer pressure and politics, mortgages, and marriage and kids. Little do they realize that it's too good to last . . .
A gallery of photographs taken by Wes is now at Wes's Photo Posts.
New Wiki Server
Due to intermittent outages, the wiki has been transferred to a new server on January 22, 2013. Everything should function exactly the same, including user accounts and change history. Please let me know if you experience any problems.
The revised version of Busted Axle Road was posted around January 13, 2013. The changes are more widespread than in other edits, and include reducing the number of chapters from 127 to 44, partly in order to post the book on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
Susan completed posting on December 21, 2012
The horizons in Spearfish Lake seem to close in more and more on Susan McMahon after she returns from spending her junior year of high school as an exchange student in Germany. She speaks several languages fluently and has a wider view of the world than most. Now, she’s finding it hard to fit back into the town where she grew up, especially since her year away from school is causing her problems. But, it’s not a good idea to cross Susan or her family, as they don’t take stupidity lying down.
Recently Posted or Updated
The revised version of Square One was posted around November 13, 2012. The changes are mostly minor corrections in order to post the book on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
The revised version of The Next Generation was posted around October 28, 2012. The changes are mostly minor corrections in order to post the book on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
The revised version of The Girl in the Mirror was posted around September 1, 2012. The changes are mostly minor corrections in order to post the book on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
Dirt-track race-car driver Mel Austin is badly injured in a crash and wakes up in the hospital being nursed by friend and fellow driver Arlene. They decide it's time to grow up and live a more conventional life, so marry and settle down to teaching and nursing, jobs they both like. But, they've been racing cars long enough that it's hard to stay away from the tracks and out of the cars on them . . . How can they scratch the itch without exposure to the danger? A blast back into the past, to the fun, adventure, trials and tribulations of short-track racing back in the 1960s!
Like most of the people who look at this wiki, you probably stumbled into reading one of Wes' tales somewhere in the middle of a story, either on his site or one of the ones he posts on. Now that you are hooked, having gone back and read (or like many of his readers, reread) a tale or two, you might ask what do I read next?
For most readers the best way to cover all the tales is from the beginning; not chronological beginning, but publication order. On his home page, spearfishlaketaleswiki.com, the tales are listed in reverse chronological order! So scroll on down, and start with Rocinante. He has left a hint as to the publication order - look for the number that is part of the link for each story.
Check out Wes_Boyd's_Bibliography for information on each series and hints about what will be next.
Also useful is the list of this wiki's pages for each story. See the link Books and Short Stories which is in the navigation sidebar on the left side of every page.
Instructions for New Users
After you have created your login via the Special:UserLogin page, all new users should go to the SPLTWiki style page before editing or creating pages. The instructions there for new users will help get you up to speed.
Only users who have logged in are able to edit.
- Books and Short Stories
- Google Earth and the Spearfish Lake Tales
- Shared Documents from Users
- Wes Boyd's Bibliography
Links to where the good stuff is on Wes Boyd's site.
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- Take a crack at revising a page or creating a new one!
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