Announcement: New series of profiles on western writers

I know they aren’t for everyone but I like westerns. Recently on Facebook I wrote the following:

Norman Fox was a western writer who wrote 33 novels and more that 400 short stories (and novelettes). As far as I know, only 11 of the stories were collected in book form.

There’s a ton of western short stories out there that just feels lost.

I’d like to try and do something about it. I plan on writing a series of profiles on western writers that will gather together good information on western writers both remembered and forgotten. I will be relying heavily on the books in the picture above. These books are a great study of the western genre in the 20th century. There is a ton of great information contained in these books. I hope to free some of it.

I will start with my favorite western writers before expanding out to cover others. I hope that these posts will be informative and will encourage readers to try some of their works.

The first post will be on Elmer Kelton. Future posts will be on Luke Short, Ernest Haycox, Lewis Patton, Jack Schaefer, Brian Garfield, TV Olsen, Wayne Overholser.

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