Sunday, August 28, 2011

RTW Chicken Dinner: Cool Links & Announcements

August is coming to a close and with the kids going back to school, maybe there's a little more time for reading. Or not. But today, I'm going to give you some links to a few talented writers you might want to check out. Also, if you look in our archives, you'll find some terrific writers and excerpts of their books, including Kat and L.C. Martin, Paty Jager, A.K. Lanier, Debra Holland, and Karen Michelle Nutt.

Many writers are interested in more than one genre or sub-genre, so you might be surprised what else you'll find if you browse their websites.

For some of the best of western historical romance, try Caroline Clemmons. Sweethearts of the West recently ran The Exciting Story of Author Caroline Clemmons, so take a look at that, too.


If you're looking for traditional western short stories, Matthew Pizzolato could be the answer.  He writes both short stories and non-fiction articles on the Old West.  Matt also runs an outstanding website (besides his own), The Western Online, which I mentioned in last Sunday's Chicken Dinner post.

Bill Markley
 Writers of the West is featuring Bill Markley, who is an author, reenactor, and actor in A Visit with Bill Markley.  He's had an interesting life, writes both fiction and non-fiction, has appeared in several movies, and is an avid journaler.  Take a look at his books and see if there's anything you'd enjoy.  I'm sure there is.

Next week, Romancing The West is happy to host Norman W. Wilson, PhD, who is an expert on shamanism, and has written the Shamanic Mysteries, of which two of six are now available.

We have winners!

Karen Michell Nutt's Wanted goes to... Lisa Alexander Griffin!  Congratulations, Lisa.  I know you're just gonna love this book!

The winner of Much Ado About Marshals is... Judith Laik!  But not only did she already win a free book, she edited it!  So I'll give her a copy of the print book when it comes out, since she hasn't sprung for an ereader yet.  (Yes, telling tales.)


  1. Thanks again, Jacquie for having me on your blog. I had a wonderful time!

  2. Jacquie, thanks for mentioning my blog post on Sweethearts of the West. I'm so pleased you're going to be our guest there. I love your blog, by the way.

  3. Woot! Thank you, thank you! I really wanted Wanted! ;) I'm sure it will be wonderful, and I love westerns. Can we say "COWBOYS?"

  4. Thank you, Jacquie. Seeing this post made my day. Thank you for your kind words.

  5. Karen, it's a pleasure to host you here at RTW and I hope you'll come back again. :)

    Caroline, you know I'm a fan, so it's sure not a stretch to give you a little shout-out.

    Lisa, CONGRATULATIONS! I love that sentence, "I really wanted Wanted!" That should go down somewhere in the annals of awesome sentences. LOL

    Matt, you're a talented writer and you do great work over at The Western Online. It's not easy being a western writer these days. We've gotta help each other.


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