Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Peacemaker Award Finalists

Western Fictioneers is proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 Peacemaker Awards for the best in Western fiction.

BEST WESTERN NOVEL
THE OLD WOLVES, Peter Brandvold
MUNDY'S LAW, Monty McCord
THE AVENGING ANGEL, Michael Newton
THE HARDEST RIDE, Gordon Rottman
LEAVING YUMA, Michael Zimmer

BEST FIRST WESTERN NOVEL
SHOTGUN, C. Courtney Joyner
DEAD MAN'S LAMENT, Linell Jeppsen
DEADWOOD DEAD MEN, Bill Markley
MUNDY'S LAW, Monty McCord
THE HARDEST RIDE, Gordon Rottman

BEST INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED WESTERN NOVEL
SONGBIRD, Bill Crider writing as Colby Jackson
WEST FROM YESTERDAY, Randolph Carter Harrison
RETRIBUTION, Tammy Hinton
WEST: JOURNEY ACROSS THE PLAINS, David S. Larson
PASSING THROUGH KANSAS, Kenneth Newton

BEST SHORT FICTION
"Doc Holliday Redux", Matt Braun (in WESTERN LORE)
"Cabin Fever", Brett Cogburn (in CACTUS COUNTRY, VOL. III)
"It Takes a Man", Cheryl Pierson (in WOLF CREEK: HELL ON THE PRAIRIE)
"The Last Free Trapper", Jory Sherman (in A WOLF CREEK CHRISTMAS)
"Charlie's Pie", Livia J. Washburn (in WISHING FOR A COWBOY)

Congratulations to all the finalists! Winners of this year's awards will be announced on June 1.

17 comments:

  1. I judged one of the categories and was impressed by the high quality of the submissions this year. The future of the Western looks mighty good to me.

    Big congratulations to each of the Peacemaker finalists.

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  2. Congratulations everyone listed!

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  3. Some mighty fine entrants here. Congratulations to the finalists.

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  4. Congratulations to all of the finalists!

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  5. I ditto what Frank said. Talk about a tough judging job. Man! We've got a top-notch group of writers in this organization.

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  6. Congratulations, everyone! I've only read a few of the nominees, but from what I can tell, the judges had themselves quite a chore. Like Frank and Chuck said, the future of the western looks mighty fine. :-)

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  7. Congratulations to all the finalists!

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  8. Congratulations to everyone!! Looks like a wonderful collection of stories.

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  9. Double ditto on what Frank and Charlie said... we had some darn fine works to choose from. Congrats to all!

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  10. Congrats to all the nominees! It took a really great story to float to the top this year.

    As a judge, I was impressed by the outstanding entries and very proud of the quality of western fiction being released. There were many books that could've just as easily been nominated but weren't because of the luck of the draw, but you have to choose somehow.

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  11. Congrats to all the finalists.

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  12. It was an honor and privilege to be one of the judges. I also was impressed with the quality of the work.

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  13. Congratulations to everyone! Need to catch up on the reading. Doris

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  14. Congrats of best first, Courtney. Hope to meet some of you others soon.
    Also nice to hear that folks believe we may once again have good high class westerns of the old days. I live in the 40s to 80s LOL!

    Thanks, KEITH

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  15. It's such an honor to be included with so many wonderful writers!

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