Sunday, January 1, 2012

Western Fictioneers New President

Western Fictioneers is a professional organization for authors who work in the genre of the traditional western. Our goal is to promote the kinds of stories we love to write (and read); the western is the Great American Story, our unique history and mythology, and it remains as relevant as it ever was.

Western Fictioneers has a lot of exciting, even daring, projects in the works for the coming year. If you love westerns like I do, I guarantee you're going to love what we have in store for you, both individually and collectively.

I was honored to be in on the ground floor when this great organization was formed in 2010. I am even more honored to have been elected its second president, for 2012, succeeding the award-winning author Frank Roderus.

You will find in our ranks some very familiar names- some of the best in the business, past or present. You will also find some bright new stars in the western firmament, who may well join your list of personal favorites. So mount up and ride along with us, partners- you'll be glad you did.

Troy D. Smith
Western Fictioneers President 2012


  1. Hey Troy,
    Let me be the first to congratulate you on becoming our organization's 2nd president. I know that this is going to be a fantastic year for all of us--just look at the way it's started, with all the ideas flying around for new projects! To me, that's what it's all about--moving forward, helping one another, and becoming a western writing organization that is above and beyond any other. I look forward to 2012 and the new developments and projects it holds. Congratulations, Troy!

  2. Thanks Duane! It's gonna be a fun ride.