Brenda Black Finalist for 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award

Black & Kiddo, by Brenda BlackBlack & Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreamsby Arkansas author Brenda Clem Black, has been named as one of five finalists for the 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award in the category of Western Bios and Memoirs.

The Will Rogers Medallion Award was created originally to recognize quality works of cowboy poetry. It has since expanded to eighteen categories to include all Western literature and film. All entries must represent an accurate reflection of Western Americana, or cowboy and ranch life, historical or contemporary. Historical accuracy is crucial where applicable. Books are judged on their literary quality as well as cover art.​

Winners will be announced October 26, 2019 at an awards dinner in Fort Worth, Texas.

Learn more about Black and her work at her website.

Finalists in the “Western Bio & Memoirs” category, 2019

Black and KiddoBrenda Clem Black (Et Alia Press)

The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt, Michael F. Blake (TwoDot)

Ridin’, Ropin’ & Jumpin’ Over Cars: The Biography of Virginia Reger, Elaine Fields Smith (Blazing Star Books)

World War II Veterans’ Voices and Home Front Memories, Elaine Thomas (Calla Press)

Ann Bassett: Colorado’s Cattle Queen, Linda Wommack (Caxton Press)

Previous winners



2002-2012 (a cowboy poetry site)

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