Monday, June 01, 2015

Peacemaker Awards


5th Annual Peacemaker Awards

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT PEACEMAKER:
James Reasoner

2015 BEST FIRST NOVEL:

CATTLE DRIVE – Big Jim Williams (High Noon Press)

Finalists:

PRODIGAL GUN - Kathleen Rice Adams (Prairie Rose Publications) 
COMANCHE TRAIL – Carlton Stowers (Signet) 
THE PIANO PLAYER – Carolyn Niethammer (Oak Tree Press) 
THE CALLING – James P. Hanley (5 Prince Publishing)

2015 BEST INDIE WESTERN:

HANGMAN’S KNOT - James Reasoner (Rough Edges Press)

Finalists:

OUTLAW RANGER – James Reasoner (Rough Edges Press)
LEFT HAND KELLY – Elizabeth Foley (Second Sentence Press)
FUGITIVE TRAIL – Wayne Dundee (Bil-Em-Ri Media)
TRAIL REVENGE – Wayne Dundee (Westward Tide Productions)

2015 BEST NOVEL:

THE BIG DRIFT - Patrick Dearen (TCU Press)

Finalists:

BUST OUT – W. M. Shockley (Western Trail Blazer)
MORGAN – Frank Roderus (Wolf Pack Publishing)
THE PIANO PLAYER – Carolyn Niethammer (Oak Tree Press)
DESPERATE STRAIGHTS – Janet Squires (Whiskey Creek Press)

2015 BEST SHORT FICTION:

THE 2ND BEST RANGER IN TEXAS – Kathleen Rice Adams (Hearts and Spurs Published by Prairie Rose Publications)

Finalists:

LAW DOG – Wayne Dundee (Fathers: 12 Tales of the American West Published by Western Trail Blazer)
THE RESURRECTION – McKendree (Mike) Long (Broken Promises Published by La Frontera Publishing)
THE BUFFALO RUNNER – D.B. Jackson (Broken Promises Published by La Frontera Publishing)
GUNFIGHTER’S GIFT – Vonn McKee (Published by Western Trail Blazer)

(I'm certainly very pleased and honored this morning to have my work recognized by Western Fictioneers. A big thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially Livia, without whom I probably wouldn't be in this business. Congratulations to all the other winners and finalists!)

7 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congratulations, James. I can't think of anybody more deserving of the Lifetime Achievement award, but I know you have a lot more books to write and a lot more to achieve.

John Hegenberger said...

The Guy of the Golden West!

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent. Congrats James!

Nik Morton said...

Congratulations, James - and all the other winners too.

Walker Martin said...

Congratulations James! Now that you have the Life Achievement Award, you can stop writing and spend all your time collecting pulps, vintage paperbacks, and first editions. Maybe you will attend Pulpfest, August 13-16!

Cap'n Bob said...

It's only right that you receive this recognition. Congratulations, and thanks for the many fine books and stories. I love reading them.

OWLHOOT would welcome you back at any time, too.

Patrick Dearen said...

I'm honored to stand among you and the other winners, James. Hope to see you in Lubbock or St. Louis.