Please join us in congratulating and (reading) these top works in this classic American genre—the Western.
Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring cowboys, the wild west, pioneering, civil war, early North American History, and the Contemporary West! Submit your works today and we will put them to the test and choose the best among them in the LARAMIE BOOK AWARDS, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBA).
Michelle Rene’s HOUR GLASS took home the Laramie Grand Prize Ribbon for 2017 and the OVERALL Grand Prize Ribbon for the Chanticleer Int’l Book Awards
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LARAMIE BOOK AWARD WINNERS for 2017, a division of the CIBA.
The 2017 books have all won a Chanticleer Book Reviews package!
- Grasshoppers at Dusk by Kiki Watkins
- Mist-chi-mus: A Novel of Captivity by J.L. Oakley
- Sacrificial Lions by John Simons/David Simons
- The Hour Glass by Michelle Rene ***LARAMIE GRAND PRIZE WINNER*** and OVERALL BEST BOOK Chanticleer Reviews
- Away at War: A Civil War Story of the Family Left Behind by Nick K. Adams
- Threads of Passion by T.K. Conklin
- Desertion by Michael Aloysius O’Reilly
- Death in the Black Patch by Bruce Wilson
Jacquie Roger’s HOT WORK IN FRY PAN GULCH: Honey Beaulieu Man Hunter Series took home the 2016 Laramie Grand Prize. Click on the cover for the Amazon link:
First Place Category Winners for 2016 are:
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- Western Romance: Seize the Flame by Lynda J Cox
- Prairie/First Nation: Big Horse Woman by Barbara Salvatore
- Classic Western (Manuscript): Clevenger Gold: The True Story of Murder and Unfound Treasure by Scott Eldon Swapp
- Contemporary Westerns: Improbable Fortunes by Jeffrey Price
- Civil War: Lincoln’s Hat by David Selcer
- Adventure/Caper: Hot Work in Fry Pan Gulch (Honey Beaulieu – Man Hunter) by Jacquie Rogers ***Grand Prize Winner***
The Laramie Grand Prize Winner for 2015 was WIDOW: Flats Junction Series by Sara Dahmen (Originally titled Doctor Kinney’s Housekeeper)
- Women’s Historical: Sara Dahman – Doctor Kinney’s HouseKeeper ***Grand Prize Winner*** (Retitled: WIDOW 1881 – Book One of the Flats Junction series)
Adventure/Drama: Martha Conway – Thieving Forest
- Classic: McKendree Long – Higher Ground
- Prairie: Alethea Williams – Walls for the Wind
- Debut: Lynda J. Cox – The Devil’s Own Desperado
- Romance: Kristy McCaffrey – The Blackbird (ms)
- Mystery: Linell Jeppsen – Second Chance
The Laramie Grand Prize Winner for 2014 was NOT ON MY MOUNTAIN by Jared McVay
- Historical: Rebecca Rockwell for The Last Desperado
- Romance/Dramatic: Jacqui Nelson for Between Heaven and Hell
- Romance/Comedy: Jacquie Rogers for Much Ado About Miners
- Contemporary Western: Jared McVay for Not on My Mountain (ms/audio)
- Adventure: Lorrie Farrelly for Terms of Surrender
- Debut Novel: Juliette Douglas for Freckled Venom Copperhead
- Civil War: Christi Corbett for Along the Way Home
- YA: Elisabeth Ward for Wolf Eye’s Silence
- Blended Genre: Peggy L. Henderson for Come Home to Me (ms)
- Drama: Michael J. Rouche for A River Divides: Book Two of Beyond the Wood
- Literary Western: Theo Czuk for Heart-Scarred
Dale B. Jackson’s UNBROKE HORSES was awarded the 2013 Laramie Grand Prize
- Mystery: Double or Nothing by Meg Mims
- Historical Fiction: Because of the Camels by Brenda Blair
- Civil War: Ford at Valverde by Anita Melillo (ms)
- Prairie Pioneer: They Rode Good Horses by Dale B. Jackson (ms)
- Literary Western: Unbroke Horses by Dale B. Jackson
- First Novel: Confessions of a Gunfighter by Tell Cotten (ms)
- Best Manuscript: Lick Creek by Deborah Lincoln (ms)
Janet K. Shawgo’s LOOK FOR ME was awarded the 2012 Laramie Book Awards Grand Prize.
- DAY UNTO DAY by Louise L. Wallace (ms)
- THE INN AT LITTLE BEND by Bobbi Groover
Who will win the LARAMIE Book Awards Blue Ribbons for 2018?
The judging rounds will commence in August! Submit your works today!
The last day for submissions into the 2018 Laramie Book Awards is July 31, 2018.
Don’t Delay! Enter Today!