Author of Western fiction for adults 1950-1953.
The ranges of the west are well known to English-born Buck Savage. At an early age he ran away from home and, since then, has spent a lifetime in the wilds of Texas. He has himself ridden herd in that country, and has had as his partners on the trail men like those of whom he tells in this story. He has seen the great canyons and rolling mesas of which he writes, and has caught the virility and lustiness of the early days when the West was growing under the hands of those tough, honest pioneers who built from virgin prairie many of the cattle fortunes of today. From the pages of their glorious past he brings to life the characters who rode and fought over the untamed trails of the West. As he says: "Those old-timers sure had eveything - 'cept mebbe a long life, but I figure it ain't the years in yore life - it's the life in yore years, and by jimminy, them fellas sure packed 'em !"
Quoted from the rear of the dustwrapper of Call of the Canyon published by Forbes Robertson in 1953
Buck Savage was the author of six books (as far as we know). These are:
Riders of the Renegade and Destiny Trail, in 1951
Herds of Lampasa in 1952.
The Pecos Plainsman and Call of the Canyon in 1953.
The books form a series - all feature Speed Johnson.
At the bottom of the front flap of Call of the Canyon it states:
Both Herds of Lampasa and Call of the Canyon were issued in paperback by Nelson in 1956.
Advertised along with his books are those of another Western author for Forbes Robertson, who was also later
published in paperback by Nelson. This is Burt Merrill.
We suspect that he might be yet another of Reginald Martin's pseudonyms.