About Rod

Rod McFain is a lover of writing, horses, and fly fishing. He lives with his beautiful, Ali MacGraw look alike wife, Linda, in the Currier and Ives like setting of Garden Valley, Idaho. They share their lives with three fine horses and a Jack Russell terrier. White Bird Publications released Rod’s newest novel, HARD GOODBYES, on May 25. HARD GOODBYES is the first in a three-book series. He is currently working on a historical fiction project, IN BETWEEN TIME, set in the Roaring 20s.




The time is 1868, and a treaty between the American Government and the Sioux Nation threatens the long-established home of settlers in the Bighorn Mountains.

Annie Laurie, a beautiful woman with dark hair and eyes, is ardently in love with Gray Wehr. He is no perfect love. The man is flawed—all are. Loving him is senseless, painful, frustrating, but she’d have it no other way.

Wehr’s insatiable wanderlust has time and again pulled him out of his valley home, where an unsought gun reputation haunts his life. Although having come home, ostensibly to stay, he finally gives in to Annie and agrees to take her, his two years younger sister, and four friends on an arduous journey to Fort Laramie and back home.

An odd group of townsfolk will fight to save their home. Crossing the Crazy Woman is a novel of the human spirit, freedom, and of life and death.

The Crazy Woman is Calling

Coming May 25, 2021

Ally Hart’s husband is dead. Not that he was much of a husband. He’d already killed most of her dream and left little unless she counts wasted years, loneliness, and isolation. But it’s pointless to grieve over the past, that much she knows. Everything is about survival, which isn’t easy for a woman alone in 1860 Wyoming, where life is not forgiving, not pretty.

If Ally is to survive, to rekindle her dreams, she must become fiercely independent, something she’s never been—no more being compliant, mild, and demure. To survive, she must reject conventional female ideals, even the ones she enjoys. There’s no room for them in her life. 

Coming Fall 2021
Coming 2022

Coming 2022

Researching a novel on “Pretty Betty Martin”


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