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 a member of WWA, and pleased to say that I know most of the winners personally. I was not able to attend this year’s convention, but I was with them all in spirit this past week while they surely enjoyed another great convention.
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Review the complete list of the winners and runners-up on this page of the WWA website. Whether you read fiction or non-fiction, prefer historical or traditional, or like juvenile or adult books, you will find the best of the best in this list. Note that the link brings up the 2016 listing first; but by scrolling up, you can find the winners for all years back to 1953. http://westernwriters.org/winners/#a2016
I want to offer special congratulations to fellow WWA member Lucia St. Clair Robson. She received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature. http://westernwriters.org/2016/06/lucia-st-clair-robson-to-receive-2016-owen-wister-award/
Her books are masterful, and I recommend all of them to you. Check Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite book seller to find her works. Also, check out her fabulous website: http://www.luciastclairrobson.com/
If you have read my book Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, you will recall she wrote the following, wonderful blurb for my book’s cover:
“Engaging action and vivid detail make the far-ranging adventures of Robert Lee Murphy’s likeable young protagonist reminiscent of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn.” Lucia St. Clair Robson
Congratulations to Lucia and all the Spur Award winners for 2016.