Our members have expertise in all areas of the American West and all aspects of writing and publishing. If you need a presenter, please review our Star Speakers listings and contact the member directly.

 Adams, Bill L. CONTACT DETAILS: Office/Home: (575) 644-8719, Email: bill@tdlad.com  BIO: Adams is a southern New Mexico native, whose family roots include the Mormon Colonies in Mexico. He is an avid Cowboy Action Shooter and member of the Single Action Shooting Society (www.sassnet.com). His western historical novels to date include the TWO-GUN series consisting of “The Forgotten Legend of Will Adams” and “Legacy of a Promise”. His current project, “One Man Pursueth” is scheduled for publication in 2017 by TDLAD Publishers   www.tdlad.com.  SPEECH TOPICS: Many unknown or obscure details of Western history, specializing in the Mexican Revolution, Mormon colonies in Mexico and the early cattle industry of Arizona, New Mexico and Northern Mexico. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable honorarium, permission to sell books at event, travel/lodging expenses if outside of the Las Cruces, NM area.
 Boggs, Johnny D. CONTACT DETAILS: Office/Home: (505) 466-3680, Email: jdboggs@aol.com  BIO: Boggs is a six-time winner of the Spur Award from Western Writers of America, and has won other national honors, including the Western Heritage Wrangler Award, for his fiction. His novels include Northfield, Camp Ford and East of the Border, and he is also a frequent contributor to many Western magazines. He served as president of Western Writers of America 2008-10. His website is www.johnnydboggs.com.  SPEECH TOPICS: Children or adult material: Most aspects of Western history, specializing in Jesse James, Buffalo Bill Cody, Western jurisprudence, Civil War and the cattle-drive era; writing and research instructions, seminars, workshops and motivational presentations.  FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable Honorarium plus all travel expenses.
Bray, Mike CONTACT DETAILS: Email: mikebray@wolfpackpublishing.com Las Vegas, Nevada. Bray is President and CEO of Wolfpack Publishing, one of the fastest-growing small presses in the world. Under Bray’s leadership and with basic internet marketing Wolfpack hit the multi seven-figure mark in annual sales in its fourth year and has built a catalog of over thirteen hundred titles in less than seven years. The company website is: wolfpackpublishing.com.  SPEECH TOPICS: Demystifying Amazon’s algorithms, digital marketing math, AI in publishing today, voice the next phase in search and why it sucks, and digital advertising trends. All presentations are available with or without a slide deck. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable.
 Bright, Natalie CONTACT DETAILS: Office/Home: Office (806) 655-4046; Email: natalie@nataliebright.com or write to: PO Box 1540, Canyon, Texas 79015. BIO: Author, blogger, and speaker. Her stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications. She holds a BBA in business administration, enjoys talking to all ages about writing, and is dedicated to promoting stories of the West. Writes women’s fiction, is the author of TROUBLE IN TEXAS Series for middle grades, a picture book series about rescue animals, and a young adult series set in the Texas frontier. Blogging every Monday about story craft at WordsmithSix.com and posts articles every Friday at PRAIRIE PURVIEW about the friendly people, amazing places, and fascinating history of the Texas Panhandle. SPEECH TOPICS: For classrooms, Where Do Story Ideas Come From, Writing a Story using the Spider Method of Brainstorming, What do Writers Write, The Stories behind the Rescue Animal Series, Life on the Frontier. Topics for adults: Writing Your Family History, History of Oil Exploration in the Texas Panhandle, Characterization, Story Craft 101 for Newbies, The Road to Publication, Becoming an Indie Author and Taking Control. FEES: $200-$500 depending on length of presentation, plus travel expenses and lodging, if necessary. Negotiable honorarium for public libraries and schools.
Boor, Jackie  CONTACT DETAILS: Office/Home: (505) 466-3680, Email: jackieboor@comcast.net BIO: Author, speaker, panelist and workshop presenter, Jackie’s first western nonfiction book, LOGAN: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman, won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association’s 2015 History Book of the Year; was a 2015 Eric Hoffer Award finalist, an international recognition; and was selected as one of three featured books at the National 2015 Police Memorial Week in Washington, DC. The Sheriff Tom Logan biography explores the impacts and dynamics of Nevada’s boomtown years and specifically focuses on the unique challenges faced by law enforcement transitioning from the Wild West to the demands of 20th Century justice. Signings and presentations have been hosted by the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Nevada State Museum (Las Vegas & Carson City), the California State Fair, and the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, as well as numerous historical societies, museums, service groups and private book clubs. Her website is www.jackieboor.com.SPEECH TOPICS: (15-45 minutes, with PowerPoint) include: “From Vapor to Paper: Why We Tell Stories,” “Digging up History: Unearthing the Forgotten, the Colorful & the Sensational,” and “Killed in the Line of Duty: One Family’s Century-Long Journey through Death & Disgrace.” FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable honorarium, permission to sell books at event, travel/lodging expenses if outside of the greater Sacramento region.
 Bullis, Don CONTACT DETAILS: Phone: (505) 892-9177, E-mail address: donbullis@msn.com, Mailing address: 3100 Ann Circle, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 BIO: Don Bullis graduated from Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in American History and American Literature. In the early 1980s he became a columnist for the New Mexico Independent newspapers and editor of the Sandoval County Times-Independent. In the late 1980s, he began writing a regular column for the Rio Rancho Observercalled “Ellos Pasaron Por Aqui.” Bullis began a law enforcement career in 1982 that included stints as deputy sheriff / criminal investigator (Sandoval County), town marshal (San Ysidro) Commissioner (Governor’s Organized Crime Prevention Commission), and criminal intelligence operational supervisor (New Mexico Department of Public Safety).He retired in 2002.After retirement, Bullis continued to work as a columnist. He also wrote book reviews and served as a political correspondent for the Observer. His columns also appear in the New Mexico Stockman and in Tradicion Revista magazines. He teaches Criminal Justice at IIA College in Albuquerque.He is the author of four nonfiction books and two novels: The Old West Trivia Book (1993), New Mexico’s Finest: Peace Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, 1847-1991 (2nd edition, 1996 and 3rd edition 1999), Bloodville (novel 2006) Finalist in the Novel / Mystery Category, NM Book Awards, 2007, New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary (2007) Winner, Best Book in New Mexico, NM Book NM Book Awards, 2007, and five other awards for excellence. SPEECH TOPICS: Lawmen and Law Enforcement in America’s Old West. Outlaws, Crime and Punishment in America’s Old West. Significant Personalities in New Mexico History (1540-Present). New Mexico Peace Officers Killed in the Line of Duty (1847-2000). New Mexico’s Lincoln County War (1878-1881).FEE ARRANGEMENTS: $200-$500, plus expenses, which is negotiable depending on the event and/or organization.
