Patrick Dearen




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Patrick Dearen

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The author of 22 books and winner of the Spur Award of Western Writers of America, Patrick Dearen was born in 1951 and grew up in the small West Texas town of Sterling City. He earned a bachelor of journalism from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and received nine national and state awards as a reporter for two West Texas daily newspapers.

An authority on the Pecos and Devils rivers of Texas, Dearen also has gained recognition for his knowledge of old-time cowboy life. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he preserved the firsthand accounts of 76 men who cowboyed before 1932. These interviews, along with decades of archival study, have enriched Dearen’s twelve novels and led to nine nonfiction books. His new nonfiction work is "Bitter
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Average rating: 3.59 · 61 ratings · 12 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
The Big Drift

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Crossing Rio Pecos

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Saddling Up Anyway: The Dan...

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Castle Gap and the Pecos Fr...

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Lone Star Lost: Buried Trea...

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Perseverance

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The Last of the Old-Time Co...

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To Hell or the Pecos, a novel

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Starflight to Faroul

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A Cowboy of the Pecos

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This is release day for "Bitter Waters: The Struggles of the Pecos River," the first environmental history of the stream.

My 22nd book, "Bitter Waters" explores man's influence on the Pecos from 1583 to today throughout its 926 miles -- from its headwaters near Santa Fe, NM to its confluence with the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border.
I also examine the river's many issues, including low flow... Read more of this blog post »
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Winner, 2015 Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel (and Spur Award for Best First Novel as well). That says it all.
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" My early sci-fi novel, "Starflight to Faroul," was originally published in 1980 by Tower Books of New York. I've now completely revised this novel, an ...more "
" "Starflight to Destiny," the first book in my new Starflight series, will be reissued in all ebook formats December 2, 2013. (http://www.smashwords.co ...more "
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26346 History: Actual, Fictional and Legendary — 994 members — last activity Aug 27, 2016 06:51AM
This group is for anyone whose interest in History goes beyond textbooks. While I enjoy reading books that cover actual events and actual people, I al ...more
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A group for enthusiasts and general fans of the Western genre. Here we can discuss the old classics or new favorites. As long as it's Western, chime i ...more
25x33 Spur Award-winning Novels — 2 members — last activity Mar 14, 2015 12:36PM
Since 1953, Western Writers of America has selected about 140 novels for its prestigious Spur Award. (Additional Spurs have been presented for juvenil ...more



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