S.L. Matthews grew up in the past, participating in 18th and 19th century living history encampments since the age of three. At thirteen, S.L. was taught to weave, and produced period rifle and accoutrement straps for reenactors, museums, movies and television worldwide. Successful as the woven work was, writing was a long-lost dream rediscovered. The tales told in those darkened fields, illuminated by firelight, fuel the desire to write historical fiction. They are the breath of characters come to life through shadows of the past.
A collection of twenty-nine tales of the Old West featuring previously unpublished stories by such classic Western writers as James Reasoner, Douglas Hirt, McKendree Long, and Michael R. Ritt, and many more. Western Fictioneers is the only writers’ organization devoted solely to traditional Western fiction, and this huge collection will take readers on a action-packed ride.