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Johnny D Boggs


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Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, been bucked off horses (breaking two ribs last time), shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, traipsed around ghost towns, and spent hours poring over microfilm in library archives -- all in the name of finding a good story. He was won six Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and has been called by Booklist magazine "among the best western writers at work today." He also writes for numerous magazines, including True West, Wild West, Boys' Life and Western Art & Architecture, speaks and lectures often, studies old movies (Westerns and film noir) and even finds time to coach Little League. A native of South Carolina and former newspaper journalist, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and son.
 

Genres: Western
 

Novels
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Collections
   Peacemaker Tales (2013) (with C K Crigger, Wayne D Dundee, James J Griffin, C Courtney Joyner, L J Martin, Matthew P Mayo, Rod Miller, Pete Peterson, Cheryl Pierson, Lucia St. Clair Robson, Troy D Smith and L J Washburn)
   Ellen (2015) (with Barri L Bumgarner, Jane Hale, Steven Law, Fran Massey, Marilyn K Smith, Laura L Valenti, Robert Vaughan and Larry Wood)
   Contention and Other Frontier Stories (2019) (with John Neely Davis, Loren D Estleman, W Michael Farmer, Marcia Gaye, Greg Hunt, Max McCoy, Vonn McKee, Rod Miller, Kathleen Morris, John D Nesbitt, Michael R Ritt and Michael Zimmer)
   Hobnail and Other Frontier Stories (2020) (with Loren D Estleman and John D Nesbitt)
   Why Cows Need Cowboys (2021) (with Larry Bjornson, S J Dahlstrom, Chris Enss, Bill Groneman, Easy Jackson, Jean A Lukesh, Bill Markley, Matthew P Mayo, Vonn McKee, Candy Moulton, Nancy Oswald, Candace Simar and Ginger Wadsworth)
   Fire Mountain and Other Survival Stories (2021) (with Matthew P Mayo, Larry D Sweazy and Michael Zimmer)
   The Cobbler of Spanish Fort and Other Frontier Stories (2022)
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Johnny D Boggs recommends
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The Wild Breed (2008)
(Yakima Henry, book 3)
Frank Leslie (Peter Brandvold)
"Frank Leslie writes with leathery prose honed sharper than a buffalo skinner's knife."
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Damnation Road (2010)
(Jacob Gamble, book 3)
Max McCoy
"Wickedly savage."
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Cotton's War (2011)
(Sheriff Cotton Burke, book 1)
Phil Dunlap
"An old-fashioned, barn-burning, gut-wrenching Western story that moves at a gallop over dangerous territory."
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Lonnie Gentry (2014)
(Lonnie Gentry, book 1)
Peter Brandvold
"Brandvold writes a leathery prose boned sharper than a buffalo Skinner's knife!"
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Slate Creek (2017)
(Journey to the White Clouds)
Wallace J Swenson
"Wallace J. Swenson writes with sass, authority and style."
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Murder in the Melting Pot (2018)
Jane Isenberg
"Fast-paced yet serious, populated with quirky characters with plenty of depth, Murder in the Melting Pot offers a feminist take on the contemporary West while providing a satisfying mystery that should appeal to all sexes. Jane Isenberg dishes up another winner."

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