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'A Forgotton Evil' wins Spur Award


March 15, 2020

Sheldon Russell

Dr. Sheldon Russell of Waynoka has won the 2020 Western Writers of America's prestigious Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel with his most recent book, "A Forgotten Evil," published by Cynren Press. Russell is also the author of the popular Hook Runyon Mystery series about a railroad bull who lives in a caboose.

He and his wife Nancy, a sculptor, currently live on the ranch where Russell grew up in northwestern Oklahoma.

Finalists in the same category were "The Glovemaker, A Novel" by Ann Weisgarber (Skyhorse Publishing) and "Cut Nose" by Ron Schwab (Uplands Press/Leafcutter Publis...

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Reader Comments

SandieO writes:

Congratulations, Sheldon! aka Dr. Russell. And to Nancy, too. This is somethin' else for sure!! Are there particular teachers - pre-college - that inspired you to pursue your teaching and writing careers? I know for Mrs. Bradshaw we had a theme due every Monday! I'm also thinking of the imagination it must take to write a novel. Yes - somethin' else!! Congratulations again - keep up the good work! Wishing all the best for you!


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