Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Western Fictioneers Announces the 9th Annual Peacemaker Award Finalists




On behalf of Western Fictioneers, I'm pleased to announce the finalists in the 9th annual Peacemaker Awards for the best in Western fiction published in 2018, listed below in alphabetical order by author.


BEST WESTERN NOVEL


THE PISTOLMAN'S APPRENTICE, Linell Jeppsen (Wolfpack Publishing)

TIMBERLINE, Matthew P. Mayo (Five Star)

GYPSY ROCK, Robert D. McKee (Five Star)
FATHER UNTO MANY SONS, Rod Miller (Five Star)
GRIT, Ron Schwab (Uplands Press)

BEST FIRST WESTERN NOVEL

THE SCARRED ONE, Tyler Boone (Sundown Press)
THE CHAPMAN LEGACY, John Neely Davis (Five Star)
REBECCA'S HOPE, Kimberly Grist (Winged Publications)
WHERE THE BULLETS FLY, Terrence McCauley (Pinnacle)
I AM MRS. JESSE JAMES, Pat Wahler (Blank Slate Press)

BEST CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT WESTERN NOVEL

MYSTERY ON THE PECOS, Alice V. Brock (Pen-L Publishing)
RAWHIDE ROBINSON RIDES A DROMEDARY, Rod Miller (Five Star)
CASTLE BUTTE, John D. Nesbitt (Five Star)
THE CHRISTMAS BEAR, B.N. Rundell (Wolfpack Publishing)
ESCAPE TO FORT ABERCROMBIE, Candace Simar (Five Star)

BEST WESTERN SHORT FICTION

"Byrd's Luck", Jeffrey J. Mariotte (THE UNTAMED WEST, Western Fictioneers)
"The Gamble", Cheryl Pierson (THE UNTAMED WEST, Western Fictioneers)
"Father Pedro's Prayer", Michael R. Ritt (THE UNTAMED WEST, Western Fictioneers)
"Peyote Spirits", Ron Schwab (Uplands Press)
"The Lake Spirit", Troy D. Smith (THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO: FRONTIER JUSTICE, Moonstone Press)

Congratulations to all the finalists! The winners will be announced on June 15. Thanks to everyone who submitted work to this year's competition, and especially to the judges, whose hard work and diligence make the Peacemaker Awards possible in the first place.

Finally, I'm very pleased to announce that this year's Lifetime Achievement Peacemaker Award goes to . . .

GARY McCARTHY




8 comments:

  1. Thanks to all the judges for their hard work! Lots of great reading here--I'm thrilled to be a finalist, but just so very glad to be in such good company. Now I need to make my reading list a little bit longer...

    Congratulations, everyone!

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  2. Cool. Looks like lots of good stuff to read.

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  3. Congratulations to all the nominees

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  4. Thanks everyone! And Congrats!

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  5. Congratulations to another wonderful year of Western stories and to the finalist. Doris

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  6. Congratulations to all finalists. Good luck!

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  7. I am simultaneously shocked and honored to be a finalist – especially among such distinguished writers. And to think I submitted my story, “Father Pedro’s Prayer,” to the anthology, “The Untamed West,” at the last moment because I didn’t think it was good enough. Congratulations to all of the finalists.

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  8. Congratulations to all finalists for this outstanding honor.

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