STORYTELLER’S 7: GARY SCHANBACHER, ONE PAGE AT A TIME

Crossing Purgatory

Gary Schanbacher, and other authors, will be honored this weekend at the 2014 Western Writers of America Convention in Sacramento, California.

Gary’s Crossing Purgatory won for Best Western Traditional Novel—also a finalist for Best First Novel.

With a PhD in Economics, it would seem Gary would be more at home with a tale about Wall Street. But, he chose to move out of his comfort zone and focus on historical fiction. The novel […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: JOHN NESBITT, HIGH PLAINS WRITER

Author, John Nesbitt

The fiction of John Nesbitt ranges from traditional to contemporary stories of the American West.

The characters he creates define his novels and short story collections. Not only do the stories rank high in reader evaluations, his writing has captured the praise of peers, as well.

John’s lengthy list of awards includes three Spur Awards from Western Writers of America. He’s also earned recognition from the Wyoming State Historical Society, and other organizations.

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STORYTELLER’S 7: MICHAEL ZIMMER, MERGING FACT INTO FICTION

Author Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer writes action-packed tales of adventure in the Old West, committing himself to stories of historical accuracy.

In addition to referring to his own library of more than two-thousand books about the West, Michael’s research often involves traveling to the locations where his stories take place.

His novels reflect the smallest details of a particular region, which help breathe welcome authenticity into the stories.

He also knows his way around on horseback, […]

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StoryTeller 7: Troy D. Smith, Inspired by Comic Book Legend

Author Troy D. Smith

TROY D. SMITH likes to write about characters who face their most primal emotions.

Although his work crosses a variety of genres, he credits the Western as the source of most his success.

Troy earned a PhD in history at the University of Illinois, and currently teaches American history at Tennessee Tech.

He has written a number of award winning short stories and novels. These include the Spur Award in 2001 from Western Writers of […]

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