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- Print Length: 192 pages
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- Publisher: Roots & Branches (August 18, 2010)
- Publication Date: August 18, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00403N0U0
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- Lending: Enabled
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He read every western book on the library shelves. He sat on the stoop of Zane Grey's cabin on Mrs. Winter's ranch and looked out over the "muggie-own" rim and promised the writer's ghost his book would join Grey's some day on the book rack.
Since English teachers never read westerns, he made up book reports like "Guns on the Brazos" by J.P. Jones. The story of a Texas Ranger who saves the town and the girl. Then he sold them for a dollar to other boys too lazy to read when teenagers were lucky to earn fifty cents an hour. In fact, book reports kept him and his buddy in gas money to go back and forth to high school.
After graduating from Arizona State University in 1960, he came to northwest Arkansas, ranched, auctioneered, announced rodeo, worked 32 years for Tyson Food in management, anchored TV news and struggled to get a book of his own sold. The three earlier books on the list were published without his knowledge and only discovered in 2011 as even existing.
In 1992, his first novel, Noble's Way was published. In 2003, his novel The Natural won the Oklahoma Writer's Federation Fiction Book of the Year Award. In 2004, The Abilene Trail won the same award. Dusty invests a lot of his time helping others who want to learn how to write by speaking at seminars and conferences all over the United States. There is no difference in writing any kind of fiction. In Dusty's words, "You simply change the sets, costumes and dialect."
He serves on the board of Ozark Creative Writers Conference held annually in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as well as on the boards of the Ozarks Writers League in Branson, Missouri, and the Oklahoma Writers Federation. He also serves on the board of his local electric co-op, and of the Springdale, Arkansas, PRCA rodeo. He is president of Western Writers of America. In 2004 he was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame.
Over one hundred books have been published under his own name and pseudonyms. That does not count his five dozen plus short stories and hundreds of articles and columns.
Dusty and his wife, Pat, reside next to Beaver Lake east of Springdale, Arkansas, that is whenever they aren't off at speaking engagements or writing conferences, announcing rodeos or chuckwagon racing, or researching for western novels. He and his wife have two wonderful daughters, Ann and Rhonda, two great sons-in-law, and four super grandkids.
If he can steal time to do it, Dusty likes to fish for trout on the White River in Arkansas.
Dusty's website: www.dustyrichards.com
Interview on Youtube: http://youtu.be/n1p4-B6fvjE?hd=1
Top Customer Reviews
As an old West fan, and a long time member of SASS, I'm a critic of stories that don't ring true. These do.
If you like westerns you should like this one.
Bravo Mr Richards
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am not a real fan of short stories thin Dusty Richards is a good author but found the stories to be short and odd at times....Would rather have full stories than short non endingPublished 14 months ago by Charlie Lee
I really enjoyed reading this collectin of short stories. Very descriptive, great dialogue and an easy ready. Read morePublished 17 months ago by m.windham
I was ready for some good short stories......and these could have been good, but most of them were basically a "first chapter" to what might have been a very good story if... Read morePublished 21 months ago by PenguinPlace
I think this book is a good read if you read on and off or just need something to kill 5-10 minutes of time. I really enjoyed the short stories.Published 22 months ago by A.R. Nau
If you like short stories with a western flavor, this is certainly a good choice.
I appreciate the ability to have 'quick read' material available for these occasions where... Read more
Not a page turner, but a nice read. I like westerns and this filled that want. I would recommend it to any one looking for an easy read and a good story line.Published on September 14, 2013 by Pecos Bill
A few good tales but mostly just ho-hum. The writing is OK, nothing special. The tales are lacking in quality.Published on September 2, 2013 by Dr Dave
A little spicier than I expected which made for a very enjoyable read. I hope you offer more very soon.Published on August 13, 2013 by j.bockmon