 Campbell, Jeff C. CONTACT DETAILS: P.O. Box 262, Eads, Colorado 81036, 719-248-0571 (24 hrs), kiowalone@yahoo.comBIO: Jeff C. Campbell is a requested speaker throughout the southwest and has conducted seminars since 1996 for the Southwest Writer’s Workshop and the Panhandle Professional Writers’ and Frontiers in Writing among others. He has been a professional writer for the past thirty years and comes from a background in teaching and law enforcement / criminal investigations and training. SPEECH TOPICS: Several themes based on his investigation into the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, including “Misconceptions” “Primary Sources” “Research Techniques” “U.S. Volunteers and Militia” and outlines of the events in the West, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado during the Civil War period. He currently conducts interpretive programs at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and has written several booklets and articles in conjunction with and for the National Park Service. He also conducts seminars on criminal investigations, law enforcement techniques and procedures, weapons and how to make police and criminal characters real, which are aimed at writers of fiction, mysteries, articles and true crime. He will work closely with clients to customize the topic for their group. References available on request. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Travel expenses, lodging (if necessary), and stipend which is negotiable. In some cases for non-profit or community organizations a minimum fee will be negotiated.
Chandler Michael CONTACT DETAILS: The Chandler Marketing Company, 826 ½ Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado81601, Phone: (970) 945 2706, michaelchandler@sopris.netBIO: Michael is owner and president of The Chandler Marketing Company, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, international author of the bestselling book from Pelican Publishing, ‘Dreamweaving…The Secret To Overwhelming Your Business Competition.’, also published in Southeast Asia and Indonesia by BIP, Jakarta. Michael’s other books include ‘The Littlest Cowboy’s Christmas’ and the new western adventure novel ‘Kincade’s Blood’.Mr. Chandler is a national winner of 41 Silver Microphone Awards for outstanding advertising and copywriting. His full service advertising agency advises a complete spectrum of clients, from business to political. He is the creator of the groundbreaking communications strategy Dreamweaving. The results of Chandler’s work have been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Independent Banker, Bank Marketing, Michigan Banker and Ag Lender magazines, The American Bankers Association’s Banker News and American Banker. He is a member of The Small Business Advocate’s “Brain Trust” and frequent guest on Jim Blasingame’s talk shows. He is an Active Member of the Western Writers of America. His marketing strategies have been published within the East Coast Internet think-tank The Globe. Michael has lectured nationally for the past 35 years before universities, colleges, corporate retreats, state and national banking conventions, including the Federal Home Loan Bank, American Banker, Independent Community Bankers of America, and The American Bankers Association. He served on the tutorial staff of The Independent Community Bankers of America, and their educational program, addressing the ICBA National Convention for thirteen consecutive years. Colorado’s District Court has subpoenaed Michael to testify as an Expert Witness in Marketing.Michael’s books are available globally through amazon.com.
Cleere, Jan CONTACT:  Email: Jan@JanCleere.com. Phone: (520) 909-2299  BIO: Award-winning author Jan Cleere writes about the people, legends, and tales of the old west that she uncovers among tattered documents, tear-stained journals and diaries, and accounts told by old-timers. Her historic biographies entertain, amuse, and astound. Jan is the author of five historical non-fiction books: “Never Don’t Pay Attention:” The Life of Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa; Levi’s & Lace; Arizona Women Who Made History; Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers; Outlaw Tales of Arizona; and Nevada’s Remarkable Women. SPEECH TOPICS: Pioneering young Arizona girls, Pioneering Nevada women, Arizona Outlaws. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Honorarium plus mileage. Fees negotiable for libraries, schools, and charitable organizations. More information on her website www.JanCleere.com
Crigger, C. K. CONTACT DETAILS: Office/Home: 509-926-6793, Email: ckcww@aol.comSpokane Valley, WashingtonBIO: C.K. Crigger is a two-time (2007 & 2009) Spur Award finalist, and the winner of the 2008Eppie Award in western/historical for her novel, BLACK CROSSING. A native of theInland Northwest,  Crigger lives in Spokane Valley, WA. Her website is www.ckcrigger.com.SPEECH TOPICS: An audience participation workshop where attendees outline a plot, develop characters and write a query to set the hook for agents, publishers, and readers. Also talks on writing and research, homesteaders, and separating myth from reality in the American West. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable honorarium, agreement to sell her books, plus all travel expenses.
 Decker, Peter R.CONTACT DETAILS: Email: D2ranch@aol.comBIO: Decker is the author of The Utes Must Go: American Expansion and the Removal of the People. His website is www.westernslopepress.com.SPEECH TOPICS: Manifest Destiny in the 19th Century United States and the consequences for Native American tribes.FEE ARRANGEMENTS: $250-$500 plus travel expenses.
Ellis, Kirk CONTACT DETAILS: Ph./fax 505-466-3639. Email: kellis1848@aol.com BIO: Santa Fe-based television and feature film-writer/producer Kirk Ellis received an Emmy nomination and won the Writers Guild of America and Humanitas Awards for the ABC miniseries “Anne Frank.” He received the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Best Drama Script for “Hell on Wheels,” an episode of the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated TNT/Dreamworks miniseries “Into the West,” on which he served as supervising producer and writer. In addition to the Spur Award, Ellis received the Wrangler Award for Best Television Feature from the National Western Heritage Museum, and a Critics’ Choice Award, for his work on the miniseries. Ellis’ won two Emmy Awards for the seven-part HBO miniseries, “John Adams,” starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. The project, based on David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, aired to considerable acclaim and record ratings.  His other credits include his debut feature “The Grass Harp,” based on the coming-of-age novel by Truman Capote, and the award-winning ABC miniseries “The Beach Boys: An American Family,” “Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows,” and “The Three Stooges.” At the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television, he became the first undergraduate to achieve degrees in both film production and history/criticism, and began his professional career as a film critic for The Hollywood Reporter. In 1985, at the age of 24, he was named the trade paper’s international editor–the youngest journalist to ever serve in the post. In 1992, he was named Editor-in-Chief of the London-based European trade magazine Moving Pictures and simultaneously formed Shadow Catcher Productions, an independent production banner under which Ellis develops his own independent productions and documentaries. SPEECH TOPICS: Western Film and Television, Manifest Destiny, Founding Fathers, History on Film, Genre Writing, Television/New Media and the Future of Storytelling. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable but must include travel.
