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Western Writers of America defines "Western" as a genre as: "works dependent in whole or in part on settings, characters, conditions, or customs indigenous to the American West or early frontier."
Al Lacy: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Justin Ladd: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Oliver LaFarge: {to be done} Wesley Laing: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert Lake: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Stuart N. Lake: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Howard Lamb: Westerns author; also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Ernest Lambert: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Dee Lambert-Shafer: winner of the 1979 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Cover Art: * "Cougar Woman" [Sunstone Press] Louis L'Amour: The dominant Westerns author of the second half of the 20th Century; also writes Mystery/Suspense; plus one Science Fiction; Louis L' Amour winner of the 1968 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Novel: * Down the Long Hills [Bantam] * The Chantry Family Saga * North to the Rails (1971) * The Ferguson Rife (1973) * Over the Dry Side (1975) * Borden Chantry (1978) * Fair Blows the Wind (1978) * The Sackett Family Saga * Sackett's Land (1974) * To the Far Blue Mountains (1976) * The Warrior's Path (1980) * Jubal Sackett (1985) * Ride the River (1983) * The Daybreakers (1960) * Sackett (1961) * Lando (1962) * Mojave Crossing (1964) * Mustang Man (1966) * The Lonely Men (1966) * Galloway (1970) * Treasure Mountain (1972) * Lonely on the Mountain (1980) * Ride the Dark Trail (1972) * Sackett Brand (1965) * The Sky-Liners (1967) * The Talon Family Saga * The Man from the Broken Hills (1975) * Rivers West (1975) * Milo Talon (1981) Evelyn Lampman: winner of the 1967 qnd 1970 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile Fiction: * Half Breed [Doubleday] 1967 tied with: * The Dunderhead War by Betty Baker [Harper & Row] * Cayuse Courage [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich] 1970 B. J. Lanagan: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Michael Landon: winner of the 1980 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best TV Script: * "May We Make Them Proud" ["Little House on the Prairie" series] Marsha Landreth: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert Lane: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} D. D. Lang: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Joe R. Lansdale: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Rotal Laplante: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Tex Larrigan: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Karl Lassiter: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Aaron Latham: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} David Lavender: winner of the 1954 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction: * Bent's Fort [Doubleday] Steven Law: Author and Web Publisher; Steven Law and Steven Law's Web Studio Susan Kay Law: author of Westerns and Historical Romance for HarperMonogram. e-mail Susan Kay Law Novels: * Home Fires [HarperMonogram, December 1995] ISBN: 0-06-108305-4 "In a small midwestern town, a woman with too many secrets and a man with too many memories are bound together by two young boys and a love that can rescue them all." * Journey Home [HarperMonogram, July 1993] ISBN: 0-06-108146-9 "When Jessamyn Johnston learns the wagon train that can take her to her long-gone brother doesn't allow single women, it seems easy enough to bargain with Tony Winchester to act as her 'husband' -- after all, she can cook! But not falling in love with him proves to be much harder." Winner of Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award, a RWA Rita nominee, and winner of Waldenbooks Bestselling Debut Romance of 1993 * Traitorous Hearts [HarperMonogram, March 1994] ISBN: 0-06-108183-3 "In colonial Massachusetts, the tomboy daughter of a partriotic colonial tavern owner strikes up an unlikely friendship with a gorgeous but dim-witted British Lieutenant. But when spies, intrigue, and her eight brothers are thrown into the mix, friendship gets a lot more complicated." Winner of reader's choice awards from A LITTLE ROMANCE and PAPERBACK FORUM; nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award "The quintessential romance." -- Affaire De Couer * Reckless Angel [HarperMonogram, February 1995] ISBN: 0-06-108306-2 "In post-gold rush San Francisco, the sophisticated, controlled owner of the most notorious saloon in town meets a reckless, country-girl horse trainer who absolutely refuses to be controlled. So what's a guy to do? Why, fall madly in love, of course!" A spin-off book from JOURNEY HOME Steven C. Lawrence: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} B. W. Lawton: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert Laxalt: winner of the 1974 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Short Subject: * "The Other Nevadan" [National Geographic Magazine] tied with "Buried Money" by Eve Ball [True West Magazine] Alan Le May: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Hank Le Savage: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Tom Lea: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Roy Lebeau: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Janet Lecompte: winner of the 1978 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction: * Pueblo, Hardscrabble, Greenhorn [University of Oklahoma] Susan Ledbetter [or Suzann Ledbetter?]: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; also writes Romance; Novels Include: * {to be done} Paul Ledd: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Paul Joseph Lederer: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Mabel Barbee Lee: winner of the 1958 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction: * Cripple Creek Days [Doubleday] Patrick