We salute 10 great Wyoming writers on National Author’s Day. All of these different writers make up one great list of serious talent, in no particular order of talent. Ranking them would be well above my pay grade, but November 1 is the day to thank them for countless hours of great reading.

C.J. Box – Casper, WY  (the popular Joe Pickett series)

Mackie D’Arge – Crowheart, WY 

("Lifting the Sky")

William Missouri Downs – Laramie, WY (Now a popular professor at UW)

Alyson Hagy – Laramie, WY  ("Ghosts of Wyoming" "Boleto" & "Taste of Wyomig")

Craig Johnson - Ucross, WY  (13 Longmire novels)

Carolynn Lampman (Wrote the “Cheyenne Trilogy” and many other romance stories)

Annie Proulx – Saratoga, WY  (Wrote “Brokeback Mountain”)

Brad Watson – Laramie, WY (Creative writing Professor at UW)

Owen Wister – ("The Virginian" & "American Civil War")  Wister lived in and out of Wyo his whole adult life 1860 - 1938

Reid Rosenthal  (Douglas rancher & romance novelist.)