Monday, August 24, 2009

Elmer Kelton, One of the Greats

As you all may know, Elmer Kelton died on Saturday in San Angelo, Texas. What a terrible lost to the western readers. He was a great person who enjoyed being part of Western Writers 0f American, where he served as president some time ago.

At 83, he was still going strong in his love for writing. His first book, Hot Iron, was published in 1956, and his most recent completed book, Texas Standoff, is due out next year. If you would like to read more about Elmer Kelton go to Reporter News.

Kelton won over five Spur Awards, wrote over 62 western book, and I feel honored that he reviewed my last book, Winds of Change.

We will miss him and his wonderful western stories. Here, here, to a great story teller.

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