Lee: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} W. W. Lee: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Wayne Lee: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Wayne C. Lee: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Wendi Lee: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Jean Van Leeuwen: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} John Legg: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Paul Evan Lehman: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Lee Leighton: winner of the 1953 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Novel: * Lawman [Ballantine Books] M. Lemartine: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Alan Lemay: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} August Lenniger: winner of the 1977 Spur Award (Special Award) of the Western Writers of America Elmore Leonard, full name Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (1925-) : {to be done} also writes (and is primarily known for) Mystery/Suspense; [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] Steven C. Levi: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Sonia Levitin: winner of the 1978 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile: * The No-Return Trail [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich] JoAnn Levy: JoAnn Levy This site says: "JoAnn Levy has been writing about western history for nearly 20 years. Her most notable contribution is the bestseller: THEY SAW THE ELEPHANT: WOMEN IN THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, the culmination of eight years of research. As a consequence of the book's publication she has twice been featured on nationally aired television documentaries: the PBS special, "Secrets of the Gold Rush," and the A&E series "The Real West." A short fiction piece by JoAnn is published on line at The Scrivenery. Books: * THEY SAW THE ELEPHANT: WOMEN IN THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH [University of Oklahoma Press] ISBN: 0-8061-2473-3 288 pages, 39 illus., index, bibliog. Paper, $14.95. Available through your bookseller or University of Oklahoma Press, 1-800-627-7377. Also available in a hardcover, library edition, acid-free paper, ISBN 0-208-02273-2 for $29.50 through your bookseller or the Shoe String Press, Inc., North Haven, CT. Tel: 203-239-2702; fax 203-239-2568. From the Preface: "Twenty-five years ago, when I first visited California's Mother Lode country, gentrification and suburban housing had yet to overshadow the long, low, wonderfully evocative rocky piles of gold miners' tailings. I was struck by how close to the historical past our paths still take us, not realizing the distance another quarter century could push it back. In those days, for example, boardwalked Folsom felt to me like a 19th-century town where any moment saloon doors might slap the arrival of a poke-carrying prospector. It's spiffier now, but the feeling's gone." "In those days, too, you could still drive across Nevada County's marvelous covered bridge, hearing old timbers thump and echo your passage. Now, instead of a wondrous discovery, it's a state park with rules and a visitors' parking lot. And the feeling's gone." "What hasn't changed in twenty-five years is my enduring fascination for the Mother Lode country and its dramatic history. Many people know the experience of being drawn inexplicably to a place. There's no explaining it, but there's a harmony in being there, a shared resonance. For me the pulse beats a little quicker beneath a Sonora summer sun, among Nevada City's undulating hills, along the cool Mokelumne River." "For most of the past twenty-five years this attachment remained peripheral; there, but unfocused. I'd seek out the odd historical marker or wayside ruin, explore old towns, and read books like J.S. Holliday's estimable gold rush history, The World Rushed In, published in 1981." "I no longer remember the passage in that book that sent me to its index, looking for the heading 'women.' I do remember the moment. The index didn't include that heading, and I was chagrined at its absence. These are the eighties, I said to myself, and women get included in history now." "This was before the terrible fire at the grand old Los Angeles Public Library, and curiosity about the overlooked women took me to its California Room, a dark-paneled, tall-cased enclave stuffed with the golden state's history. I slowly circled the room, peering through doors, head canted to read spine-stamped titles for anything about women in the gold rush. Finding none, I tugged out long card-catalog drawers and one by one thumbed the cards. I found books about Australians in the gold rush, Chileans in the gold rush, blacks in the gold rush, Irish in the gold rush, French in the gold rush. On women in the gold rush - nothing." "Still, a few women's names attached themselves to titles: the classic Shirley Letters From the California Mines, 1851-1852 by Louise Clapp; Mrs. D.B. Bates's Incidents on Land and Water, or Four Years on the Pacific Coast, published in 1858; Eliza Farnham's California In-Doors and Out, dated 1856; Frontier Lady, Sarah Royce's reminiscence of crossing the plains to California in 1849." "I started with Eliza Farnham's book, hearing in my mind her distinctive voice telling how her ship's captain abandoned her in South America and sailed off with her children, how she built a two-story house with her own hands and planted potatoes and wore bloomers and discussed philosophy. This was California in 1849! A woman on her own, doing what she had to do to support herself and her children! How extraordinary!" "And then I listened to Mrs. Bates relate in Victorian astonishment her multiple ship disasters in an amazing journey around the Horn. Then Sarah Royce's voice, a hoarse whisper of dread as she recalled her fearful desert crossing. What remarkable women, and what a remarkable time they lived in." "So began my search for gold rushing women-and my growing admiration for them. I found them in letters, diaries, reminiscences, the rare book, the unpublished manuscript, old