Kathleen Rice Adams

Descended from a long line of Texas ranchers, preachers, and teachers on one side and Kentucky horse thieves and moonshiners on the other, Kathleen Rice Adams had no choice but to become an outlaw. Maybe that's why in her stories, even the good guys wear black hats.

For the past thirty years, she's stayed two steps ahead of a lynch mob as an award-winning journalist. She also has ghost-written or edited several nonfiction books.

In addition to her gig in the news biz, these days she also blogs at Prairie Rose Publications, Petticoats and Pistols, Sweethearts of the West, and Western Fictioneers.

A Texan to the bone, when Kathleen's not being a nuisance she bows to the whims of the Hole in the Web Gang — a herd of tiny but enthusiastic outlaws with four legs.


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Kathleen's Books


  • Prodigal Gun
    by Kathleen Rice Adams
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    Winner, 2016 EPIC Award for Historical Romance Finalist, 2015 Peacemaker Award for Best Western First...


  • Robbing Banks, Stealing Hearts
    by Kathleen Rice Adams
    Additional formats:e-book

    Everyone should have career at which they excel. At failing to commit crimes, nobody is...

  • The Dumont Brand
    by Kathleen Rice Adams
    Additional formats:ebook

    Two stories in one volume. On the eve of the Civil War, family secrets threaten...

Quick Reads

  • The Last Three Miles
    by Kathleen Rice Adams
    Additional formats:ebook

      Danger waits along the last three miles of track…and so does love. When an...

  • The Second-Best Ranger in Texas
    by Kathleen Rice Adams
    Additional formats:e-book

    Winner, 2015 Peacemaker Award for Best Western Short Fiction His partner’s grisly death destroyed Texas...

  • Peaches
    by Kathleen Rice Adams
    Additional formats:e-book

    A Christmas Story Running a ranch and fending off three meddlesome aunts leaves Whit McCandless...


    Boxed Sets

    • A Kiss to Remember
      by Cheryl Pierson, Livia J. Washburn, Kathleen Rice Adams, Tracy Garrett, Tanya Hanson
      Additional formats:ebook

      Five award-winning and best-selling authors. Five books in one incredible boxed set. Get ready for...

    • A Cowboy’s Touch
      by Cheryl Pierson, Kathleen Rice Adams, Celia Yeary, Livia J. Washburn
      Additional formats:ebook

      A cowboy's touch can heal anything—including lost love, hard times, and angry moments. In these...

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