Poet, novelist, historian, biographer, journalist, essayist, reviewer, screenwriter—Rod Miller is a versatile writer. His work appears in books and magazines, anthologies and collections, online and on the screen. From poems to stories to articles to opinion, he writes in a variety of styles for various media. His subject matter is the American West, and he writes about its people and its places, its past and its present.
Rod Miller has won the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America four times. Rawhide Robinson Rides the Range: True Adventures of Bravery and Daring in the Wild West won the 2015 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Novel; the poem “Tabula Rasa,” featured in his book Things a Cowboy Sees and Other Poems, won the Best Western Poem Spur Award; Rod won the Spur Award for Best Short Western Fiction for “The Death of Delgado,” originally published in the anthology The Traditional West and now featured in the collection The Death of Delgado and Other Stories, and again for the story "Lost and Found," published in Saddlebag Dispatches magazine. He has also been a Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Poem on two occasions, for Best Western Short Story, and Best Western Juvenile Novel for Rawhide Robinson Rides the Tabby Trail: The True Tale of a Wild West CATastrophe, which also won the 2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award.
Read more about these award-winning books, and the rest of Rod’s work, here on writerRodMiller.com, and keep up with his comings and goings and ramblings and ruminations at writerRodMiller.blogspot.com
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