Berkeley for ten years, and then moved to Wall Street for ten years, structuring, trading, and marketing various fixed income and derivative products, largely for Bankers Trust and Lehman Brothers. While at Berkeley, he spent two years on leave in Washington, D. Treasury, and the Council of Economic Advisers. Steve has a B. He is currently on the Boards of Directors of Ametek, Inc.
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He and his wife Gale reside in Charleston, S. He has worked as a community newspaper reporter, a columnist, and a freelance literary publicist. For over fifteen years he has worked with several acclaimed authors, such as Pulitzer Prize Finalist S. John Legg has had more than 50 Westerns published, including a number of series novels, and one book of Western nonfiction.
He has also done a number of articles on Western history for national magazines. John has been a newspaper copy editor for more than 30 years. Born and raised in New Jersey, John spent almost 30 years in Arizona and is now living temporarily in Florida. Retiring in , he served the next 29 years as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and began his first novel during his last years there. They have two married daughters, five grandchildren, and one great grandson. He has been a movie theater manager, a tour guide at Sun Studio, a singer in a punk band, and a regular donor of blood for money.
He lives in a quiet neighborhood near Detroit. I live in Boise, Idaho with my husband, four children and numerous pets. As a family we spend a lot of time outdoors and take advantage of all the great recreational amenities that are very easily accessible here in Southwest Idaho. I have a poem on Cowboypoetry. I am very excited to be a part of this group and hope to learn a lot about others who share this passion for the west. Being the all around assistant, typist, researcher, and fact checker to one of the most popular western authors of all time, JA Johnstone learned from the master, Uncle William W.
William began tutoring JA at an early age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts or researching his massive American Western History library as well as the more modern wars and conflicts.
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Bill taught me all he could about the art of storytelling and creating believable characters. Johnstone you can be. Jeffrey J. Bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, L. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. This will be the 12th novel in a row to be included on that prestigious list. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.
Martin is the author of 26 western, western romance, mystery, and thriller novels from Bantam, Pinnacle, Avon, and Wolfpack Publishing, in addition to several non-fiction books. He lives in Montana with his wife, Kat, who has over 55 romantic suspense and historical romance novels internationally published in a dozen languages and more than two dozen countries.
His photography has appeared on magazine covers and in periodicals. Marthayn Pelegrimas has been writing professionally for more than twenty years. Four of her stories have been chosen for Ed Gorman and Martin H. The L. She is also the author of over published poems. Her freelance articles and interviews have appeared in Omaha Magazine, Penthouse, St. Louis Magazine and Hot Talk. She is currently at work on a stand alone Paranormal thriller. A misplaced westerner, Shayna Matthews was raised in rural Pennsylvania.
A Revolutionary War era Reenactor since she was three, American history runs through her blood. She is a veteran weaver and even met her husband at an 18th Century gun show. Living history has only fueled her desire to chase her childhood dream - to write western fiction. She says the American West is the embodiment of human spirit; she strives to reflect that spirit in her stories. Shayna currently resides in Maryland with her husband Dave, their son, Zane, and two mischievous Welsh Corgis.
In , she learned to weave straps and sashes for traditional dress and firearm usage. Her work can be found in numerous museums, television documentaries and the occasional historical movie. Active in 19th Century Old West Era encampments. Weaving fictional tales with words is a daily pastime for Shayna.
Currently, she is working on researching and writing a series of epic western novels set in s Texas. Matthew P. Mayo has written more than twenty-five books and dozens of short stories. He also collaborated with his wife, photographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, on a series of popular hardcover books. The Mayos run Gritty Press www. Born and raised in Arizona, and recently returned after a year absence in Pittsburgh, Kristy writes Old West romances to capture the landscapes that were such a big part of her childhood. Kristy holds two engineering degrees but storytelling has always been her favorite hobby.
She travels frequently with her husband and channels her love of adventure by reviewing books for Women's Adventure magazine. She lives in the Arizona desert north of Phoenix, where she and her husband frequently remove rescue rattlesnakes from their property. Her four teenaged children are in varying stages of flying the nest, so her two chocolate labs—Ranger and Lily—are the recipients of her maternal instincts these days.
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How about this: Born and raised in Kansas, John JD McCall's first ever ambition was to be a stand-up comedian, a goal strongly discouraged by the many teachers who were forced to put up with his antics in class. He did manage to finally shelve that aspiration and earned a B. Having just had his second novel, South of Rising Sun, released by Western Trail Blazer, he wonders what he is doing here among such prolific and talented writers on Western Fictioneers but hopes to gain from them some invaluable knowledge on how to craft an even better third effort, as well as a few tips on how to promote his work.
He resides in the city of his birth, Ottawa, Kansas, with his wife and three children, along with three Labrador-mix dogs who do everything caninely possible to see that he has no spare time to write. Gary McCarthy is the author of fifteen published American historical and thirty-four westerns novels. The author is well suited to writing about the American West; he grew up with horses and received a B.
Before becoming a full time novelist, McCarthy was employed as an economist. He is very interested in Native American cultures, especially the Navajo, Hualapai and Hopi and historical preservation of southwestern western archaeological sites.
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McCarthy had been president of two Rotary Clubs and served on many community boards. Gary McCarthy has over four million books in print and resides in Arizona with his wife, Jane. He enjoys hiking and horseback riding in the Grand Canyon Rim Country when he is not traveling the Southwest in search of new stories upon which to base his next novel.
Doris McCraw began her creative career as a musician, actor and playwrite in Illinois. After moving to Colorado she continued to pursue all three. In Doris began writing poetry, non-fiction and under the name Angela Raines added fiction to her endeavors.
She has presented three times and submitted papers for inclusion in their yearly symposium publications. As Angela Raines, Doris has written for Prairie Rose Publications with stories in their anthologies along with stand alone novellas. Jill hails from Liverpool in England and is delighted to be included among the illustrious members of WF.