2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner

Author GP HUTCHINSON - 2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner

Get Your Cowboy On!

The National Day of the Cowboy is today (the fourth Saturday in July)!

Get Your Cowboy On

He’s the quintessential American folk hero—the brave individual who faced the untamed elements beneath the big skies of the wide-open American West. He’s the stuff of legends—America’s Robin Hood, our William Tell, our knight-errant. For that matter, when we consider the strong and courageous women of the frontier West, cowgirls are our Joan of Arc, heroes facing and overcoming hardship and perils—with or without a man at their side.

True, much of it is myth that has grown over time. Yet a great deal of American cowboy culture is founded in facts, based on virtues and values that have contributed in a powerful way to the forging of a distinct and honorable American spirit.

And today is the day to remember and celebrate America’s cowboy heritage. So “get your cowboy on!”

Five Ways to Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy Continue reading

Tell Your Friends: Free This Weekend Only

Tell FriendsIf you’ve enjoyed the action, suspense, and color of Strong Convictions or Strong Suspicions, this would be the perfect weekend to tell your friends about the books. July 15 through July 17 both books will be available for free in’s Kindle Store.

It’s prime vacation season, so maybe folks you know will be looking for something to read beneath the beach umbrella or at the end of a long day on the road, touring the country. They won’t be able to find a fun read at a lower price!

And if they’re still slugging away at work, what better way to unwind at the end of a long day on the job than to escape to the Wild West for a while?

At any rate, both books are free through Kindle this weekend only and can be read on any smartphone or tablet using Kindle’s free app. So why not tell your friends?

A Solid Month on the Road

I can’t tell you how many times Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” and Gene Autry’s “Back in the Saddle Again” have played out in my mind during the past 30 days.

I’ve taken longer trips before, and I’ve ranged much farther from home, but I don’t know that I’ve ever driven as many highway miles in a single month.

Getting my daughter settled in with her husband out in West Texas. Visiting my wife’s aging parents, as well as my own (in North Carolina and Louisiana respectively). Spending time with my other two daughters and my grandchildren in Florida. It all added up to a whole lot of hours behind the steering wheel.

So what kind of mischief did I get into along the way? Continue reading