A prolific writer and beloved entertainer Will Rogers once said, “In Hollywood, the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing.” Given Will’s perspective, we’re especially proud to announce that seven Five Star Publishing titles have been recognized as 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award finalists. Learn more about the nominated titles from authors who thankfully didn’t stop writing, much to the delight of Five Star fans.
逃到阿伯克龙比堡（提名西部小说 - 年轻的读者）
By Candace Simar
Fourteen-year-old Ryker Landstad’s family is in great distress and danger is everywhere. His father is dying from an arrow wound, his expectant mother and sister are missing, and his nine-year-old twin siblings need a safe haven. Traveling for miles in plain sight of a Sioux tribe on the warpath – he’s determined to find and reunite his family. His resolve is tested when they finally reach Fort Abercrombie only to find the refugee besieged by 500 warriors. It matters not – he’s keeping the promise he made to his family.
“Be prepared to ignore everything else when you pick up this book, because you will not want to stop reading.”
– Nancy Plain, Spur-Award winning author
Miss Royal’s Mules(nominated in Inspirational Western Fiction)
By Irene Bennett Brown
When I Die: The Legend of Joe Mundy（在西方小说提名）
By Monty McCord
“Wild, wooly and well worth the read,Mundy’s Lawis judged to be one stand-up western that delivers forthwith.”
– Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author
Additional nominees include:
城堡小山（提名西部小说 - 年轻的读者）
By John D. Nesbitt
“Nesbitt creates characters so real, you can hear them talk if you close your eyes.”
By Robert D. McKee
McKee was recognized as a Finalist for Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award – Best Western Novel.