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Art I love – western author George Wilhite

In August 2013, I participated in a Western Mysteries panel at When Words Collide in Calgary, Alberta. As part of that panel, I compiled a bibliography of western mystery writers.

A couple of weeks ago I got an e-mail from a charming man, George Wilhite, one of the authors listed in that bibliography. It turns out there are TWO George Wilhites and I’d mixed up who wrote which books. My sincere apologies to both of them.

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The western writer is Chair of the English Department at Texas State Technical College-Waco and the author of The Texas Rodeo Murder, rodeo/western short stories, and a textbook called Reading & Writing: Plain and Simple. He’s also interested in historical novels, one about the cowboy strike at Madison Square Garden in 1936, which I think is fascinating because I had no idea that cowboys had gone on strike.

You can check out George’s writing at