Pleasant View author releases historical fiction nationwide

Volk tells story
of two boys traveling west

PLEASANT VIEW – This week marks the nationwide release of Luke Taylor and Trevor Lane, a new historical novel by author Lowell F. Volk.

In the story, readers will join Luke and Trevor as their adventures continue. They fight outlaws and Indians while heading west. After reaching Independence, Luke and Trevor join a wagon train, where the two boys discover old friends are traveling with them. The Wrights are relatives of an old friend who had saved Trevor’s life earlier during the war. The Dailys had met Luke when he was in St. Louis and were on the train with them. All their old friends welcome each other and recount good times from the past on the wagon train.

But not everyone is glad to see Luke and Trevor. Two men, who used to be part of Captain Fry’s gang, are also on board. Will Luke and Trevor discover who these mysterious men are before they exact their revenge? Why are these two even on the train in the first place?

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Volk has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California Lutheran and an M.B.A. from the University of La Verne. He is retired from General Dynamics, where he was a manager of software engineers, which required extensive travel both in the USA and overseas. He continues to travel to Wild West events and Civil War reenactments. When he’s not traveling, he enjoys horseback riding, deer and elk hunting, and early American history.

For more information, contact Michelle Whitman, at (405) 458-5642 or send an email to