Entwistle, Bert  CONTACT DETAILS: phone, (719) 599-0475; email, westernimages@msn.com/ website, blackmulepress.com. Bert Entwistle followed his love of the West and migrated with his family from Illinois to Colorado in 1974. With his wife and two sons, they camped, backpacked, fished and photographed the Rocky Mountain West for twenty years. When his boys left home he made a decision that has directed him ever since: To write and photograph what he loved as a professional photojournalist. Through a connection with a new sports group called The Professional Bull Riders (PBR), he began photographing their events. He ultimately began writing and published hundreds of articles and photos in magazines including: Quarter Horse News, Western Horseman, Persimmon Hill, Quarter Horse Journal, Cowboy Magazine, The Fence Post, American Cowboy and many others. He is a contributing editor for Working Ranch Magazine and worked  as the official photographer for the Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association (WRCA) world championshipsIn 2012, he published his first novel: THE DRIFT, a detective story, set in Colorado and with a contemporary mystery story intertwined with the gold mining history of Cripple Creek under his own publishing imprint, BLACK MULE PRESS.  He has also written the novels URANIUM DRIVE-IN, THE TAYLOR FAMILY LEGACY, THE BLACK ROSE BANKER, and NEW MEXICO. SPEECH TOPICS: Writing the first novel, researching your novel, publishing your novel, publishing as an indie and writing your novel without an outline.  FEE ARRANGEMENTS: negotiable honorarium plus all travel expenses. Price dependant on distance from Colorado Springs. Permission to sell books at events.
Estes, Ralph  CONTACT DETAILS: Phone: (505) 980-3280; email ralph@ralphestes.com, website www.ralphestes.com  Dr. Estes is an emeritus professor who, as as a New Mexico State Chautauqua troubadour performing “Me and Billy” throughout the state, has performed extensive research on the Billy the Kid saga.  Indeed, his conversations with descendants of Billy and other Lincoln County War participants eventually resulted in My Own Story: The Autobiography of Billy the Kid, as told to Ralph Estes (available at www.billythekidstory.com as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, etc.).  APPEARANCE TOPIC: Billy the Kid.  Ralph is also available for a one-person-show on Billy the Kid.  As a professor he was a frequent conference and convention speaker.  Fees and expenses cheerfully negotiated.
 Fitzjerrell, Karen Casey CONTACT DETAILS: Email:  kcfitzjerrel@gmail..com  Phone – 512-775-8274; Website   www.karencaseyfitzjerrell.comBIO: Fitzjerrell is the author of EPIC Award-Winning The Dividing Season. Her freelance features, travel articles and personal narratives about the people and places she visited while traveling Texas back roads appeared in three of the five largest newspapers in the state as well as numerous regional magazines. By day, she roamed the highways and byways looking for stories. By night she wrote novels. Excerpts from her novels and a short story or two are included in Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories and Red Boots and Attitude: The Spirit of Texas Women Writers. SPEECH TOPICS:  What Makes a Story Stick, Story Structure, Character Development and Plot Arch, Don’t Let Facts Stymie a Good Story, Research, The Realities of Going Indie, Uncommon Women in Texas History. ….And many more.FEES:  Travel expenses + lodging if necessary. Negotiable honorarium depending on organization and the opportunity to sell books.
Frankel, Glenn. CONTACT DETAILS: Email: frankelglenn@gmail.com BIO: Glenn Frankel worked for many years for the Washington Post, winning a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for his coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and taught journalism at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he directed the School of Journalism. He has won the National Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His last book, The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend, was a national bestseller and named one of Library Journal’s top ten books of 2013. His new book is High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. SPEECH TOPICS: “High Noon and the Hollywood Blacklist,” “The Searchers and the Making of an American Legend,” “John Wayne, Gary Cooper and the Rise and Fall of the Hollywood Icon,” and “Challenges to Journalism in the Age of Trump.” FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable.
Gamble, R. Lawson CONTACT DETAILS: Email: rlawsongamble@gmail.comBIO: Rich has always had an adventurous spirit and creative mind, encouraged by his childhood in a family that enjoyed travel and the outdoors.  He  has traveled alone to South America and Africa to climb and explore and has accomplished such classic climbs as Mt. Rainier, Devil’s Tower, Popocatepetl  in Mexico, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, and Mt. Kenya in Africa. On the creative side, Rich has a love of music. He is a trained baritone and has sung opera, oratorio, and directed and acted in music theatre. Rich is an accomplished teacher,  awarded the designation Master Teacher and retired Teacher Emeritus from his school. And of course, Rich is an avid reader and writes articles, short stories, and novels. He lives now in California where he is engaged in research for a historical novel on the life of Salomon Pico, a bandit whose exploits have suggested he may be the model for Johnston McCulley’s Zorro. His web site is www.RLawsonGamble.com. SPEECH TOPICS: Salomon Pico: The Real Zorro? (The Mexican bandits of California in the 1840s and 1850s). FEE ARRANGEMENTS $150 plus expenses; negotiable. (Free plus expenses to charitable organizations.)
Groneman III, William CONTACT DETAILS: Email: wgroneman@yahoo.com or www.wgroneman.net BIO: William Groneman is a former Captain of the New York City Fire Department, and a longtime student of the battle of the Alamo. His books include Alamo Defenders; Defense of a Legend, Battlefields of Texas; Eyewitness to the Alamo; Death of a Legend; and David Crockett – Hero of the Common Man. He has been a member of the Western Writers of America since 1994, and is a former member of the board. His web site is www.wgroneman.com. SPEECH TOPICS: The Alamo; Alamo defenders; Eyewitness History; David Crockett as hero of the common man; 9/11 from a firefighter’s perspective; Eyewitness history at the World Trade Center; the De La Peña; writing; John Steinbeck. FEE ARRANGEMENTS $100 — $500, and/or travel expenses. Very negotiable
Goldthwaite, Carmen CONTACT DETAILS: Home/Office: (817) 737-6958; (817) 726-0412; E-mail: carmengoldthwaite@sbcglobal.netBIO: As a writer about Texas women’s history–in a new book Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History–and in magazines and newspapers, Goldtwaite gives programs on topics such as: Women who pioneered in taming the land and building communities; Women in the professions, such as: law and politics, education, medicine, the arts and entertainment; The Suffragettes;
Women in science and aviation; Women, the “social reformers” who gentled up Texas and Texans. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable.
