HOWARD WEINSTEIN RETURNS TO Crazy 8 with western rerelease

NEW YORK, NY – May 19, 2021— Author Howard Weinstein’s award-winning historical novel Galloway’s Gamble is shining up its spurs for a new romp through the Old West, with an assist from author collective Crazy 8 Press.

Inspired by high-spirited classics like Maverick, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Sting, Galloway’s Gamble tells the coming-of-age story of bickering brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway. After growing up in frontier Texas, they ride trails, rails, and riverboats on a rollicking odyssey, seeking their fortune at poker tables from New Orleans to ‘Frisco.

Originally issued by Five Star Publishing, Weinstein regained publishing paperback and ebook rights and is reissuing Galloway’s Gamble under the Crazy 8 Press banner and with a new cover.

Galloway’s Gamble might have been a Crazy 8 title in the first place,” Weinstein said. “But now that the rights have reverted to me, I’m happy to be rejoining the Crazy 8 gang for this reissue. I appreciate their warm welcome back into the asylum.”

“Howie is a dear friend and a great writer, so we were thrilled to give Galloway’s Gamble a new home,” said Crazy 8 Press co-founder Robert Greenberger. “It’s a great book that looks even shinier now with the Crazy 8 Press logo emblazed on its spine.”

An original Crazy 8 Press co-founder, this is Weinstein’s first publishing venture with his old gang. Predominantly known for writing Star Trek and other science fiction tales, Weinstein’s love of westerns came pouring onto the pages of this funny, heartwarming, and exciting tale.

Galloway’s Gamble is available for sale in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.


“Anyone who loves Charles Portis’s style of writing in True Grit…should look no farther than Howard Weinstein’s Galloway’s Gamble.”

True West Magazine

Galloway’s Gamble…is the whole package—entertaining, heartwarming, and historically accurate. Be prepared to have a new favorite author.” –Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Gunfight

“Howard Weinstein introduces the remarkable Cara Galloway and her two rambunctious sons, Jamey and Jake. Weinstein writes affable characters.”

 –W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling author of Flight of the Hawk


Howard Weinstein writing credits include Star Trek: Mere Anarchy: The Blood-Dimmed Tide and six other Star Trek novels; 65 Star Trek comic-book issues from DC, Marvel, Malibu, and WildStorm; “The Pirates of Orion” animated Star Trek episode; story-development assistance on the classic Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; a biography of his childhood baseball hero Mickey Mantle; and Puppy Kisses Are Good for the Soul, a charming account of life with legendary Welsh Corgi Mail Order Annie.

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