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Friday, February 26, 2021

WESTERN NON-FICTION

WESTERN NON-FICTION
Six-Gun Justice Podcast co-hosts Paul Bishop and Richard Prosch have both had articles featured in major Western magazine publications this month...

Rich's retrospect on the life of Cliff Walters—a writer who published dozens of stories in the Western pulp magazines of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50—appeared in the latest issue of Roundup, and Paul's column on his favorite non-fiction biographies of Western lawmen was featured in True West...


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS #43—VONN McKEE

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
#43
VONN McKEE
In this Six-Gun Justice Conversation segment, Rich talks with delightful Western wordslinger, Vonn McKee—who still vividly remembers her first glimpse of real cowboys herding mustangs into a pen outside Prescott, Arizona. Eventually moving with her family from Arizona back to her mother’s home state of Louisiana, Vonn jokes she is "descended from horse traders and southern belles." 
 
Spending summers visiting her father's family, who raised cattle and broke horses in North Dakota—and, later, northwestern Minnesota—she was inspired by seeing her grandfather stretched out on a sofa reading Zane Grey novels.  By age eighteen she had acquired her own complete set of ZG novels, which included some volumes passed down to her by her grandfather.

After years of working at everything from riverboat waitress to country singer to construction project manager, Vonn is incorporating her experiences—and some of the interesting characters she's met—into stories of the old West. Her latest book is Comanche Winter and Other Stories of the West, available from Wolfpack Publishing.
 
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WESTERN COVER CAVALCADE—VONN MCKEE

Monday, February 22, 2021

WESTERN WORDSLINGERS—ARNOLD HANO FOLLOW UP

WESTERN WORDSLINGERS
ARNOLD HANO FOLLOW UP
Along with the Western novelette O’Rourke, which Arnold Hano had published in Argosy December 1954—which he talks about on the latest Six-Gun Justice Speed Listen—he also had other articles and short stories published in Argosy along with other Men's Adventure Magazines, including Male, Man’s Magazine, Real, Saga, and Guy.
 
In the May 1960 issue of Argosy (pictured above), Hano wrote the cover story, Ward Bond—Why He Whips Them All. In another example, Hano wrote the story The Man Who Shot Dillinger about G-Man Melvin Purvis, which was published in Real, October 1955, with artwork by Harry Schaare—provided here by Men’s Adventure Magazine maven Bob Deis... (http://www.menspulpmags.com/).
 
Bob also provided another example from Saga, March 1963—You Kill, We Kill—with art by Thomas Beecham...

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTEN—ARNOLD HANO

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTEN
ARNOLD HANO
In today's Six-Gun Justice Speed Listen installment, co-host Paul Bishop interviews wordslinging icon Arnold Hano, the 99 year old master of the Western noir... 

Hano is revered for his non-fiction baseball book The Day In The Bleachers, but his history in the publishing field is studded with highlights. As the first editor-in-chief of Lion Books, he guided the early careers of such acclaimed authors as Jim Thompson, Richard Matheson, and David Goodis. During his time with Bantam books, he was the editor for Western mega-star Luke Short. He also procured the book that would become Bantam's first multi-million copy seller. It's all here today in a interview filled with the lively reminiscences of a writer and editor who was there in the midst of publishing's halcyon days. 

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WESTERN COVER CAVALCADE—ARNOLD HANO

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS #42—B.N. RUNDELL

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
#42
B.N. RUNDELL
In today's Six-Gun Justice Conversation segment, co-host Rich Prosch catches up with bestselling western writer B.N. Rundell...Born into a ranching/rodeo family, Bob Rundell is the youngest of seven boys. After careers in business, insurance, and 30 years as a Baptist pastor, Bob retired to pursue his dream of writing. In his first year he wrote two #1 bestsellers—Star Dancer and To Keep a Promise. Since then he has created and written numerous books in his Rocky Mountain Saint and Buckskin Chronicles series—all reaching the top 10 in Amazon’s bestseller rankings—and currently is on book sixteen in his Stonecroft Saga series of frontier Westerns, all of which have been certified bestsellers...Available now on all major podcast streaming platforms or by clicking on the player below...