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7 names with links, 11 names/pseudonyms without links, 18 total Plus __ non-author encyclopedia entries Updated 24 August 2001
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."
Laurie Wagner-Buyer: Western poet; Laurie Wagner-Buyer Her poetry explores cowboy and ranch life Web site includes: * Biography * overview of her works * her latest release Dale L. Walker: Dale L. Walker at readwest Dale L. Walker Interview ReadTheWest.com A January 2000 interview with this noted Western historian and author. Earl W. Wallace: co-winner, 1978 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for TV Script: * "How the West Was Won" [1978] co-authors: Calvin Clements, John Mantley and Earl W. Wallace Frank Waters, full name Frank Joseph Waters (1902-1995): {to be done} [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] Harry F. Webb: winner of the 1972 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Short Subject: * "Call of the Cow Country?" [Westerner Magazine] Charles Wilkins Webber (1819-1856?): {to be done} [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] Ramona Maher Weeks: winner of the 1959 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile Fiction: * Their Shining Hour [John Day] Richard S. Wheeler: Richard S. Wheeler at imt.net Novels (Westerns): * Bushwack [Doubleday, 1978; London: Robert Hale] * Beneath the Blue Mountain [Doubleday, 1979; London: Robert Hale] * Winter Grass [Walker and Company, 1983] Finalist for the Spur Award for Best Novel [Large type edition, Thorndike; Paperback edition, Ballantine, May 1986] Library of Congress talking book. * Sam Hook [Walker and Company, 1986; Large type edition, Thorndike; Ballantine paperback, August 1987; London: Robert Hale] * Richard Lamb [Walker and Company, 1987; Ballantine paperback, September 1988] * Dodging Red Cloud [M. Evans and Co., 1987; Ballantine paperback, January 1989; Large type edition, Thorndike, 1989; Audio Book, Recorded Books, Inc., 1991] * Stop [M. Evans and Co., 1988; Ballantine paperback, July 1989; Large type edition, Thorndike; London: Robert Hale] * Fool's Coach [M. Evans and Co., April 1989; Large type edition, Thorndike, including British rights; Tor paperback edition, July 1991; Audio Book, Territory Titles, A Pegasus Western, 1995] Winner of the Spur Award for Best Novel of 1989 * Where the River Runs [M. Evans and Co., February 1990; Large type edition, Thorndike; Tor paperback edition, January 1992; Audio book, Recorded Books, Inc., 1992; South Korean edition, Seoul: Hong Ik Publishing Co., 1993] Finalist for the Spur Award, 1990. * Montana Hitch [M. Evans and Co., October 1990; Tor paperback edition, December 1992; Thorndike large type edition, 1991] * Badlands (historical western), 125,000 words [Tor Books, 1992; Tor's lead book for August 1992; major promotion: posters, three author tours. Re-released June 1994] * The Two Medicine (Rivers West series, Taneycomo Productions) [Bantam Books, May 1993] * Cashbox (150,000-word silver mining town saga) [Tor/Forge Books, June 1994; Hard-soft publication, contracted promotion; Forge paperback edition, April 1995; Large print edition, G. K. Hall, 1996] Finalist for the Spur Award for Best Novel * Goldfield (150,000-word gold mining town saga; companion book to Cashbox) [Tor/Forge books, April 1995, hardcover; April 1996 paperback; Large print edition, Thorndike, 1996] * Sierra (160,000-word 1849 gold rush saga/love story) [Tor/Forge books, hardcover September 1996; Large print edition, Thorndike, 1997; Paperback edition August, 1998] Winner of the Spur Award for Best Novel * Second Lives (150,000-word novel of Denver in 1880s) [Tor/Forge Books, Hardcover, May 1997; Mass market, March 1999] * The Buffalo Commons (150,000 words contemporary drama, Montana ranch family versus conservationists who would return the land to buffalo pasture) [Forge hardcover, March 1998; Mass Market, April 2000] * Aftershocks (150,000-words, San Francisco earthquake/fire of 1906) [Tor/Forge hardcover, January 1999; Mass market, October 1999] * Sun Mountain (150,000-words, Virginia City, Nevada, Mark Twain) [Tor/Forge hardcover, May 1999] Biographical/Historical Western Novels: * Masterson (100,000 words, Bat Masterson in New York) [Tor/Forge hardcover, October 1999; Author tour; Mass market, June 2000] Winner of the Spur Award for Best Novel of 1999 * The Fields of Eden (150,000-words, settlement of Oregon) [Tor/Forge, Spring 2001] * Untitled (biographical novel about Governor Thomas Francis Meagher) [Forge Books] under contract * Untitled, biographical novel about William Clark as Indian