Category Archives: Book Awards

Wyoming History News Announces Golden Spike

Wyoming History News, the official newsletter for the Wyoming State Historical Society, announced the upcoming release of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, in its April 2017 edition. I have created this collage from the newsletter’s masthead and the announcement … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

What better way to start the New Year than to have the 2016 awards won by Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two recognized in the Winter 2017 SCBWI Bulletin. I know many of you do not read this fine publication that connects writers, illustrators, … Continue reading

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Will Rogers Medallion Silver Award

On October 29, 2016, my novel Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, received the Will Rogers Silver Medallion Award for 2016 Western Fiction for Younger Readers. The Will Rogers Medallion Award Committee’s program states that books in the Younger Readers’ category “contain … Continue reading

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Visit with Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, fellow member of Western Writers of America, and I spent a pleasant evening dining at the Silverado Steakhouse in the South Point Hotel & Casino during his visit this week to Las Vegas. Michael came to town to … Continue reading

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Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming

On September 11, 2016, I spent the day at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming, touring the interpretive center, walking the remains of the old fort, and tromping the nearby battlefields. I had this opportunity because I was attending the annual meeting … Continue reading

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Wyoming State Historical Society Meeting in Buffalo, Wyoming

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, I participated in the 63rd annual meeting of the Wyoming State Historical Society in Buffalo, Wyoming. This friendly city of about 5,000 people, provided a grand welcome to the attendees at the meeting. As this Wyoming state … Continue reading

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Bear Claws Wins Wyoming State Historical Society Award

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, The Wyoming State Historical Society presented Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, with First Place in the Publications Category Fiction, “in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Wyoming’s legacy.” It is a … Continue reading

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Wyoming State Historical Society Award for Bear Claws

The Wyoming State Historical Society Awards Committee informed me this past week that Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two has been selected to receive an award in the Publications Category for 2016. The award will be presented at a … Continue reading

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Bear Claws Finalist for 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award

Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award in the category for Younger Readers. Eagle Talons, the first book in the trilogy about Will Braddock and his quest … Continue reading

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2016 Spur Awards

Western Writers of America awarded the 2016 Spur Awards to the winners Saturday night, June 25, at its annual convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I want to give a big shout out to all the winners. I am proud to be … Continue reading

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