New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Presents Five Star Authors with First Place

Five Star Publishing, part of Cengage Learning, debuted in 1995 with four original Western titles published in hardcover format. Now publishing many award-winning, highly-reviewed Western and American Historical Fiction novels, Five Star titles will please even the most fastidious reader. The New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards is organized by The New Mexico Book Co-op, a not-for-profit organization … Read more

Women Writing the West Announces the 2017 WILLA Award Winners

The WILLA Literary Awards honors the best in literature, featuring women’s or girls’ stories set in the West that are published each year. Women Writing the West (WWW), a non-profit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, underwrites and presents the nationally recognized award annually at the WWW Fall Conference. … Read more

Five Star Will Rogers Medallion Award Winners 2017

Originally created to honor outstanding volumes of Cowboy Poetry, the Will Rogers Medallion Award soon expanded into other categories as interest and reader demand increased. Will Rogers was an accomplished author as well as a cowboy entertainer, and the purpose of the Award is to honor this facet of his legacy as well as to … Read more

Westerns: From Hollywood to Print

Westerns, the most popular Hollywood genre from the early 20th century to the 1960s, are characterized by the life of a nomadic cowboy armed with a revolver and rifle riding a horse, representing the wild, wild West. They are known to embody the spirit, the struggle, and the demise of the new frontier, but the genre doesn’t … Read more