Friday, May 15, 2020

Western Fictioneers Announces the Peacemaker Award Finalists


On behalf of Western Fictioneers, I’m pleased to announce the finalists in the 10th annual Peacemaker Awards for the best in Western fiction published in 2019. Finalists are in alphabetical order by author.

BEST WESTERN NOVEL

YESTER’S RIDE, C.K. Crigger (Five Star Publishing)
THIS NEW DAY, Harlan Hague (Graycatbird Books)
TWO THOUSAND GRUELING MILES, L.J. Martin (Wolfpack Publishing)
NICKEL’S LUCK, S.L. Matthew (Cinder Ranch Publishing)
THE LILY OF THE WEST, Kathleen Morris (Five Star Publishing)

BEST FIRST WESTERN NOVEL

A CROW TO PLUCK, Bob Giel (Oghma Creative Media)
SWEET TWISTED PINE, Lori R. Hodges (Outskirts Press)
THE SURVIVAL OF MARGARET THOMAS, Del Howison (Five Star Publishing)
UNFORSAKEN, John Dwaine McKenna (Rhyolite Press)
THE LILY OF THE WEST, Kathleen Morris (Five Star Publishing)

BEST WESTERN SHORT FICTION

“The Assassin”, Patrick Dearen (HOBNAIL, Five Star Publishing)
“Leaving the Lariat Trail”, John D. Nesbitt (JOHN D. NESBITT WESTERN DOUBLE, Sundown Press)
“Return to Laurel”, John D. Nesbitt (HOBNAIL, Five Star Publishing)
“Aces and Eights”, Michael R. Ritt (CONTENTION, Five Star Publishing)
“Major Reno’s Romance”, Susan Salzer (SADDLEBAG DISPATCHES, Summer 2019, Oghma Creative Media)

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 2020 Peacemaker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western Fiction goes to . . .

MICHAEL R. LINAKER

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the finalists. The competition was tough. Lots of talent out there.

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  2. Congratulations to all. A fine lineup of Western storytellers.

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  3. So honored to be on this list. Thank you.

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  4. Thank you. I am so jazzed to be sharing space with these other fine authors. You made my pandemic!

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  5. Congratulations to everyone. I'm honored to be included among such fine writers.

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  6. Congratulations to all the finalists!

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  7. Congratulations to all! Good to see that the western is still alive and well, and in such good hands.

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  8. Congratulations to all! Great accomplishment!

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  9. I can't tell you how honored I am to be in such company. It is truly humbling. Congratulations to all of the finalist and a big THANK YOU to the judges.

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  10. Highly complimented, thanks, thanks

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  11. A big congratulations to Michael and to all the finalists.

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  12. I am so proud to be part of a groups that highlights the Western story. Congratulations to everyone.

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  13. Best wishes and congratulations to all the finalists. Humbled to be included in this fine stable. Thanks to Western Fictioneers for the honor.

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  14. Congratulations to Mike Linaker, an accomplished and fine writer of Westerns and Action/adventure, ie. The Executioner series; and best wishes to the other finalists.

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  15. Congrats to the Finalists and thanks to the judges.

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