There's a new book in town. As some of you may know, Baen has put out a three book series of Weird Western anthologies entitled Straight Outta Tombstone, Straight Outta Deadwood and Straight Outta Dodge City. They are edited by Denver author David Boop. I just got my copy of Dodge City. As of this entry I have not finished it. But, the foreword certainly caught my attention since I am mentioned in it. This is the final paragraph of that foreword.
To David B. Riley and David Lee Summers:
I owe you both so much for leading me through the world of weird westerns. You've had patience with me as I've struggled to get the story right. You've supported me as an author and as a person. We've laughed together and grieved together. Your faith in me is why there are three volumes of weird western tales. You are great writers, editors, mentors, and friends.
I dedicate this anthology to you.
Wow. Frankly, I did not expect that. As I said the other day about the fan mail, compliments are nice. Recognition is nice. But I have never had a book dedicated to me. Wow.