Groves, Melody CONTACT DETAILS: Home/Office: (505) 298-3022; E-mail: melodygroves@comcast.net BIO: Groves is the winner of the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards for Historical Fiction Novel and the 2008 Parris Award from South West Writers. In addition, she has won two other writing awards. Her novels include “Arizona War,” “Sonoran Rage,” and “Border Ambush,” Her nonfiction book, “Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide: All About Rodeo” explains the ins and outs of the sport. Groves, a contributor to Western magazines, is the Publicity chairman for Western Writers of America and the PR chair for South West Writers. A member of the New Mexico Gunfighters Association (Old West re-enactors), Groves performs shootouts weekly in Albuquerque’s Old Town.Groves has spoken at several conferences, workshops, and seminars, most recently at the Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas. She also teaches writing classes. Her website is www.melodygroves.com SPEECH TOPICS: Children or adult material: Many aspects of Western history, specializing in the Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Lines; Civil War in the West; Gunfighting for Fun and Profit; rodeo; researching and writing historical fiction.FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable honorarium plus all travel expenses.
Hasselstrom, Linda M. Hasselstrom CONTACT DETAILS: P. O. Box 169, Hermosa, S. D. 57744; Windbreak House Retreats, (605) 255-4064 (Messages Only); www.windbreakhouse.com; info@windbreakhouse.com; Facebook.com/WindbreakHouse; Blog: WindbreakHouse.WordPress.com. Linda Hasselstrom has conducted hundreds of readings, workshops, talks and lectures about writing, publishing, ranching, and land use related subjects for audiences ranging from elementary students to senior citizens. She has written and edited more than twenty books. She is Resident writer, Windbreak House Writing Retreats, Hermosa, S.D., since 1996.Special Consultant, Rural Lit R.A. L. L. Y. initiative, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, since 2012 and has been a Scholar/speaker, South Dakota Humanities Council and performer at the The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, NV. FEE: Negotiable.
Hocking, Doug CONTACT DETAILS: Office/Home: (520) 378-1833, Email: dhocking@centurylink.net BIO: Doug Hocking grew up on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in New Mexico. He has advanced degrees in American History, Ethnology and Historical Archaeology. His historical novels include Massacre at Point of Rocks and Mystery of Chaco Canyon. He is a Spur Award finalist for his biography of Tom Jeffords. Doug is a frequent contributor to True West, Wild West and other western magazines. His website is www.doughocking.com. SPEECH TOPICS: Doug specializes in Arizona/New Mexico history before 1880, especially dragoons, and Apaches. He has presentations ready to go on: the Black Legend of Lieutenant George Bascom; Tom Jeffords, Blood-brother of Cochise; The White Wagon Train Massacre, Death on the Santa Fe Trail; Mysteries of the Southwest; The Mexican-American War; Self-Publishing vs. Boutique Publishing; Personal Sales in Unusual Venues. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable Honorarium plus all travel expenses.
Joyner, C. Courtney CONTACT DETAILS: Email: Olcourt@yahoo.com.BIO: A screenwriter with over 25 produced credits.SPEECH TOPICS: Crafting The Western Screenplay and Sales in the current workplace.Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels.FEE ARRANGEMENTS: $300 – $1000 w/travel. Fee exceptions for charitable and military.
Kraft, Louis CONTACT DETAILS: writerkraft@gmail.com(email), 818.667.2072 (cell) BIO: Award-winning author and historian Louis Kraft has been writing and talking about race relations and the Indian wars since the mid-1980s. Books include Custer and the Cheyenne, Gatewood & Geronimo, Lt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars Memoir, and Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek (OU Press). His current writing project also deals with  Wynkoop’s years with the Cheyennes (Sand Creek and the Tragic End of a Lifeway, University of Oklahoma Press). He also plans a new project that deals with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland’s life and times while they made eight films together at Warner Bros., three of which were westerns. For more details, see http://www.louiskraftwriter.com.  SPEECH TOPICS:1) Soldier/Indian agent Edward Wynkoop and the Cheyennes (1860s)* Note that there is also a Wynkoop one-man dramatic play available) 2)  Soldier Charles Gatewood and the Apaches, including Geronimo (1880s) 3) Soldier George Armstrong Custer and the Cheyennes (1860s) and 4) Actor Errol Flynn & actress Olivia de Havilland (1930s-1950s).  FEE ARRANGEMENTS: For speaking engagements: $750.00, plus expenses (travel, lodging, per diem). Special cases are negotiable.* For the Wynkoop one-man play, minimum $3000.00, plus expenses (travel, lodging, per diem) for Kraft and director/producer. Lighting and sound technicians are also required, as is a simplistic set.
Lapidus, Richard CONTACT DETAILS: Email: starrandwyatt@hotmail.com.BIO: Former V.P. of W.O.L.A. (Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association), Master of Ceremonies 9 years in a row for major western book exposition, writes articles for national magazines and scientific and history journals, writes fiction and non-fiction books, specializes in reptiles and the old west.  Speaks on a variety of old west subjects, and on all aspects of reptiles and amphibians (including 50 years of unusual and humorous field experiences), has given talks to all age groups. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable, plus expenses.
