Saturday, May 15, 2021

Western Fictioneers Announces the Peacemaker Award Finalists


On behalf of Western Fictioneers, I’m pleased to announce the finalists in the 11th annual Peacemaker Awards for the best in Western fiction published in 2020. Finalists are in alphabetical order by author.

BEST WESTERN NOVEL
MUSKRAT HILL, Easy Jackson (Five Star Publishing)
GREAT LONESOME, John D. Nesbitt (Five Star Publishing)
THE SONS OF PHILO GAINES, Michael R. Ritt (Five Star Publishing)
THE RETURN OF THE WOLF, Larry D. Sweazy (Five Star Publishing)
ANSWER CREEK, Ashley E. Sweeney (She Writes Press)

BEST FIRST WESTERN NOVEL
BEYOND THE GOODNIGHT TRAIL, Roy V. Gaston (Roy V. Gaston)
GOLDWATER RIDGE, Hannah Kaye (Jellysquid Books)
CHEROKEE CLAY, Regina McLemore (Oghma Creative Media)
THE SONS OF PHILO GAINES, Michael R. Ritt (Five Star Publishing)
FOLLOW THE ANGELS, FOLLOW THE DOVES, Sidney Thompson (Bison Books)

BEST WESTERN SHORT FICTION
“The Last Photograph”, John T. Biggs, SADDLEBAG DISPATCHES
“Dakota Clothesline”, Elisabeth Grace Foley, ROPE AND WIRE
“Black Joe”, Rod Miller, SADDLEBAG DISPATCHES
“The Miner and the Greenhorn”, Charlie Steel, UNDER WESTERN STARS
“The Gunsmith of Elk Creek”, Big Jim Williams, UNDER WESTERN STARS

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 2021 Peacemaker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western Fiction goes to . . .


PETER BRANDVOLD.


10 comments:

  1. Delighted to be a finalist! Thank you, and congratulations to everyone on the list!

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  2. Congratulations Peter Brandvold!

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  3. Congratulations to all the finalists, particularly my FB friends MICHAEL RITT (off to a brilliant start as a novelist) CHARLIE STEEL and MEAN PETE!

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  4. I feel very honored to be a finalist. As we say in Cherokee, Wado (thank you).

    Regina McLemore

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  5. Congrats to Mean Pete he deserves it.

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  6. There are some amazing writers on this list. I'm humbled to be included. My deep appreciation to WF and the judges for their hard work.

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  7. Congrats to all the finalists. Tip of my hat

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  8. Congratulations to all the finalists and to Peter Brandvold for his lifetime achievement award. I love the blurb for his latest release.

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