John D. Nesbitt

John D. Nesbitt

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John D. Nesbitt lives in the plains country of Wyoming, where he teaches English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College. His literary articles, book reviews, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. In western fiction, his area of main emphasis, he has had six short story collections, two contemporary western novels, and more than fifteen traditional western novels published in various hardbound, large print, audio, and mass market paperback editions. He has also written textbooks and course manuals for his courses as well as a Boise State Western Writers Series booklet on Robert Roripaugh. Nesbitt has won numerous prizes and awards for his work, including two awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society (for fiction), two awards from Wyoming Writers for encouragement of other writers and service to the organization, two Wyoming Arts Council literary fellowships (one for fiction, one for non-fiction), and a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist Award for Best Original Mass Market Paperback (for Raven Springs).


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Praise for John D Nesbitt

Once again Nesbitt tells a complicated story with the kind of complex characterization for which he is best known.

Roundup Magazine (For the Norden Boys)

For the Norden Boys rings as true as a triangle around the chuckwagon at suppertime.

True West (For the Norden Boys)

Black Hat Butte has stronger characterization than is found in the average traditional Western, but then John Nesbitt isn’t an average writer.

Roundup Magazine

John Nesbitt knows working cowboys and ranch life well enough for you to chew the dirt with his characters as this tale unfolds.

True West

Nesbitt creates characters so real, you can hear them talk if you close your eyes.

Roundup Magazine

Nesbitt is a true artist.

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