Ludwig, Wayne CONTACT DETAILS: Phone: (817) 229-0134, Email: texascattletrails@gmail.com. The manuscript for Wayne’s first book, The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop (Texas A&M University Press, 2018) was a 2018 Robert A. Calvert Book Prize finalist. His first magazine article, “What We Know About the Ol’ Chisholm Trail,” appeared as a feature in the February 2019 issue of Wild West magazine. The Old Chisholm Trail won the Will Rogers Award for the 2018 Elmer Kelton Book of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists and was named a Finalist by the Texas Institute of Letters for 2018 Most Significant Scholarly Book. Wayne is an independent scholar and native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has spoken at events including the Real Chisholm Trail Symposium and Real Cowboy Symposium in Saint Jo, Texas; the Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney Western Heritage Symposium in Fort Worth, Texas; Texas Map Society meeting at the University of Texas-Arlington; West Texas Trails Association meeting in Quanah, Texas; the Texas State Historical Association annual conference; and Instructor for Texas Christian University Extended Education. SPEECH TOPICS: Topics range from a general historical overview of the main Texas cattle trails to separating fact from folklore to trail marking during the 1930s. Some of the more popular presentations include “The Chisholm Trail: Dispelling the Myths,” and “Maps and the Chisholm Trail.” Presentations can be tailored to suit a particular topic of interest. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable plus travel expenses.
Mahoney, Sylvia Gann CONTACT DETAILS: sgmahoney@sbcglobal.net Phone: 940-552-5532 Cell: 940-357-1269 P.O. Box 1518, Vernon, TX 76385BIO: Sylvia, a native Texas reared in New Mexico, is an author, editor, photographer, educator, and has been a rodeo pageant judge, founder of a national college rodeo alumni organization, founder and executive director of a cowboy hall of fame museum, college rodeo coach, and author of the definitive book on the history of college rodeo, College Rodeo: From Show to Sport, published in 2004 by Texas A&M Press. She is co-chairman of “Marking of the Great Western Cattle Trail from Mexico to Canada through nine U.S. States.” She spoke about the writing process and college rodeo history using a PowerPoint presentation as the 2008 Third Annual Guy Caldwell Western Heritage Lecture Series Guest lecturer at Hardin-Simmons University. SPEECH TOPICS: 1. “History of College RodeoCollege rodeo was started by students on the Texas A&M campus in 1920 and became a national organization in 1949, which has helped make rodeo into a collegiate sport, a big business professionally, and spread it internationally. 2. “The Western Cattle Trail” This trail extended from Mexico to Canada and was the longest in length and in time (1874 – 1893), carried more cattle than any other cattle trail starting in Texas, and contributed to the legend and lore of the cowboy. In the 21st century, Rotarians are marking the trail every six miles with a seven-foot white cement post from Matamoros, Mexico, to Saskatchewan, Canada, which is another tale of the cattle trail. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: $1,000 plus travel expenses.
Matley, Susan CONTACT DETAILS: Phone 509-540-8302, e-mail smatley509@gmail.com, mailing address 8780 Hart Road, Prescott, WA  99348. Susan Matley writes novels and short stories- -western, fantasy/mythology and middle grade fiction. She’s had a lifetime of performing and presenting, including three years with the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. She performed a decade-plus as half the cowboy music duo Nevada Slim & Cimarron Sue. Her song “Show Me Mister” was a Spur Award finalist in 2011. Writing as S. D. Matley, Susan has two fantasy/mythology novels in release (Small-g City and Big-G City from WolfSinger Publications) and a dozen short stories (varying genres) in print and online anthologies. A Washington State native, she lives in Eastern Washington wheat country with husband Bruce and numerous 4-legged kids. SPEECH TOPICS: Kids as Critique Partners, Tips forWriting Your First Novel, Early Pacific Northwest Missionary History. More at: http://susandmatley.com/ FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable honorarium, agreement to sell her books, plus all travel expenses.
Mayo, Matthew P.CONTACT DETAILS: Email: mmayo@matthewmayo.com BIO: Matt Mayo is the winner of numerous national honors for his fiction, including two Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, the Western Heritage Wrangler Award, the Peacemaker Award, the Willa Literary Award, and others. His many novels and non-fiction books include the multi-award-winning Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival, North of Forsaken, Timberline, and the bestselling Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears. He is a longtime periodicals editor, has had several books optioned for film, and was an on-screen expert on a BBC-TV series about hidden treasure in the West. His website is: www.matthewmayo.comSPEECH TOPICS: Children or adult material: Various Western history topics including (but not limited to): Oregon Trail/Westward Expansion; Wilderness survival; lost/hidden treasure; the fur trade era; plus writing and research instruction, workshops, seminars, and how-to presentations. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable Honorarium plus all travel expenses.
McCoy, Max Kansas native Max McCoy is an award winning author and executive director of the Western Writers of America. CONTACT DETAILS: max@maxmccoy.com BIO: Max is a three-time Spur Award winner and has published more than twenty books, including four Indiana Jones novels for Lucasfilm and the novelization of Steven Spielberg’s epic miniseries Into the West. His first book was The Sixth Rider, about the Dalton raid on Coffeyville in 1892, published by Doubleday and a Spur award winner for best first novel. He is also the author of thrillers, mysteries and the Hellfire Canyon western noir trilogy for Kensington Books. For 17 years, McCoy taught journalism at Emporia State University, where he specialized in investigative reporting and nonfiction narrative. In addition to being a professor, he was also director of the Center for Great Plains Studies and contributed to the prestigious Mark Twain Journal. His most recent nonfiction book, Elevations: A Personal Exploration of the Arkansas River, was published by the University Press of Kansas and won the National Outdoor Book Award for history/biography. Max is a contributor to the Kansas Reflector, where his opinion essays have won first, second, and third place honors from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He has spoken at conferences here and abroad and specializes in Kansas history and culture, the fiction writing process, rivers and the environment, and memoir. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable but must include travel. 

Miller, Rod CONTACT DETAILS: www.writerRodMiller.com BIO: Poet, novelist, historian, journalist, essayist—Rod Miller writes about the American West in many forms. His broad experience also applies to presenting workshops, readings, and lectures on a number of subjects. Tucson Festival of Books, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Idaho Writers League, Kanab Writers Conference, Western Writers of America, League of Utah Writers, Weber Historical Society, Utah County Historical Society, and Utah Westerners are among the many audiences he has entertained and informed. From writers to readers, Miller can tailor a presentation to fit your group. Fees are flexible. Miller is two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award and recipient of many other awards and recognition. SPEECH TOPICS: Varies. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable.
