Saturday, March 16, 2013

Redemption: Hunters is a Spur Award Finalist

Got the news this morning that my second Redemption, Kansas novel HUNTERS was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Spur Award in the Best Mass Market Paperback category. It didn't win -- THE COYOTE TRACKER by my fellow Western Fictioneer Larry Sweazy did; congrats, Larry -- but as they say, it's a real honor just to be nominated. This is the third time one of my books has been a finalist for a Spur Award, the other two being COSSACK THREE PONIES and UNDER OUTLAW FLAGS, both of which are currently available as e-books (he said with a mercenary cackle). Also, another of the Western Fictioneers, Matthew P. Mayo, won a Spur for his novel TUCKER'S RECKONING. Congratulations to Matt as well. You can find the list of all this year's Spur winners and finalists here.

8 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved!

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent. Congrats to you and the good company you're in!

Jerry House said...

Congrats!

wayne d. dundee said...

Hooray for you, James. Congratulations on a fine book and for the recognition.

Randy Johnson said...

What everyone said.

Walker Martin said...

Congratulations James! I just spent some time on the Western Writers of America website reading about past Spur Award Winners. The award started in 1953 and it's interesting to read about past winners.

Duane Spurlock said...

Great news, James! And well deserved.

Todd Mason said...

The award is elevated by your nomination...and, wow, was that a quick turnaround, between shortlist and final vote? Since JUSTIFIED loses to the Tarantino film, further evidence, as with most awards, the shortlisters are often the more rewarding work under consideration...