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Patrick Dearen


patrick dearen


A recognized authority on the lower Pecos River country, Patrick Dearen has authored eighteen books. He grew up in Sterling City, Texas, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. A backpacking enthusiast and ragtime pianist, he makes his home in Midland, Texas, with his wife Mary and son Wesley.


Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier

Crossing Rio Pecos

Lone Star Lost: Buried Treasures in Texas

Devils River: Treacherous Twin to the Pecos, 1535-1900

To Hell or the Pecos, a novel

The Big Drift