Monday, April 15, 2013

NOMINEES for the third annual (2013) Peacemaker Awards

Western Fictioneers (WF) is pleased to announce the NOMINEES for the third annual (2013) Peacemaker Awards

** Nominees are in no particular order.

The Lifetime Achievement Peacemaker will be presented to Robert Vaughan


City of Rocks (Five Star Publishing — Cengage) by Michael Zimmer

Unbroke Horses (Goldminds Publishing, LLC) by D.B. Jackson

Apache Lawman (AmazonEncore) by Phil Dunlap

Wide Open (Berkley Publishing Group) by Larry Bjornson


“Christmas Comes to Freedom Hill” (Christmas Campfire Companion — Port Yonder Press) by Troy Smith

“Christmas For Evangeline”  (Slay Bells and Six Guns — WF ) by C. Courtney Joyner

 “Keepers of Camelot” (Slay Bells and Six Guns — WF) by Cheryl Pierson

“The Toys” (Slay Bells and Six Guns — WF) by James J. Griffin

“Adeline” (Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT — Goombah Gumbo Press ) by Wayne Dundee


High Stakes (Musa Publishing) by Chad Strong

Wide Open (Berkley Publishing Group) by Larry Bjornson

Red Lands Outlaw, the Ballad of Henry Starr ( Publishing) by Phil Truman

Last Stand At Bitter Creek (Western Trail Blazer) by Tom Rizzo

Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave (Sunbury Press) by Mark Mitten

Winners will be announced on June 1, 2013 on the WF website (

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 are given out annually.  Submissions for the Peacemaker Awards for books published in 2013 will be open in July, 2013. Submission guidelines will be posted on the WF web site.  For more information about Western Fictioneers (WF) please visit: or

Western Fictioneers would like to thank Larry D. Sweazy for being Awards Chair for the first three years and for the excellent job he has done.


  1. Congratulations everyone, especially to Robert Vaughan for getting the Lifetime Achievement Award. Well deserved sir.

  2. Congrats to a worthy group of nominees!

  3. Congrats to everyone, but especially Dick Vaughan... who is eminently deserving. I'm honored to be in such company- what a talented bunch.

  4. Particular congratulations to Robert Vaughan on the Lifetime Achievement Award. And many congratulations also to all of the nominees.

    Good luck to them all!

  5. Congratulations Robert Vaughan and all the other authors. Great job!

  6. Congratulations to one and all; you'd do some hard traveling before finding a better group of writers or a finer group of people. The western has been done proud by all of your excellent work.

  7. Congratulations to Robert Vaughn and all the nominees! The readers are the beneficiaries--look at all the wonderful books we have available. :)

  8. I served as a judge this year and can attest that the entries were wonderfully well written. The western genre is in good hands with the crop of talented young writers now showing their wares.

    And a huge Thank You to Larry Sweazy for the wonderful job he has done these past several years. He has done WF and the western a huge favor and we all owe him for his faithfulness and his expertise.

  9. WOW. I go away for a few days and when I come back...look what's happened! LOL I am thrilled to be included as a nominee. Lots of wonderful stories out there, but moreover, a great group of people and friends. Congratulations to Dick Vaughan--what a wonderful achievement!

  10. Thanks to Larry and all the judges for all your hard work. Congratulations to all the nominees. I'm greatly honored and deeply humbled to have my story nominated. And of course, last but far from least, congratulations to Dick Vaughan for a well-deserved award and recognition.

    Jim Griffin