On November 13, Preston Lewis, the Spur Award-winning author of more than 30 western, juvenile and historical novels on the Old West, spoke to the San Angelo Writers Club about historical research and how he uses his findings to incorporate humor into his novels of the Old West.
Preston is best known for his comic western series, The Memoirs of H.H. Lomax. Preston’s latest novel, Bluster’s Last Stand published by Wild Horse Press, won the Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award for western humor. The national award was presented in a ceremony in Fort Worth the last weekend in October. Preston holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Baylor and Ohio State, where he was a Kiplinger Fellow. He earned a second master’s degree in U.S. history at Angelo State University. Lewis is a past president of Western Writers of America and the West Texas Historical Association, which named him a fellow in 2016.
Lewis’s Bluster’s Last Stand is the fourth book in The Memoirs of H.H. Lomax series. Previous books in the series include The Demise of Billy the Kid, The Redemption of Jesse James, and Mix-Up at the O.K. Corral. The latter two were both Spur Finalists from Western Writers of America.
When he is not writing or researching, Lewis enjoys traveling and photographing historic sites of the Old West and the Civil War. For more information, visit Preston’s website.