newspapers. Gold rush women turned out to have been not 'just prostitutes' at all, as many histories assert or imply. They were mule riders across the Isthmus, boardinghouse keepers and miners, missionaries and actresses, church builders and gamblers, school teachers and temperance speakers, even a Wells Fargo & Company stage driver." "I discovered more surprises. Contrary to common assumptions about suffering pioneers, many women hugely enjoyed their frontier adventures. Some women were as gold hungry as men. Most women worked, not just at housekeeping but for money, and they worked hard. And they divorced at an astonishing rate." "When I was at last convinced that no library held the elusive volume on gold rushing women that I was pursuing, I realized that I could write it." "The journey Dr. Holliday's oversighted index sent me on was an excursion into a past among women I've come to know very well. I know, too, what historian John Caughey meant when he observed, 'the author of every book must feel surprised that his subject has waited for him.' I am not only surprised, I am overjoyed." The book has received high praise: * "One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of Gold Rush life to date." --San Francisco Chronicle * "A significant contribution to the scholarship of women's studies." - Library Journal * "In a lively, truly delightful style, JoAnn Levy traces the neglected history of women's experiences in the California gold rush. This is no familiar retelling of the usual gold rush narrative, but a totally new story with women responding vigorously and positively to crisis both on the trail and in California. Ms. Levy's fine narrative is enhanced by revealing quotations from so many little known diarists ...that it serves as a source and reference book as well. For those interested in women's history and in western history, this volume is a must." -- Howard F. Lamar, Professor of American History, Yale University * "This highly entertaining but substantial account of the female argonauts is a pleasant revelation of literary as well as historical dimensions." - Nineteenth-Century Literature * "...A fresh view of western history." -- Publishers Weekly * "Some of Levy's intrepid adventuresses accompanied their men, but many came by themselves...there were cooks, entrepreneurs, prostitutes, actresses. They ran boardinghouses and mining camp laundries, and one even drove a stagecoach....The women Levy sketches had as much to do with establishing the character of mining towns as any crusty miner with his mule, and the stories she has reconstructed certainly add drama to an already colorful chapter of California history." -- Los Angeles Times * "Most western myths...generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy's book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history." --Choice * "Exciting and inspiring....Photographs, letters, and diary accounts contribute to the realism of these adventures." --School Library Journal * "Well-written....a lively contribution to our knowledge of the real West." --The Women's Review of Books, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women * "These women not only saw the elephant - they tamed and clothed it.... a worthy addition to women's history." - Western Historical Quarterly * "A charming style and...an engrossing account." -- California Historical Society * "JoAnn Levy obviously relished writing this book....The list of books in her bibliography is a treasure of Gold Rush era literature." -- California Historian Graham Lew: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Alfred Henry Lewis: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Andy Lewis: winner of the 1969 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for TV Script: * "Zee" ["Lancer" series] Archibald Lewis: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} C. Jack Lewis: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Preston Lewis: Preston Lewis Jim Lichtman: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Frank B. Linderman: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Don Lipman: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Christine H. Lips: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Charles O. Locke: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Jake Logan: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Matt Logan: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Jules Loh: winner of the 1971 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile Nonfiction: * Lords of the Earth [Crowell-Collier] Bliss Lomax: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Elliot Long: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Curt Longbow: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} W. Longley: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Warren T. Longtree: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Noel Loomis; full name Noel M. Loomis: winner of the 1958 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Novel: * Short Cut to Red River [Macmillan] winner of the 1959 Spur Award for Best Short Story: * "Grandfather Out of the Past" [Frontiers West] Tom Lord: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} John Loveday: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} James O. Lowes: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Walter Lucas: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} William A. Luckey: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Wolf Lundgren: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert E. Lundy: Westerns author; Novels Include: * {to be done} Giles Lutz; full name Giles A. Lutz : winner of the 1961 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Novel: * The Honyocker [Doubleday] Stan Lynde: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels Include: * {to be done} Suzanne Lyon: Suzanne Lyon Site includes: * interview * list of the author's books * exclusive online full-chapter excerpt of her forthcoming work.

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