Western Writers of America recently announced its selections for the 2021 Spur Awards. I am pleased to say that Dilly was chosen as this year’s Spur Award winner in the Best Juvenile Fiction category. 

I congratulate all my fellow winners and finalists and wish everyone in WWA and beyond continued success with their respective efforts. 

Dilly Earns a Fine Review

Here’s a tasty excerpt: 

“Matthew Mayo brings heart and soul to a painful, little known chapter in American West history.” —New York Journal of Books

And here’s a link to the full New York Journal of Books’ review of Dilly: 

Peaches Brings Home the Bronze!

“Peaches,” my short story in the Five Star anthology, The Spoil’t Quilt, was recently chosen as a Finalist in the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Awards, Short Story category. I received a handsome inscribed bronze medal and I couldn’t be more pleased. I consider “Peaches” as one of my best short fiction efforts to date. I’m pleased others felt the same way.