Saturday, 30 July 2011


You might say that we have always been fairly traditional here on West Uist. Well, THE TRADITIONAL WEST  that is our headline here  is actually nothing to do with our wee island of West Uist. In fact it is a long way over the water and then a long way west from there.

 It is all about a great new anthology of traditional western short stories, published by Western Fictioneers  in the USA.

Please have a look at this great trailer from it, made by Larry Martin, one heck of a western writer. And he is pretty darned good at making videos, too.

So what is it all about:
The classic American Western returns in this collection of brand-new stories by some of the top Western writers in the world today.  Twenty-four members of Western Fictioneers, the only writers’ organization devoted solely to traditional Western fiction, take readers from the dusty plains of Texas to the sweeping vistas of Montana and beyond, in the biggest original Western anthology ever published!

Western Fictioneers was founded in 2010 to promote the oldest genuine American art form, the Western story.  Its worldwide membership includes best-selling, award-winning authors of Western fiction, as well as the brightest up-and-coming new stars in the Western field.  The organization’s first anthology features original stories by Steven Clark, Phil Dunlap, Edward A. Grainger, James J. Griffin, Jerry Guin, C. Courtney Joyner, Jackson Lowry,  Larry Jay Martin, Matthew P. Mayo, Rod Miller, Clay More, Ross Morton, Kerry Newcomb, Scott D. Parker, Pete Peterson, Cheryl Pierson, Kit Prate, Robert J. Randisi, James Reasoner, Dusty Richards, Troy D. Smith, Larry D. Sweazy, Chuck Tyrell, and L.J. Washburn.  With original cover artwork by acclaimed artist Pete Peterson, THE TRADITIONAL WEST is more than 120,000 words of classic Western fiction.

You may remember that our own Keith Souter writes with several different hats. This time he has his western hat on and has a story in the anthology under his other name of Clay More. 

He is proud to have a story sitting in the anthology along with some of the best western writers in the world.

The Traditional West is available now on Kindle and will be out shortly in paperback.

Calum Steele