Friday, June 15, 2018

Western Fictioneers Announces the 8th Annual Peacemaker Award Winners


(For Westerns Published in 2017)

BEST FIRST WESTERN NOVEL:

GALLOWAY’S GAMBLE by Howard Weinstein (Five Star Publishing)


Finalists:
THE BLOODLETTING, Greg Barth (Greg Barth)
EL RENO, Kevin L. Evans (Kevin L. Evans)
COYOTE COURAGE, Scott Harris (Scott Harris)
THE OPEN ROAD, M.M. Holaday (Five Star Publishing)

BEST NOVEL:
THE PECOS UNDERTAKER by Mel Odom writing as Colby Jackson (Mel Odom)




Finalists:
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)

BEST WESTERN YA/CHILDRENS FICTION:
STRANDED by Matthew P. Mayo (Five Star Publishing) 



Finalists:
WEST FROM THE CRADLE, Brigid Amos (Clean Reads)
A RANGER RETURNS, James J. Griffin (Painted Pony Books)
THE CRY NOT HEARD, Cliff Hudgins (Wolfpack Publishing)
CLOAKED, Rachel Kovaciny (White Rook Press)


BEST SHORT FICTION:

(tie) “The Armadillo’s Hole Saloon” by Mel Odom writing as Colby Jackson (Mel Odom), and “Train Robbery” by Mel Odom (BASS REEVES, FRONTIER MARSHAL, VOLUME 2, Airship 27 Productions)



Finalists:
“Tibby’s Hideout” by Frank Kelso (THE POSSE, Intellect Publishing, LLC)
“Firewater” by Olivia Norem (Olivia Norem)
“The Society of the Friends of Lester McGurk” by Richard Prosch (BEST OF THE WEST, Sundown Press)

Western Fictioneers would like to thank the judges for the excellent job they did and the long hours they devoted to reading the submissions.


21 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists, too. There's some danged fine reading here.

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  2. Congratulations to each of the winners and finalists. These folks further solidify my conviction that the western genre is not only alive but is better than ever.

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  3. Congratulations to the winners and finalists. Well done the judging panel, too.

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  4. The best to all the winners and the finalists. Each represent storytelling at its best.

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  5. Great job, everybody!! Well done!

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  6. Congratulations to all, the winners and finalists.

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  7. A fine array of entrants. Congratulations to the winners and finalist.

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  8. Congratulations to all winners and finalists! Moreover, thanks for providing such fine jobs of writing to help keep the Western genre alive and thriving.

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  9. Congratulations to all winners and finalists.

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  10. Congratulations to everyone - very difficult choices because all of the writing is so very good.

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  11. Congratulations winners. Some good reading ahead.

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  12. Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists! And many thanks to the judges and the Chair, as well!

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  13. Thanks from me for choosing GALLOWAY'S GAMBLE -- and congrats to all the finalists and winners. It's an honor to be in your company!

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  14. Congratulations to all the winners and finalist. Thank you for keeping the Western story alive. Doris

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  15. Thank you, guys! This has been awesome!

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  16. Congratulations one and all. A fine roundup of thoroughbred fiction!

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  17. What a great collection of winners and finalists. Congratulations to one and all.

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  18. Nice to see a pro like Mel Odom get his due.

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  19. It's am extra special feeling to win an award for work that is enjoyable to write as well as read. Congratulations!

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  20. Congratulations to the finalists and the winners!

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