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April 11, 2007

Richard S. Wheeler's Memoir

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

I'm thrilled to see that the western novelist Richard S. Wheeler has just published his memoir. I've pressed the One-Click button myself, and am looking forward to reading the book. Some great p-r copy: "In his early forties, Richard Wheeler had never given a thought to writing fiction. By his early seventies, he had written sixty novels." Now that's an interesting and productive writing life!

I raved about Richard's masterful novel "Flint's Gift" here. 2Blowhards re-published a speech Richard gave on the topic of book publishing here, and ran an article that Richard wrote for us about the Western writing scene here. Prairie Mary writes about Richard's new memoir here. Since I've ventured the thought on this blog that more writers ought to study acting, it's especially fun to learn that Richard and Mary both feel that they've profited as writers from taking years of acting class.



UPDATE: Ed Gorman recommends Richard's memoir too.

posted by Michael at April 11, 2007


At, Ed has a few comments on Richard’s memoir.

Richard has also written a tender review of Elmer Kelton’s autobiography, “The Time It Never Rained.” These guys are not getting younger. It’s time to make them turn out their pockets!

Prairie Mary

Posted by: Mary Scriver on April 11, 2007 9:51 PM

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