I'm a longtime member of the Western Writers of America, which is a fine organization composed of some of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. But they accept people who write nonfiction, movies, poetry, and I don't know what else--which is what makes Western Fictioneers a horse of a different color. Western Fictioneers accepts people who write Western fiction, period.
I've got several friends in the organization, but somehow I never got around to joining. Last week, though, I put a check in the mail, so I guess I can consider myself a member (one of these days I'm sure somebody will pin a badge on me and make it official).
Completely unrelated to the fact that I wrote that check--except that it reminded me that I needed to do so--I'm interviewed today on the Western Fictioneers blog. The interview encompasses various topics, including Western comics, some of the great characters of Western fiction, and more. I also discuss Season of the Wolf (which, a month ago when we conducted this interview, I thought would be released today). Troy D. Smith (who's a terrific writer his own self--be sure to check out his Blackwell stories) did the interrogating.
You can be sure that I'll be writing more Western stuff--sooner rather than later, I think, as it's always a blast. Please give the interview a read, and if you love stories of the West, track down the work of the Western Fictioneers.