I'm very happy to announce the formation of a new writers organization for professional Western authors, the Western Fictioneers. The group's blog is up and running here, with an official website to follow soon. In the meantime, if you're an author who has been paid to write Western fiction (of any length), you're eligible to join Western Fictioneers, as many of today's leading Western writers already have. Award-winning author Frank Roderus is the first president of the organization, and I've agreed to serve as vice-president. If you're interested in joining, email me (the link is in my profile), and I'd be happy to give you all the details. WF has a lot of exciting plans in the works, and if you're a Western author, we'd love to have you be part of them.