Welcome to Russell Rowland’s Author Page


Welcome to Russell Rowland’s author page. You can find out about my books, my consulting/writing coach services, and my upcoming appearances by simply clicking on the desired page. Thank you for visiting!

In the meantime, here is some of the praise for Russell Rowland’s books:


High and Inside

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Rowland’s people are on a search, and he writes them with wit, humility, and a satisfying sense of trajectory.

–Leif Enger, author of Peace Like a River

Richly and intimately told, High and Inside is a raucous tragicomedy, infused with the desire we all feel in the face of our greatest mistakes: to somehow win redemption, no matter how large our flaws.

–Kim Barnes, author of In the Kingdom of Men

There’s a baseball on the cover, and baseball at the heart of the story, but this is no simple story of sport–with High and Inside Russell Rowland has written an elegant and potent investigation of community and home, of healing and forgiveness.

–Alan Heathcock, author of Volt

In Open Spaces

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This heartfelt exploration of the lives and hard times of a prairie ranch family fairly pulses with the intrigues of existence. Russell Rowland has given us a vivid and distinctive piece of homespun to take its proper place in the literary quilt of the West.


Ivan Doig, National Book Award winner, This House of Sky


“Charged with dramatic tension — a joy to read.”

-Ha Jin, author of Waiting, winner of the National Book Award


“Russell Rowland’s compelling Montanans show us the extraordinary that lurksin ordinary lives, reveal the epic heart of everyday trials and triumphs.”


Guy Vanderhauge, author, The Last Crossing and The Englishman’s Boy


“[An] outstanding debut…Rowland’s examination of family dynamics is poignant and revealing….”

-Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“A family epic that has a muted elegance….A gracefully understated novel.”

-New York Times Book Review


“In Open Spaces…is sage, humane, and immensely readable.”

-C. Michael Curtis, senior editor, “The Atlantic Monthly”


“A heartfelt debut…[An] unpretentious, involving story told with unfaltering authority.”

-Kirkus Reviews


“As a lifelong reader of books written about the west, particularly those about Montana, Russell Rowland’s In Open Spaces is as good as it gets….a powerful book.”

-C.J. Box, author of Open Season and Savage Run