McCoy is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and investigative reporter.
In 1992, he won the 1992 Medicine Pipe Bearer’s Award for Best First Novel from
the Western Writers of America for The Sixth Rider, a novel about the
1892 Dalton raid on Coffeyville’s banks. Hellfire Canyon, McCoy’s fourteenth
novel, was named Best Paperback Original by the Western Writers of America in
2008. His other westerns include I, Quantrill, A Breed Apart, and
Into the West, the novelization of Steven Spielberg’s epic television