Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NOMINEES for the Fifth Annual (2015) Peacemaker Awards

Western Fictioneers (WF) is pleased to announce the NOMINEES for the fifth annual (2015) Peacemaker Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Peacemaker will be presented to James Reasoner.

** Nominees are in no particular order.

THE BIG DRIFT - Patrick Dearen (TCU Press)
BUST OUT – W.M. Shockley (Western Trail Blazer)
MORGAN – Frank Roderus (Wolf Pack Publishing)
THE PIANO PLAYER – Carolyn Niethammer (Oak Tree Press)
DESPERATE STRAIGHTS – Janet Squires (Whiskey Creek Press)

HANGMAN’S KNOT - James Reasoner (Rough Edges Press)
OUTLAW RANGER – James Reasoner (Rough Edges Press)
LEFT HAND KELLY – Elizabeth Foley (Second Sentence Press)
FUGITIVE TRAIL – Wayne Dundee (Bil-Em-Ri Media)
TRAIL REVENGE – Wayne Dundee (Westward Tide Productions)

THE 2ND BEST RANGER IN TEXAS – Kathleen Rice Adams (Prairie Rose Publications)
LAW DOG – Wayne Dundee (Western Trail Blazer)
THE RESURRECTION– McKendree (Mike) Long (La Frontera Publishing)
THE BUFFALO RUNNERS – D.B. Jackson (La Frontera Publishing)
GUNFIGHTER’S GIFT – Vonn McKee (Western Trail Blazer)

PRODIGAL GUN - Kathleen Rice Adams (Prairie Rose Publications)
COMANCHE TRAIL – Carlton Stowers (Signet)
CATTLE DRIVE – Big Jim Williams (High Noon Press)
THE PIANO PLAYER – Carolyn Niethammer (Oak Tree Press)
THE CALLING – James P. Hanley (5 Prince Publishing)

Winners will be announced June 1, 2015 on the WF website ( and on this blog.

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 annually.  Submissions for the Peacemaker Awards for books published in 2015 will be open in July, 2015. Submission guidelines will be posted on the WF web site.  For more information about Western Fictioneers (WF) please visit:

Western Fictioneers would like to thank C. Courtney Joyner for being Awards Chair and for the excellent job he has done.


  1. Congratulations to all the nominees. Well done.

  2. To be nominated is an honor. Congratulation to all nominees.

  3. First, true congratulations to an amazing group of authors, whose work was of the highest calibre, and thanks to the Judges who did an incredible, and incredibly hard, job. My thanks, and cheers, to all.

  4. Congratulations to all the nominees! What an accomplishment!

    And thanks to Court and the judges who gave their time and attention to our Peacemaker Awards. These awards wouldn't exist without you all, too--thanks again for your willingness to participate!

  5. Well deserved and congratulations to all the nominees. Your work is an inspiration to so many others. Doris

  6. I'm honored to stand among such deserving finalists. Thank you, Western Fictioneers.

  7. I'm so honored and excited to be nominated. Thank you, and congratulations to all the nominees!

  8. WOOOOHOOO! congrats to all the nominees!

  9. The Peacemaker is quietly becoming one of the most prized awards in Western literature. Congrats to all, and proud to be on this short list. D.B. Jackson