I had a piece of fan mail ask me, "Dusty, why are Zane Grey's books so stiff?"
We recently held a contest to have breakfast with Dusty Richards, prolific Western writer. Three of his longtime readers and fans attended at one of his favorite local breakfast spots near his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
I wrote a guy I grew up with, Gene Miller, and asked him why we chased mustangs in the Arizona desert. It all goes back to when Paradise Valley north of Scottsdale was a Sonoran desert with less than a half dozen residents between there and Cave Springs. I know if you have been there lately you can’t imagine that as open desert supporting saguaros and jackrabbits.
Hey partner, hope things are going well at your house this winter. Pat and I have been using a lot of wood in the fireplace to supplement our heating since the weather turned abruptly to winter.
The Western Writing Industry has been around for as long as we can remember, dating all the way back to John Wayne, Zane Grey, and more! Today, the Western Writers of America is a great hub for all Western writers. Dusty is a proud, long time member, and recipient of the prestigious Spur Award. Today, let’s learn a little bit about the history of the Western writing world, and how this association has played a major role.
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