Western Writers of America Spur AwardWhen I checked the mail yesterday, I never imagined I’d find a letter from Western Writers of America (WWA) telling me my novel, TUCKER’S RECKONING, has won the 2013 Spur Award for Best Western Short Novel … but it did! I like this novel a whole lot, so it pleases me to know that other folks feel the same way. This form of validation from my peers means much.

Tucker's ReckoningI’m also very happy to report that my friend, Larry Sweazy, won a Spur for his fine novel, THE COYOTE TRACKER. And another friend, James Reasoner, was a finalist with his Redemption, Kansas novel, HUNTERS.

So … how many times can a fella say “Wow” before he sounds like a goober? I aim to find out.

Here’s a link to the full list of this year’s Spur winners and finalists: westernwriters.org/spur-awards.