Tuesday, May 15, 2018

8th Annual Peacemaker Awards Finalists



On behalf of Western Fictioneers, I’m pleased to announce the finalists in the 8th annual Peacemaker Awards for the best in Western fiction published in 2017. Finalists are in alphabetical order by author.

BEST WESTERN NOVEL
BILL RILEY’S HEAD, Douglas Hirt (Five Star Publishing)
OUT OF THE DARKNESS, Robert D. McKee (Five Star Publishing)
HARD TO QUIT, Mark Mitten (Milford House Press)
DESTINY AT DRY CAMP, John D. Nesbitt (Five Star Publishing)
THE PECOS UNDERTAKER, Mel Odom writing as Colby Jackson (Colby Jackson)

BEST FIRST WESTERN NOVEL
THE BLOODLETTING, Greg Barth (Greg Barth)
EL RENO, Kevin L. Evans (Kevin L. Evans)
COYOTE COURAGE, Scott Harris (Dusty Saddle Publishing)
THE OPEN ROAD, M.M. Holaday (Five Star Publishing)
GALLOWAY’S GAMBLE, Howard Weinstein (Five Star Publishing)

BEST YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN’S WESTERN NOVEL
WEST FROM THE CRADLE, Brigid Amos (Clean Reads)
A RANGER’S RETURN, James J. Griffin (Painted Pony Books)
THE CRY NOT HEARD, Cliff Hudgins (Wolfpack Publishing)
CLOAKED, Rachel Kovaciny (White Rook Press)
STRANDED, Matthew P. Mayo (Five Star Publishing)

BEST WESTERN SHORT FICTION
“Tibby’s Hideout”, Frank Kelso (THE POSSE: A WESTERN ANTHOLOGY, Intellect Publishing)
“Firewater”, Olivia Norem (Olivia Norem)
“The Armadillo’s Hole Saloon”, Mel Odom writing as Colby Jackson (Colby Jackson)
“Train Robbery”, Mel Odom (BASS REEVES, FRONTIER MARSHAL, VOLUME 2, Airship 27 Productions)
“The Society of the Friends of Lester McGurk”, Richard Prosch (BEST OF THE WEST, Sundown Press)

Congratulations to all the finalists! The winners of this year’s Peacemaker Awards will be announced on June 15. Thank you to all the authors and publishers who submitted work to the awards, and special thanks to the judges, whose diligent efforts make the Peacemaker Awards possible.

And last but certainly not least, the 2018 Peacemaker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western Fiction goes to . . .

MICHAEL NEWTON



15 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Michael for the Lifetime Achievement recognition. And all the best to those nominated for the annual Peacemaker awards.

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  2. Congratulations to the finalist and to Mike Newton for the lifetime achievement award.

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  3. WOW, what an impressive list of reads! Congratulations to all the finalists, and to Michael for the Lifetime Achievement award. Many thanks to the judges and to the organizers and chair for the awards, as well!

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  4. Congrats to all, especially Michael- well deserved!

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  5. There's a line-up of summer reading. Best of luck to all the nominees. Congrats to Michael.

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  6. Congratulations to all finalists for this stellar award.

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  7. Thanks to all the hard-reading judges, and congrats to all my fellow nominees. It's an honor to be among you!

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  8. Congratulations finalists for a job well done.

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  9. Congratulations to all the authors and to Western Fictioneers for offering this award. Doris

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  10. A tip of the Stetson to all, and a big slap on the back for Michael Newton. Well done, sir!

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  11. I could hardly be more surprised and couldn't be more honored than to see Coyote Courage nominated as Best First Western Novel. What a thrill to see my name listed with these giants! Congratulations to all of the nominees and thank you to all of the judges=)

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  12. Congratulations all finalists! And well done, Michael!

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  13. Congratulations to all finalists. Lots of good writing and lots of solid talent! Also much respect to Mr. Newton. Well done.

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  14. Just purchased several of these that I hadn't read. Looking forward to reading them!

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  15. Congratulations Michael and all the finalists! Lots of good reading ahead.

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