Monahan, Sherry CONTACT DETAILS: www.sherrymonahan.com or 919-577-6399
BIO: Sherry’s an award-winning author of Frontier Fare, Mrs. Earp: Wives & Lovers of the Earp Brothers, California Vines, Wines and Pioneers, Taste of Tombstone, Pikes Peak: Adventures, Communities and Lifestyles, The Wicked West, and Tombstone’s Treasure. She’s appeared on the History Channel in several shows and won a Wrangler Award for her performance. She’s a contributing editor for True West magazine and has her own column called, Frontier Fare. Sherry focuses on what life was really like in the Victorian west–including what the pioneers ate and drank, how they dressed, and what the saloons and towns themselves really looked like. She’s also skilled in dealing the game of faro, which was popular in the saloons. SPEECH TOPICS: The Victorian West. Life in western towns like Tombstone, Colorado Springs, Deadwood, and Virginia City. Western saloons, gambling, mines, food, and recipes. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Speaking fees range from $250-$1,000, plus travel expenses. Some exceptions for charitable and military organizations.
Morgans, James Patrick CONTACT DETAILS:20 S. 41st Street Ste. 64Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501712-256-5250 jjmorgans@hotmail.com BIO: James Patrick Morgans has had over 125 articles appear in a wide variety of magazines and periodicals these include: Farm Journal, Omaha World-Herald newspaper, Dental Economics, San Diego Padres Baseball Gold and Iowa Heritage Illustrated. In 2006 Mr. Morgans had his nonfiction book John Todd and the Underground Railroad: Biography of an Iowa Abolitionist published by McFarland & Company. He has since signed another contract with McFarland to produce another book tentatively to be published in 2009 entitled The Underground Railroad and Freedom Escapes on the Western Frontier. For a dozen years James Patrick presented a writing seminar on Selling What You Writeat the Shenandoah campus of Iowa Western Community College. Mr. Morgans is president of Morgans Books an independent rep firm that markets mostly children’s books and other ancillary products to libraries and schools in an eight state region. James Patrick has made dozens of well received presentations at museums, libraries, schools and other organizations on a variety of topics. SPEECH TOPICS: The Underground Railroad and Freedom Escapes on the Western Frontier. Slavery on the Western Frontier. How To Sell What You Write No Matter Where You Live (Covers both Adult and Children’s Writing). Also, other miscellaneous topics on Western Americana. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Fee negotiable depending on length of presentation. Plus reasonable travel expenses. Discounts available for certain non-profit groups.
Moulton, Candy CONTACT DETAILS: candy.l.moulton@gmail.com  BIO Candy Moulton is the author of fifteen nonfiction books about the American West including Everyday Life in the Wild West from 1840-1900; Everyday Life Among American Indians from 1800 to 1900, both published by Writer’s Digest Books, plus three titles–Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska–in the Roadside History series published by Mountain Press Publishing. She won a Spur in 2006 for her biography, Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People, and another Spur for her documentary “In Pursuit of a Dream” produced with BPI for the Oregon-California Trails Association. She is the Executive Director of Western Writers of America. She also develops multi-media exhibits for museums and visitors centers.  SPEECH TOPICS: American West, Wyoming, Westward Migration, Mormon handcart migration, and the business of Writing and Publishing. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Travel expenses plus fee negotiated with organization.
Nicholson, Thomas P. CONTACT DETAILS: 801-B So Plymouth, Chicago, 60605-2024, phone: 312-922-4165, coltompn@sbcglobal.netBIO: Raised in NW Arkansas, grew up watching father in local rodeos. Went to college at MO School of Mines, BS in Nuclear Engineering. During summers was a firefighter for the US Forest Service. After college was a Uranium miner for a short while, then entered the military. Became a Green Beret officer and spent over two years in Vietnam. Afterwards was stationed in Panama, Bolivia, Korea, Somalia, and England, as well as NC, CO, WA, MO, GA, TX, CA, and KY. After military career, I was a plant manager for motor manufacturer. I am a Registered Engineer, have my MBA from Pepperdine University, am a registered agent of the IRS and a certified Welding Engineer. Have written eight books of the West as well as several about Vietnam, the American Civil War and WWII. I belong to the Western Writers of America, The Civil War Round Table, Westerners International, Western Outlaws and Lawmen of America, the American Legion and VFW. SPEECH TOPICS: Civil War, American Military in the West, General Western history, famous men of the West, Battles in the West. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Expenses plus $0 to $1000 depending on activity
Pettengill, James (Jim) CONTACT DETAILS: 1843 Aspen Drive, Ridgway, CO 81432, (970) 626-4239, Email: jandkpet@montrose.net jandkpet@montrose.net BIO: Jim Pettengill is a retired geologist living in Ridgway, Colorado. He has been a freelance writer and photographer for 30 years, with more than 170 articles sold to national magazines in the fields of Western history, history-related travel, and motorsports. He won the Wild West History Association’s Six-Shooter award for the best article of Wild West history in a scholarly publication in 2011. He is vice-president of the Ridgway Railroad Museum. SPEECH TOPICS: (Lengths can vary between 30 and 90 minutes, as requested) “David F. Day: Always a Fighter”: Dave Day was a Civil War Medal of Honor winner and editor of the famous Solid Muldoon newspaper in Ouray, Colorado 1879 – 1892. He was nationally known for his outspoken attacks on mining fraud, bawdy remarks, and feuds with rival editors. “The Real Sons of Katie Elder”: The Marlow brothers’ fight against Texas vigilantes and their later lives as respected ranchers and lawmen in Colorado. “Trombones and Tumbleweeds – the Original Cow Boy Band, from Dodge City to Colorado”: Started by the owner of the Long Branch Saloon, this nationally famous brass band performed in cowboy attire from 1878 through 1929 and played for audiences ranging from local mining towns to Presidential inaugurations. “Ghost Towns of the West”: History, exploration and photography of real ghost towns, mostly in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming. “Narrow Gauge Railroads of Southern Colorado”: Various topics, including train robberies, Galloping Geese of the Rio Grande Southern, Ouray Branch of the Denver and Rio Grande, History of the RGS, D&RG, Silverton and Silverton Northern railroads, and more. FEES: Honorarium generally $200 – $500 depending on length, plus all expenses. Honorarium negotiable for nonprofit organizations.

TOPICS (for children or adults): Western history, particularly Missouri and Nebraska; famed Nebraska outlaws Doc Middleton and Kid Wade; writing for publication (traditional & indie); conducting research for historical fiction; writing collaboratively.
AVAILABILITY: Readings of his work, writing seminars and workshops, and motivational presentations.
FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Honorarium (negotiable), plus all travel expenses.

Prosch, Richard.
CONTACT DETAILS: Office/Home: (573) 338-0482, Email: richard@richardprosch.com
BIO:  Prosch grew up in northeast Nebraska. He is a Spur Award winning author from Western Writers of America, and his other national honors including the Will Rogers Medallion and the WWA’s Lariat Award for exceptional support for the literature of the American West. He has contributed to many Western magazines. Find Richard online at www.richardprosch.com

TOPICS (for children or adults): Western history, particularly Missouri and Nebraska; famed Nebraska outlaws Doc Middleton and Kid Wade; writing for publication (traditional & indie); conducting research for historical fiction; writing collaboratively.
AVAILABILITY: Readings of his work, writing seminars and workshops, and motivational presentations.
FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Honorarium (negotiable), plus all travel expenses.
 Reynolds, Clay CONTACT DETAILS: Phone: 972-984-1224, or write to: 625 Meadow Drive, McKinney, TX 75069BIO: Native Texan Clay Reynolds is the author of thirteen volumes, including nine works of fiction, as well as more than eight hundred other publications, ranging from short fiction to essay to critical articles. He has won numerous writing awards, particularly for his western fiction and is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. All of his creative work and a good deal of his nonfiction is concerned with the West. He holds a Ph.D. and is on the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas. He frequently conducts workshops and gives lectures to both academic and community writing organizations, as well as to associations concerned with western history and fiction.SPEECH TOPICS: He has talked about the state of the western in contemporary fiction, the historical development of the American western, and the process of research and writing regarding western fiction.FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Speaking fees are negotiable. Travel expenses are required.
Robson, Lucia St. Clair CONTACT DETAILS: looshr@aol.comor P.O. Box 682, Arnold, MD 21012. BIO: Lucia St. Clair Robson’s first novel, Ride the Wind, appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. The Western Writers of America awarded it the Spur for the year’s Best Historical Western. Her other novels include Walk in My Soul about Sam Houston and the Cherokees, and Ghost Warrior, the story of Lozen of the Chiracahua Apaches. Kirkus Reviews wrote, “Few novelists working today have a better grasp of early American history than Robson.” Her latest book is Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution.SPEECH TOPICS: I like to call my talk “Predicting the Past.” I discuss historical research and the surprising and entertaining details it uncovers. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: $500 plus travel expenses. The fee may be waived for charitable organizations. For more information go to www.luciastclairrobson.com
Roe, JoAnn CONTACT DETAILS: Phone: (800) 295-3607; joroe@joannroe.com; 221 Jerome St. Bellingham, WA 98229BIO: I am the author of 15 books, 10 of them about Pacific NW Mountain and Marine topics–one on the The Columbia River. I write frequently for national and regional magazines including In-flights, Travel, Western, and General. A movie was made from one book aired on network TV. Awards include society of American Travel Writers, Governor’s, Pac. NW Booksellers. About 600 published articles.SPEECH TOPICS: “Frank Matsura Frontier Photographer and his Astonishing Royal roots.”Pacific NW popular history–“Whatever Happened Around Here Anyway?”,How to write and sell articles to magazines.FEE ARRANGEMENTS: $500-$1000 plus travel expenses. Possibly less for Pacific NW locations. Lunch or dinner speech as low as $100.
Rosebrook, Dr. Stuart CONTACT DETAILS: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Literary Publicist and Agent, Blue Cottage Agency, Phone: (218)828-4717. BIO: Rosebrook, currently the senior editor at True West magazine, has nearly three decades of experience in journalism, publishing, television production, broadcast news, multi-media experience, and non-profit management. His latest book is At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years. He earned his history degree at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1985, his master’s in Western history at Arizona State University (A.S.U.) in Tempe, Ariz., in 1994, and his Ph.D. in American Western history from A.S.U., in 1999. During graduate school he worked at Arizona Highways magazine for seven years as the research editor. He is also a contributor to numerous national publications. Rosebrook also was a special guest historian on the anniversary edition of John Wayne’s True Grit. His website is www.stuartrosebrook.com. SPEECH TOPICS: The American West: real and imagined, film, television, popular culture, literature, heritage travel, historical photography, baseball and Arizona. Also, publishing, research and writing seminars for publications and non-profits, workshops, and corporations. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable, plus all travel expenses.
 Schmid, Vernon  CONTACT DETAILS: 90 Hudler Lane, North East MD 21901410-287-2794 / 443-553-5686, E-mail: vls1934@yahoo.com  BIO: A prize winning poet and editor, Vernon Schmid is a member of the prestigious Western Writers of America. Author of over a dozen books of fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry, his latest are Watie’s Wolves, More Houlihans and Horse Sense, Cherokee Myth and Legend and Otium Sanctum. In 1993, his first novel, Seven Days of the Dog, was a Heekin Group fiction finalist and his play Last Letter from Bitter was a workshop selection at the Baltimore Playwrights Competition. A 2004 nominee for Maryland Poet Laureate, over 2,000 of his articles, columns, poems and short stories have been published in the U.S., Canada and England. Recently his work has appeared in Country Magazine, Roundup Magazine, and Amazon.com/shorts. His National Foundation Quarter Horse Journal column “Horse Sense” reaches readers in all fifty states and twenty-four foreign countries. With degrees in journalism, theology, and creative writing, he has taught at Penn Valley Community College, Chesapeake College, Ft. Lewis College, and Cecil College. He has been a guest lecturer and speaker at Illinois Wesleyan University, Saint Paul School of Theology, North Central Missouri State College, University of Toledo, Allegheny College, Syracuse University, Illinois State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State University, Illinois South Central State University, Wesley College, Lafayette College, Dickinson College, University of Kansas, Albright College, Washington College, Parsons (KS) Junior College, University of Pittsburg, Allen County (KS) Community Junior College, Carnegie-Mellon University and numerous public venues. He lives in northeast Maryland where he and his wife, Susan, enjoy their horses, dog and two daughters, not necessarily in that order.SPEECH TOPICS: Cherokee Myth and Legend, The Civil War in Indian Territory, Cowboy Songs, Stories and Downright Lies, Horses and Horse SenseFEE ARRANGEMENTS: $200 – $500, plus travel expenses. Some exceptions for Charitable Organizations.
