Thursday’s Featured Book is starting today and hopefully continuing on every Thursday for a long time to come, highlighting a different Western book every Thursday. Most of the time, I plan on the books being new releases, and candidly, I will be focusing on books that friends have written. Today is going to be a
I’ve decided to write a series of blog posts about writing Westerns, specifically from the perspective of a new writer. This is the first one. If I were you, and I was considering reading this series, I’d be asking the following question… Why him? It’s a very fair question, so I asked myself… Why me?
Like many a good, traditional Western, Lee Leighton’s 1953 novel, “Law Man,” focuses on the ongoing battle between ranchers and farmers. The ranchers got there first, and they feel it’s “their” land and won’t give it up, the law be damned, even if they have to kill to keep it. But the times are changing,
Right up front, let’s get this out of the way – “Silverado” is an extremely funny movie and at the same time, a great Western story. If you enjoy movies, enjoy humor and enjoy Westerns, this is the movie for you! “Silverado” opens with Emmett (Scott Glenn) killing three men who ambush him in a
“Maverick” is a comedy from start to finish — and a good one at that. Mel Gibson stars as the card-playing, wisecracking con artist Bret Maverick. James Garner plays Marshal Zane Cooper (Maverick’s dad) and makes it clear where Bret gets his attributes. Jodie Foster shows off her comedy chops as the beautiful Annabelle Bransford,
Western novels do not enjoy the widespread popularity they did in the mid-20th century, when Louis L’Amour was riding high in the author saddle. Still, the genre retains a loyal following. Part of the appeal of “frontier stories,” as L’Amour called them, is they offer an escape from a confusing gray world by providing fictional