Superintendent) [Forge Books] under contract * Skye's West series (100,000-words each, guide and his Indian family in the pre-settlement western wilderness) * Sun River [Tor, July 1989] * Bannack [Tor, October 1989] * The Far Tribes [Tor, March 1990] Finalist for the Spur Award for Best Novel, 1990. * Yellowstone [Tor, October 1990] * Bitterroot [Tor, August 1991] * Sundance [Tor, October 1992] * Wind River [Tor, August 1993] * Santa Fe [Tor/Forge, November 1994] * Rendezvous [Tor/Forge hardcover, September 1997] * Dark Passage (young Barnaby Skye) [Forge Books, hardcover] $23.95 * Going Home [Tor/Forge hardcover, December 2000] * Untitled #1 [Forge Books] under contract * Untitled #2 [Forge Books] under contract * Santiago Toole series (60,000-word each paperback originals) for Ballantine and Fawcett, featuring Santiago Toole, doctor-sheriff at Miles City, Montana Territory. * Incident at Fort Keogh [Ballantine, July 1990; Thorndike large type edition, 1991; Audio book, Sunset Productions, 1993] * The Final Tally [Fawcett, February, 1991; Re-released in low price edition, 1993; Thorndike large type edition, 1992; Audio book, Sunset Productions, 1994] * Deuces and Ladies Wild [Fawcett, July 1991; Re-released, 1993; Thorndike large type edition, 1992; Audio book, Sunset Productions, 1993] * The Fate [Fawcett, June 1992. Re-released, 1993 and 1999; Audio book, Sunset Productions, 1994] * The Rocky Mountain Company series for Pinnacle-Zebra, 100,000 words each, and featuring three families in the 1840s buffalo robe trade: * The Rocky Mountain Company [Pinnacle, March 1991] * Fort Dance [Pinnacle, November 1991] * Cheyenne Winter [Pinnacle, April 1992] * Sam Flint series about a frontier newspaper editor (100,000-words each) * Flint's Truth [Forge Books, hardcover, May 1998; Audio rights: Recorded Books, and Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.; Thorndike large print] * Flint's Gift [Forge Books, hardcover, September 1997; Audio rights: Recorded Books, and Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.; Large print edition, G. K. Hall, 1998, mass market June 1999] * Flint's Honor [Forge Books, hardcover, July 1999; Audio rights: Blackstone Audio] * The Witness Series (75,000-words each, Westerns whose protagonists face moral or ethical dilemmas, or crises of conscience) * The Witness [NAL/Dutton, July 2000] * Restitution [NAL/Dutton, February 2001] * Drum's Ring [NAL/Dutton, not scheduled?] Short Stories: * "The Business of Dying" [The Morrow Anthology of Great Western Short Stories, ed. Jon Tuska and Vicki Piekarski, William Morrow, 1997] * "A Fate Worse Than Death" audio anthology, edited by Robert Randisi; How the West Was Read, II, Durkin Hayes, December, 1997] * "The Last Days of Dominic Prince" Western Writers of America anthology ed. Loren D. Estleman, Forge Books] * "Hearts" [Tombstone anthology, ed. Ed Gorman, not scheduled?] * "The Tinhorn's Lady" [August 2000, Readthewest.com] Books Edited: * Tales of the American West, The Best of Spur Award-Winning Authors, Richard S. Wheeler, Editor, New American Library, September 2000] Dale White: winner of the 1958 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile Fiction: * Steamboat Up the Missouri [Viking] winner of the 1959 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile Nonfiction: * Hold Back the Hunter [Viking] Stewart Edward White: {to be done} David Marion Wilkinson: David Marion Wilkinson home page award-winning author and writer of both novels and short stories. Native of Austin, Texas and writes with a western flair Jeanne Williams: winner of the 1960 and 1973 Spur Awards of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile: * The Horse Talker [Prentice-Hall] 1960 * Freedom Trail [Putnam's] 1973 winner of the 1980 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Novel: * The Valiant Women [Pocket Books] Bob Wiseman: Bob Wiseman at readwest Owen Wister (1860-1938): put the Western on the world literary map with the breakthrough novel: The Virginian {to be done} Linda Wommack: several books on Colorado history; Linda Wommack. Donald Worcester: winner of the 1975 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Short Subject: * "Apaches in the History of the Southwest" [New Mexico Historical Review] winner of the 1979 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction: * The Apache: Eagles of the Southwest [University of Oklahoma] Richard Wormser: winner of the 1960 and 1971 Spur Awards of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile: * Ride a Northbound Horse [Morrow] 1960 * The Black Mustanger [Morrow] 1971

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