Schmidt, Lisa CONTACT DETAILS: Lisa Schmidt,564 Graham Ranch Lane, Conrad, MT 59425. Phone 406-278-0159. Email alandofgrass@3riversdbs.net Web: http://www.a-land-of-grass-ranch.com BIO: Lisa and her husband raise natural, grass-fed beef and lamb on their historic ranch in north-central Montana. Lisa writes and speaks about ranch life today including practical range management, business, entrepreneurship, and freelance writing. She is the author of “Prairie Ponderings” a column about ranch life. Since 1998 she has been teaching workshops throughout the nation.SPEECH TOPICS: Ranch life, how to grow within a niche market, starting a business, How to write for popular newspapers and magazines.FEE ARRANGEMENTS: All travel expenses plus a negotiated honorarium.
Simar, Candace CONTACT DETAILS: 28718 County Road 107 Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 109 Maltland Dr.Cary NC 27518 phone: 218-568-8761 E-mail: simar@tds.net Web: http://www.candacesimar.comBIO: Candace Simar is a Minnesota poet and writer with a passion for her Scandinavian heritage and history. Her historical novels, THE ABERCROMBIE TRAIL SERIES (ABERCROMBIE TRAIL 2009, POMME DE TERRE 2010, BIRDIE 2011, and BLOOMING PRAIRIE 2012) tell the story of Norwegian immigrants experiencing the Civil War, Sioux Uprising, and the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. SPEECH TOPICS: Simar offers presentations on her research and writing concerning the 1862 Sioux Uprising and Scandinavian immigration. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable.
Stearns, Rhonda SedgwickCONTACT DETAILS: (307) 746-2030; cow_grl63@hotmail.com; 1159 State Highway 450, Newcastle, WY 82701BIO – Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns is a ranch-reared Wyoming author, columnist and rodeo historian with thousands of published articles and four books to her credit. She received the Will Rogers Award as Top Cowgirl Poet of 2002 from the Academy of Western Artists and the 2000 All Around Cowboy Culture award from the National Cowboy Symposium; and is a 1977 Honoree to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. The successful rodeo cowgirl is a Gold Card Member of the PRCA and provided organ music for top prorodeos in 13 states from coast to coast for two decades. SPEECH TOPICS – Cowboy poetry; The Cowboy Code; Rodeo History; Cowboy Ways; Ranch Life; Women in Rodeo; related topics. As his biographer, I can also speak on the late acclaimed Western artist Keith W. Avery. FEE ARRANGEMENTS – $500 – $800, plus travel expenses. Negotiable; willing to donate some portions of compensation for benefit or charity events.
Sweazy, Larry D. CONTACT DETAILS: larrysweazy@prodigy.net www.larrydsweazy.com Business Phone: 317-773-9809 Mailing Address: 18078 Benton Oak Dr., Noblesville, IN 46062 BIO: Larry D. Sweazy (pronounced: Swayzee) is the author of fourteen mystery and western novels, including See Also Proof: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery, A Thousand Falling Crows, Vengeance at Sundown, and The Rattlesnake Season. He won the WWA (Western Writers of America) Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013, and the 2011 and 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction for the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series. He was nominateded for a Derringer award in 2007, and was a finalist in the Best Books of Indiana literary competition in 2010, and won in 2011. He also won the inaugural Elmer Kelton Book Award in 2013. Larry has published over eighty nonfiction articles and short stories. He is also a freelance indexer and has written back-of-the-book indexes for over nine and fifty hundred books in twenty-one years, which served as inspiration for the Marjorie Trumaine Mystery series. Larry speaks and teaches at writing workshops across the country. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and faculty for the Midwest Writers Workshop, and on the faculty for the Indiana Writers Center. He lives in Indiana with his wife, Rose, two dogs and a cat. SPEECH TOPICS: Creative Writing: All about writing short stories and novels. Where ideas come from, deciding on what form, and all aspects of being a professional writer—titles for workshops include Writing Your First Novel, Stumped: Where Do You Get Your Ideas?, and How Much Time Do You Really Think You Have. Research: Techniques used for writing fiction and nonfiction articles, specializing on works featuring the West and historical topics. Freelance/Publishing Business: Techniques for successful practices as a freelancer. Writing, editing, and publishing production positions are the focus. Marketing, project management, and financial planning are included. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable. Travel, lodging, and a stipend at reasonable rate. Discounts and/or pro bono rates are available for veterans groups.
Warren, Mark Contact Details: Office/Home – 706-864-5928 medicinebow@att.net or markwarrenbooks@att.net Bio: Mark Warren is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Chemistry/Pre-med. At Medicine Bow, his school in the Southern Appalachians, he teaches nature classes and survival skills of the Cherokees. Mark is a Western historian who has been researching the life of Wyatt Earp for more than 60 years. His publications include a four volume nature series on Cherokee primitive skills, “Secrets of the Forest,” a memoir, “Two Winters in a Tipi,” and a trilogy on the life of Wyatt Earp,  “Wyatt Earp An American Odyssey.”  SPEECH TOPICS: The life of Wyatt Earp including the difficulties of researching a legend, the mindset of a frontier peace officer, the controversies and disappointments of a frontier life, and what motivated Earp to be the lawman he was. Mark also lectures and provides workshops on primitive skills of the Eastern Cherokee tribes from how the geography shaped these forest dwellers to the plants and trees they used for food, medicine and crafts. He will travel in Georgia and to Alabama, Tennessee, North & South Carolina. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Speaking engagements begin at $250, depending on program duration, plus travel. Negotiable honorarium for public libraries and schools.
Yoho, R.G. CONTACT DETAILS: Phone: (740) 516-3373, Email: YohoPublications@gmail.com BIO: R. G. Yoho has published five Western novels, Long Ride to Yesterday, Death Comes to Redhawk, Death Rides the Rail, Nightfall Over Nicodemus, and The Evil Day. He has also penned three works of nonfiction, including America’s History is His Story. Yoho has been a radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, sportswriter, and is a regular columnist at Clash Daily. His website is www.RGYoho.com. SPEECH TOPICS: Western Writing, What Not To Do As A Writer, God and Country, writing and research instructions, seminars, workshops and motivational presentations. FEE ARRANGEMENTS: $250 plus all travel expenses, negotiable for worthy causes.