Western Writers of America, Oklahoma City

Dateline: Oklahoma City, OK, June 19, 2009 – The Western Writers of America took center stage at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City for a Mega-Book Signing on Friday, June 19, 2009. More than 70 Western authors participated in the event set up in the magnificent Sam Noble Special Events Center.

Bill and I represented the contemporary West with our book, The Divorce Seekers – A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler. We were interviewed by local television. View Bill and Sandra’s interviews on the Video Page

“The Museum is pleased to be joining WWA in providing this occasion for the public to meet the authors who keep the history and spirit of the West alive in many different styles of writing,” said Don Reeves, the Museum’s McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture.

Western Writers of America

Sandra with Emmy-winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis (HBO’s John Adams).


Bill McGee with Andrew J. Fenady (Chisum, Hondo). Western Writers of America, Oklahoma City

Bill swapped stories with actor/writer/producer Andrew J. Fenady (Hondo, Chisum). Both men were in the television business in the 1950s.

Western Writers of America (WWA) was founded in 1953 to promote and recognize literature of the American West. The membership includes novelists, historians, essayists, journalists, songwriters, screenwriters, editors, agents, and others. Annual conventions are held each June in a different Western historical setting. Past winners of WWA’s prestigious Spur Award include Jane Smiley, Larry McMurtry, Stephen E. Ambrose, Tony Hillerman, and Elmer Kelton.

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