Bonanza is the series on which BettyHT bases the majority of her stories. Read her tales of the Cartwrights and share in the lives of Ben, Adam, Hoss and Joe as they watch over each other as well as the Ponderosa.  She also write general fiction and poetry (see index below).

Be sure to take a few minutes to tell BettyHT how much you enjoy her stories!


Hope, Trust and Faith

Deadly Conspiring

Premonitions Fulfilled

For Jamie

The Kitten

Pushed Away


It’s a Grave Situation

In Like a Lion

Friendship Among Brothers

Buttons and Bows

The Wooing of Abigail Jones AU

The Spring Picnic Meeting

How Many Roads?


A Peaceful. Easy Feeling

Silver-Haired Stranger in Town

For a Good Cause

Dear Diary

A Few Quiet Beers with God

Confessions by the Campfire

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Shooting Lesson


The End of the War

A Christmas Surprise Times Two

The Sadie Hawkins Dance

Ghost at Devil’s Gate

Dime Novel Disaster

Settling Accounts

Stories and Memories

Letters and Lessons

The Children Shall Lead–Truce

Painful Truth

His Own Way



Christmas Story

Looking To Heaven


A Piece of the Puzzle


Dire Straits

Being Hopeful

Savage Son

Only Six Beers

The MIB’s Story

Troian Series

The Trapper John Series

On Stories with Elaine

Presha and Adam Stories

Patricia and Cassandra Stories

Guitar Blues Series

Ellie and the Lost Years

A Double Life and Crooked Paths

Never Submit or Yield Stories


You Can’t Go Home Again

Laine and Adam Series

First Comes Marriage

Father and Son Escapade

Dream Series

Angela and Adam Stories

On the Shores of the Lake

Will I Get Any Taller?

What Happened?

Some Never Learn

Toni and Adam Stories

Michelle or Rayne?

Mind Escape

Wanderlust and Consequences

Kings and an Ace

Charity and Adam Stories

Ben and Ma

Annie and Adam Stories

Traci Stories

Aida and Adam

By Pure Luck

Adam’s Birthday Stories


Hijacking a Family

The First Ponderosa Thanksgiving

Aida and Adam Stories

His Gal 

A Worried Man

Black Cat



A Dream or A Nightmare?

The Haunting

The Bet

Almost Lost Two



A Cream Colored Coat


To Love a Rose

Death Wish

Walk a Mile in his Shoes

Believe in Love

Fools and a Wiseman

Adam’s Last Days

Another Stranger in Town

Spooky Drabbles and Stories

Living the Nightmare

Faith, Hope and Love

The Old Stage Station

My Life’s Work

Saturday Night

The Last Fear and the Last Dream

Think Like a Man

 Gold Can Destroy


What Goes Around

Bean-O Was His Name-O

Does He Like Women?

(What Happened Instead for the episode “Death At Dawn”)

Bessie Sue’s Proposal

Lost In A Storm Grizzly Tale

Journey Revisited

Red Feather Revenge

The Secret Glade

The Mine

What Did You Do Today, Pa?

The Lake Incident

A Father’s Work Is Never Done

Reborn on a Birthday

The Long and Dusty Road

Too Much To Ask

On The Trail

Hoss in Charge

You Can Always Check In

Land Sharks

Halloween Revenge
(Sequel to “Land Sharks”)


Dumb Old Adam

I Still Love You

Thinking About Tomorrow

How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

The Scar

A Lesson in Courage

Another Sand Creek

General Fiction

Trouble Comes Looking



Poems of the Cartwrights


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