Friday, June 01, 2012

Peacemaker Awards

Western Fictioneers (WF) is pleased to announce the WINNERs for the second annual (2011) Peacemaker Awards.

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT PEACEMAKER:

Jory Sherman

BEST WESTERN SHORT STORY

WINNER:

Troy D. Smith -- “The Sin of Eli”        Publisher: WF anthology Traditional West

FINALISTS:

“Planting Season” by Johnny D Boggs (Cactus Country Anthology, Volume I – High Hill Press)
“The Way of the West” by Larry J. Martin (The Traditional West anthology, WF)
"Blackwell's Run" by Troy D. Smith (Western Trail Blazer)
“Panhandle Freight” by LJ Washburn (The Traditional West anthology, WF)    
“The Death of Delgado” by Rod Miller (The Traditional West anthology, WF)
“Stay of Execution” by Lucia St. Clair Robson (Cactus Country Anthology, Volume I – High Hill Press)

BEST WESTERN NOVEL:

WINNER:

James Reasoner -- Redemption, Kansas  Publisher: Berkley

FINALISTS:
The Sonora Noose by Jackson Lowry (Berkley)
Blood Trails by Lyle Brandt (Berkley)
The Assassination of Governor Boggs by Rod Miller (Bonneville Books)
Between Hell and Texas by Dusty Richards (Kensington Pinnacle imprint)

BEST WESTERN FIRST NOVEL:

WINNER:

Wayne Dundee --  Dismal River        Publisher: Oak Tree Press

FINALISTS:
Unbridled by Tammy Hinton (Roots and Branches Publishing)
The Black Hills by Rod Thompson (Berkley)
Bullets And Bad Bad Men by B.A. Kelly (Oak Tree Press)
The Guerrilla Man by Steven Clark (Solstice Publishing)

Western Fictioneers (WF) was formed in 2010 by Robert J. Randisi, James Reasoner, Frank Roderus, and other professional Western writers, to preserve, honor, and promote traditional Western writing in the 21st century.  Entries were accepted in both print and electronic forms.  The Peacemaker Awards will be given out annually.  Submissions for the 2012 awards will be open in July, 2012. Submission guidelines will be posted on the WF web site.  For more information about Western Fictioneers (WF) please visit:

(I couldn't be more pleased and honored to have REDEMPTION, KANSAS win the Peacemaker for Best Western Novel. I want to thank the membership of WF, my editor Faith Black, my agent Kim Lionetti, my daughters Shayna and Joanna for all their help, and most of all Livia, who really does make it all possible.)

14 comments:

Tom Johnson said...

Congratulations, James, and to Livia, and all the nominees. Well deserved!

Todd Mason said...

Excellent way to start the month!

Ron Scheer said...

What a great bunch of talent to be honored. Congratulations to everyone.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool, man. Congrats. Lots of good authors on that list.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Grats, sir! Way to go.

Larry D. Sweazy said...

Congrats, James, it's a really good book.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Wayne Dundee. You guys deserve the recognition.

Jeff M.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Congratulations, Mr. Reasoner! A round of applause, too, to all others who made it and those who were nominated.

michael said...

Congratulations Mr. Reasoner. Judging from your work ethic, this award is richly deserved. Can anyone explain to me what the difference is between the Peacemaker and the Spur awards? For a specialized field of fiction like the western, I am surprised there isn't more overlap between the finalists. Best wishes.

James Reasoner said...

The Peacemaker is given by Western Fictioneers, the Spur by Western Writers of America. WF is devoted strictly to Western fiction, while WWA takes in all areas of Western literature, including non-fiction, poetry, TV and movies, etc. Like nearly all awards given out by writers organizations, the judging is done by committees, so it's just a difference in taste between one group of judges and another, I'd say.

Walker Martin said...

It's a shame there are no longer any western fiction magazines. I'm sure you would be one of the star writers. Congratulations.

Keith said...

Congratulations on your win, James, and to Livia on her nomination.

As an aside, I finished Tractor Girl last night and loved it. A real noir gem.

Cap'n Bob said...

My Stetson is off to you and everyone else.

Duane Spurlock said...

Congrats, James, and to all the winners and finalists!