|Amazon Short ''Comanche Moon'' Wins Prestigious Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Western Short Fiction|
Another Amazon Short, "Aldy Neal's Ghost," named as one of two finalists in the same category
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 27, 2007--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that "Comanche Moon," a short-form literary piece from the Amazon Shorts collection, won the esteemed Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Western Short Fiction. The Spur Awards, given annually for distinguished writing about the American West, are among the oldest and one of the most prestigious in American literature. Previous winners of the Spur Award include luminaries such as Larry McMurtry, Louis L'Amour, Tony Hillerman, Stephen Ambrose, Richard Matheson, and Elmer Kelton. Written by Dusty Richards and published in May 2006, "Comanche Moon" is a rich historical tale about the early days of the Texas Rangers and their courage and sacrifice on a dangerous frontier. Additionally, "Aldy Neal's Ghost" by C.K. Crigger was nominated as one of two finalists in the same category.
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"Comanche Moon" can be downloaded here: www.amazon.com/dp/B000FP2WDI and you can find "Aldy Neal's Ghost" here: www.amazon.com/dp/B000F9RJGO.
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