Friday, June 10, 2011

Blackwell's Run

The latest installment in my series of Blackwell Western short stories from Western Trail Blazer is available now.

Karen Michelle Nutt designed a great cover for us, don't you think?

"Max Blackwell is a sergeant in the US Calvary. Then Company C is assigned a new lieutenant - one interested only in glory and following his personal vision. After watching many of his men die due to the commanding officer's disregard of rules and common sense, will Blackwell agree to a mutiny? And if so, what will the consequences be?"

get more info on the Blackwell series here:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New review of CROSS ROAD BLUES

Writer and blues enthusiast Ricky Bush has a nice review of my crime novel Cross Road Blues up at his blogsite:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Western Fictioneers' First Annual (2010) Peacemaker Awards -winners and finalists

This press release was sent out today by Larry Sweazy, awards chair. I had the privilege of being one of  the judges in this inaugural contest, and of being one of the founding members of this organization, an honor I am quite proud of.

More details can be found here:
Western Fictioneers (WF) is pleased to announce the WINNERs for the first annual (2010) Peacemaker Awards.



Wayne Dundee, “This Old Star” from the anthology Bad Cop…No Donut (Padwolf Publishing)


Carol Crigger, “Left Behind” from the anthology Roundup! Great Stories of the West (La Frontera Publishing

C. Courtney Joyner , “Two-Bit Kill” from the anthology Law of the Gun (Kensington)

Matthew P. Mayo, “Scourge of Spoils” from the anthology Steampunk’d (DAW Books, Inc.)

Pete Peterson, “Catch a Killer by the Toe” published by Untreed Reads



Lyle Brandt (winner), Manhunt (Berkley)


Lyle Brandt, Avenging Angels (Berkley)

D.H. Eraldi, Settler’s Chase (Berkley)

Dusty Richards, Wulf’s Tracks (Berkley)

Kit Prate, Long Ride to Limbo -- Western Trail Blazer
(an imprint of Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery)

S. Craig Zahler, Congregation of Jackals (Dorchester Publishing)

Western Fictioneers (WF) was formed in 2010 by Robert J. Randisi, James Reasoner, Frank Roderus, and other professional Western writers, to preserve, honor, and promote traditional Western writing in the 21st century.  Entries were accepted in both print and electronic forms.  The Peacemaker Awards will be given out annually.  Submissions for the 2011 awards will be open in July, 2011. Submission guidelines will be posted on the WF web site.  For more information about Western Fictioneers (WF) please visit: