We love the rock and roll of words, the snap of lively sentences, and the juice of powerful scenes. Writing is a way to play, to listen to the voice of the heart, to let the soul sing.
We’ve been married for one thousand and seven years and love our children and grandchildren. We’re musicians and songwriters. Meredith has worked as a music therapist and financial columnist. Win as a journalist, screenwriter, and entertainment editor. Both have been professors. And, for two decades, Win was an active mountain climber, venturing even to the Himalayas. He is also a pipe carrier.
Roll the Credits:
Writing: Thirty-six books published by NY houses including mysteries, fantasies, historicals, and non-fiction. Ten screenplays bought by CBS, NBC, and Oscar-winning producers. Four years a movie and drama critic for the big LA newspapers. Numerous magazine articles. Thousands of pages of travel writing on the internet and for guide books and magazines.
Editing: Editor at Macmillan, acquiring and developing mysteries and historicals. Freelance editing.
Teaching: Visiting professors at Oklahoma University. Workshops, especially in enhancing creativity and in the business of professional writing.
Travel: Two Magellan gold medals for the best travel site on the web, and one silver medal. First prize from Talk of the Town for the best web site on any subject on the web.
Mysteries: Three received starred reviews in all trades, and two were chosen by Library Journal as one of the top five mysteries of the year.
Fantasies: ‘Shadows in the Cave’ chosen by Booklist as one of the best five fantasies of the year (written under the name Caleb Fox). ‘RavenShadow’ was a fantasy finalist for the Tolkien Award given by the Mythopoeic Society.
Historicals: Win’s ‘Stone Song’ was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He’s also won two Spur awards, one Mountains and Plains Association award for best fiction.
Non-Fiction: Stirrup Award for best article.
Win was named winner of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in writing literature of the West, was selected for the Western Writers Hall of Fame, twice named ‘Writer of the Year’ by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers,and winning two Spur Awards for Novel of the West