Today’s Writers of Great Westerns


“Writers of the West” brings some of the best contemporary penslingers in fiction, offering up western storytelling based on just about every other genre you can imagine. Visit Writers of the West often. We’ve got features planned that you don’t want to miss. Something new and exciting each week, all focusing on the original superheroes—cowboys, cowgirls and people of grit who tamed the wild west, or died trying.

Follow us on Twitter. See what we share at Goodreads. Participate in blogging your own 300-word western pieces, comment and share in the community at our public Writers of the West Facebook group.

YOU LOVE WESTERN storytelling, even if you don’t know it. Be it action, adventure, mystery, historical, romance, humor, vignettes of real western life, or even ghostly, supernatural or horror, there will be short stories available for download, flash fiction and drabble shared on the accompanying blog on our public Facebook Group, and novellas starting at 20,000 words you can purchase at a multitude of print on demand (POD) locations such as Lulu dot com, CreateSpace, Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, and through Sellfy.

We don’t want to share our secrets, surprises and prizes all at once. But, while Writers of the West is a work in progress, do look around. Check out our author profiles and some “Shorties” as my “pardner” Ted Atoka likes to call them…stories that are anywhere from 200 to 700 words in length.

Shorties features Writers of the West members Mary Bradford and Micheal O’Flaherty. S. McKane introduces us to “Handsome Devlin” and “Virgil Ante” while Patti L. Geesey offers up “The Journey to Peace” for a great focus on western reality fiction. Read about Mattie’s Merchantile, by Angel Potter Cox. Sam Harper takes a turn with “Snakes on a Plain” for a different play on words, and “The Greenhorn and the Maiden”. There are nine of us right now, including John McGinn, Ted Atoka and Earl Chessher.

W.O.W. will soon feature video book teasers highlighting some of our longer works; author interviews; and guest posts on W.O.W. Facebook, by other fiction writers who love and enjoy storytelling with a Western flavor. And audio books are coming soon as well.

Happy trails, until we meet again.