A New History of Old San Antonio

El Inmortal Vaquero Quigley

Light-hearted yet ambitious, The Immortal Cowboy Quigley relates the adventures of a crazed Texas roughneck who dares to cross the Rio Grande and confront the land of bad hombres: México. Quigley – as befits any lunatic hero – is accompanied by his loyal sidekick, Chucho, who accompanies him on his Odyssey through the terrifying lands of Texas’s southern neighbor.

Written in a picaresque style, the work overflows with the kind of colorful characters and humorous encounters that the Texas- Mexico border so frequently produces. This novel by Brandon Seale challenges and entertains. It is literature that makes you laugh and makes you reflect. It is, in short, a gran book.

– Juan Carlos Melgar

*Background Photo Courtesy of John Carter Brown Library.

A New History of

Old San Antonio

El Inmortal

Vaquero Quigley

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Light-hearted yet ambitious, The Immortal Cowboy Quigley relates the adventures of a crazed Texas roughneck who dares to cross the Rio Grande and confront the land of bad hombres: México. Quigley – as befits any lunatic hero – is accompanied by his loyal sidekick, Chucho, who accompanies him on his Odyssey through the terrifying lands of Texas’s southern neighbor.

Written in a picaresque style, the work overflows with the kind of colorful characters and humorous encounters that the Texas- Mexico border so frequently produces. This novel by Brandon Seale challenges and entertains. It is literature that makes you laugh and makes you reflect. It is, in short, a gran book.

– Juan Carlos Melgar

*Background Photo Courtesy of John Carter Brown Library.

About the Author

Born in Abilene and raised in San Antonio, Brandon went to work in the oilfield in 2003 in Laredo, Texas. His first well was a wild-ass attempt to horizontally complete a rather unpromising, impermeable shale layer known as the Eagle Ford. He soon after moved to Monterrey, Mexico where he would go on to drill the first wells operated by Americans in México since 1938, including their first Eagle Ford well.

Back in school in Austin, he started and later sold a successful solar company, before returning to the oilfield in time to experience the full glory of the Eagle Ford boom and the opening of the Mexican Energy Industry in 2013, where he still works today as the President of Howard Energy México.

Brandon and his wife take immense pride in the fact that their two children mix Spanish and English with a kind of innocent ease that horrifies outsiders, but that their fellow San Antonians don’t even seem to notice.

With degrees in Philosophy, Law, and Business, Brandon writes and records stories about the residents of the borderland and about the comic and occasionally tragic intersection of Texas and Mexican cultures, which are – despite their mutual and vocal protests to the contrary – far more alike than they are different.

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