Word came down not long ago from Western Writers of America that my novel Rawhide Robinson Rides the Range wins the 2015 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Novel. While Rawhide Robinson is likely taking this in stride as he is no stranger to extraordinary events, I am stunned, shocked, surprised, shaken, astonished, astounded, and flabbergasted. Winning a Spur (that really does go jingle, jangle, jingle by the way) to hang on the wall is such an honor I cannot contemplate it. To have three of them to my credit is beyond belief.
And, as if that weren’t enough good news for one day, “Song of the Stampede” from my book Goodnight Goes Riding and Other Poems will be honored as a Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Poem.
Spur Awards will be handed out at a gala banquet and presentation, and Finalists at a luncheon, at the WWA convention in Lubbock, Texas, in June. It will be a genuine pleasure to be there to accept these awards, and it’s pretty certain the publishers—Five Star for the novel and Pen-L for the poem—will be there to receive their awards for putting ink on my words. All thanks to them. And to WWA for the accolades.
You can add Spur Award-winner Rawhide Robinson Rides the Range to your collection through your local bookseller or online at www.amazon.com/author/rodmiller. Goodnight Goes Riding is available there as well, or through the publisher, www.pen-l.com.