STORYTELLERS-7: VICKY J. ROSE, A LITERARY TREASURE HUNT

AUTHOR VICKY J. ROSE

— A Promise Broken, A Promise Kept — Vicky J. Rose grew up a small central Texas town listening to stories about gunfighters, outlaws, buried treasure, and Indians. So it made sense to write about them. And she did.

In the sixth grade, she wrote a play about Jesse and Frank James. The desire to write pushed her to complete a couple of novels in her twenties that, by her own […]

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STORYTELLERS-7: SCOTT GESE, CRUSADER FOR WESTERN FICTION

ROPE AND WIRE WEBSITE

When Scott Gese began writing western short stories, he recognized the need for a venue where he and other western authors could promote their work.

Scott—who collects old western novels including a first-edition The Virginian by Owen Wister—came up with the idea of Rope and Wire, a website for “Promoting the West & Those Who Write About It.”

The site, says Scott, has enjoyed steady growth since it came online in […]

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STORYTELLERS-7: KEN FARMER, JUST TELL THE STORY

KEN FARMER, AUTHOR

— RIDING THE TRAIL AS COWBOY, ACTOR, AND WRITER — Ken Farmer didn’t start writing novels until he turned 69 after he semi-retired from acting and moved back to Texas from Los Angeles.

“My background as a cowboy—I raised registered Beefmaster cattle and Quarter Horses for over thirty years—is actually how I got into the acting business.”

The opportunity arose when an agency producing a Dairy Queen commercial needed someone who could ride and […]

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STORYTELLERS-7: RON SCHWAB, CHARACTER IS KING

RON SCHWAB, AUTHOR

— WESTERNS WITH A TOUCH OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE — Ron Schwab grew up in a family of readers and developed an appreciation for the written word early in life.

“I loved Westerns from childhood,” he says. “I had read all of Zane Grey’s books by the time I finished eighth grade.”

Ron shared a story about his grandfather dying in his recliner with a […]

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