Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Western Roundup: SWNN 18 by Cap'n Bob Napier, A Fistful of Legends, More!

OWLHOOT editor (and celebrated mystery writer) Robert S. Napier brings a touch of old-time religion to Part 18 of the round-robin Story With No Name this week on The Cap'n's Blog. Parts 1-16 of this thrilling saga have been assembled on The Culbin Trail, and Part 17 appears on Open Range. Watch for next week's installment, penned by Richard Prosch, on Meridian Bridge.

Express Western's follow-up anthology to Where Legends Ride takes another step forward with the announcement it will be available for online purchase on January 31. For more info see The Culbin Trail and Writealot. Still more details, including the cover art, will be released Dec. 12.

Another fine tale in the Haxan series by Kenneth Mark Hoover has popped up on The Western Online. And Frontier Tales Magazine has new stories by Kathi Sprayberry and Elmer Fralick, Jr. Check them out!

Laurie Powers' fascinating "Movies in the Santa Clara Valley" series is at 11 chapters and counting on Laurie's Wild West.

Howard Hopkins fills us in on his upcoming crossover story on Dark Bits.

Duane Spurlock turns in a fine review of David Robbin's "Ralph Compton" novel For the Brand over at Spur & Lock.  And in the past week alone, Steve M has posted reviews of books by James Reasoner, David Thompson, Billy Hall and Bill Williams at Western Fiction Review.

As mentioned a couple weeks back, the Old West APA (amateur press association) OWLHOOT is open to new members. Now preparing for its 30th issue, OWLHOOT is a quarterly publication featuring wide-ranging discussions of all things West: Books, movies, TV, pulps, history, OTR, comics, music and more. And it's done the old fashioned way - in print. Each member prints their own pages (a minimum of four for every other mailing) and mails them to Cap'n Bob Napier, who assembles the issue and mails it back. The current roster includes: Fred Blosser, Bill Crider, Paul Dellinger, Frank Denton, Dale Goble, Jim Griffin, A.P. McQuiddy, Richard Moore, Bob Napier, James Reasoner, Thom Walls and me, and with #30 we're pleased to welcome Laurie Powers and Richard Prosch.  Interested? Comment here or shoot me an email.


Laurie Powers said...

I like that Owlhoot cover and look forward to contributing. Thanks for the hat tip, too.

James Reasoner said...

I love OWLHOOT. As wonderful as the Internet is, there's still something special about a print 'zine. Or maybe I'm just showing my age by saying that.

Richard Prosch said...

I like print 'zines too, James.

And speaking of Sherlock Holmes...just visited the PO and picked up the new issue of EQMM with Evan Lewis' story. It's a corker! Great job, Dave.

Evan Lewis said...

Thanks, Rich. This is the first I've heard that the issue is out. Guess I'll have to go camp out at Borders.

Richard Prosch said...

Unlike many mags, I've always appreciated the Dell books appearing in my mailbox just before or simultaneous with the news stand editions. Bill Crider mentions you in his column too. It's a keeper!

Evan Lewis said...

About OWLHOOT - I'm with you, James. I like to hold what I'm reading in my hand, and Kindle don't count.

Cap'n Bob said...

There's always room for more at OWLHOOT. Let's hope some of your readers take the plunge. Looks like I'll have to find a place to buy EQMM before it's too late.