I had a great time reconnecting with old friends and making new ones at this year’s Western Writers of America Convention in Sacramento. The historical tours and lectures were great. I learned about Chinese immigrants in the 19th century, panning for gold at Sutter’s Creek, the history of the Modoc Indians, plus lots of good information about publishing, editing and marketing.
One thing for sure. Western literature, whether traditional, frontier or contempory, is alive and well. The Spur Awards left me with a long list of books to add to my to-read list. Next year in Lubbock, Tx. Can’t wait.