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John R. Erickson

John R. Erickson

John provides commentary and short fiction to WORLD. His Hank the Cowdog series for children has sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide, and in addition to publishing 74 books, his work has appeared in news outlets such as The Dallas Morning News. John and his wife, Kris, reside near Perryton, Texas.

Articles by John R. Erickson
Cowboys and roping

Cowboys and roping

Essential ranch-life skills with Hank the Cowdog

Hank the Cowdog explains why horses are essential for ranch life

Hank the Cowdog explains what happens each season of the year

Hank the Cowdog explains the economics of cows and grass


A rancher remembers a devastating fire

Reflections from a rancher and a writer

Funny stories from a rancher

John R. Erickson draws lessons from bovine behavior

A former rancher offers reflections on a world beyond our comprehension

Some things about animals are just a bit beyond science