Will Rogers Book Awards

Will Rogers Mediallion AwardTwo of my books, Western Images and Views from the Saddle, received the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Cowboy Poetry in 2008 and 1010 respectively

The award recognizes both content and production, the latter recognition going to Western Poetry Publications (an imprint of The Resource Network). Specifically, the award recognizes books which exemplify “…the combination of excellent content, high production values and honoring of the Cowboy Heritage that the award was created to acknowledge.”

The award has special meaning for me in that Will Rogers was one of my heroes in the early 1930s. His story-telling ability and his unmatched sense of humor were much appreciated during those days during the Great Depression and drought as I was growing up in the Sandhills of Nebraska.