I am extremely proud to announce that the Western Writers of America has chosen my Short Story, The Medicine Robe, as their 2019 Spur Award Winner in the Short Fiction category.

The Medicine Robe appeared in the anthology "Contention and Other Frontier Stories," published by Five Star Publishing.

Wrangler Award

February 18, 2015

Michael Zimmer's The Poacher's Daughter has been awarded the prestigious Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, in Oklahoma City. The Wrangler honors "the best in film, literature, and music." Past recipients have included Larry McMurtry, Thomas Berger, James Michener, Edward Abbey, Barbara Kingsolver and Cormac McCarthy.

Wrangler Award

It was a pleasure to be presented my Wrangler by Melinda Wayne Munoz (John Wayne's daughter) and Wyatt McCrea (Joel McCrea's grandson). Both were very gracious, before and after the ceremony.

Wrangler Award

Masters of Ceremony, Patrick and Ethan Wayne.

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