"New American Western" Is the winner in The Western Category for the 2019 I.P.A (Independent Press Award) in New York.
Sit back and poke at the fire while these cowboys and miners re-tell their stories of cagey women, crazy situations, and tricky encounters with all of the characters of the Old West that made it what it was: Wild.
New American Western is the new frontier in Western story telling, and creates its own standard with stories that are woven with a personal perspective. It's not about women needing to be rescued, or damsels falling in love with their Indian captors. The women in the New American stories don't need help ,but they do need to be approached with apprehension.
The women are dangerous, and the men that were fortunate enough to live another day have a few stories tell.
Drinking, fighting and dancing. It's all in here.
Ride safe cowboy.
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"Carried Away" is in the Top 5 in the category of Christian Romance, and it's also the third most downloaded book in Fiction (Young Adult/Teen-Chic-Lit), so it has gained appeal in two different categories which isn't an easy task for any story.
The short summary for "Carried Away":
Every rebel has a cause, and Carrie's is to escape her strict religious upbringing. She runs away after her eighteenth birthday to chase her dream of being a famous actress, but she eventually learns that her dreams collide with reality and she's left with only one decision: to return to the life she ran away from.
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The following stories have achieved a significant portion of the Young Adult/Teen Chic-Lit Category on Smashwords:
"Nymphos and Maniacs" #1
"When You Fall in Love With Nastassja Kinski"- #9
Four of the top ten downloads are stories I have written, and within the top 15 seven of the most downloaded titles are ones I have written in that category. Each story has a uniquely different from the others, so to achieve such a high success rate with writing different stories is quite an accomplishment and tell me that a lot of people apparently enjoy the variations as opposed to reading one book that's part of a continuous series that feature the same situations and characters.
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The Award winning script landed in the Top Ten in Australia's well respected Colortape International Film festival. The script, which is featured on page six in the magazine highlights the components of the script which has made it so popular and unique.
Colortape magazine is distributed to filmmakers in Australia as well as Internationally which is invaluable to increasing the script's presence and ability to draw attention to one of the greatest and intriguing aviation mysteries that continues to capture peoples interest around the world.
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Some of the most downloaded and highly rated short stories on Smashwords are mine. Below are a few of the stories that readers have been downloading and reviewing with 5 stars. (Keep in mind that the stories are written under my Pen name: Von Kambro.)
You can click on the following link to be taken directly to the Short Story section and then look at the "Most Downloaded" and "Highly Rated" categories to see and read the stories that are featured below.
"Tumbleweeds" was selected by the editors of Frontier Tales Magazine which features only the best Western authors.
They are very selective about what they publish and have very strict submission guidelines. "Tumbleweeds" is part of the New American Western collection of short stories that often feature women as the lead character. This particular story is about a woman that catches the attention of a cowboy, but she isn't very receptive and has ignored every single man that has approached her in the wild and loud saloon they're in. The cowboy walks outside to think about what's going on with this solitary woman. It's not to long after that when he faces temptation from the very woman that didn't seem the least bit interested in anyone. This is the second time a story from "New American Western" has been chosen to be in a magazine that features Western authors. The first story was "No.3" which was featured in The Bullpen section on Rope and Wire.com
links are provided for the two stories:
A comedy about a husband and wife (Herb and Angela) that go out for dinner, but when the doldrums of marriage seep in and Angela begins to daydream about an Astronaut that passes by them in his exotic space car, she sees what her life may have been like compared to the one she has with Herb. This is the second nomination for this script. "You'd Prefer An Astronaut also was a Semi-Finalist at the Los Angeles CineFest in 2017
New American Western- Which is a collection of short stories, has earned it's first major award in Los Angeles.
This is the first edition of the popular collection of stories, and is currently being published by Outlaws Publishing in Texas.
Each story gives the curious, (and daring) reader an experience that introduces cantankerous men and sultry women which contributed to giving the reputation the Old West has never lived down:
The drinking, dancing and gun-slinging lifestyle often encountered in a different era is given a new twist by introducing female characters that aren't simple objects of a man's desire, need to be rescued, chase after bare chested cowboys, or seeking romance with Indians.
The writing accomplishes two things simultaneously: 'Unique and Inventive' because each story has different characters and situations. The way the stories are told give the reader an opportunity to experience the situations from a personal point of view
The feature length script about Amelia Earhart's disappearance has earned one of the most coveted awards in Europe: Best Unproduced Script. This achievement was announced during Film Fest International in Madrid, Spain (on July 16th, 2017) Having this distinction gives the script a marketable presence before being turned into a full length movie.
The following link can be used to view the announcement:
"Finding Amelia" has earned numerous awards in the U.S., Europe, Australia and South America due to it's unique approach in telling Amelia Earhart's story by using an in-paralleled method to highlight key elements in her life that are woven together with poetic, colorful scene descriptions and uses a personal point of view to let the story unfold with an influential premise.
There is a short story available (for free) that uses the same style and premise that is gaining more awareness of what may have happened to her. It can be found here:
With this latest recognition, it should be only a matter of time before the script can be produced and turned into a compelling, and engaging movie that would capture the imagination of audiences worldwide with it's artfully developed passages, and deeply poignant conversations between Amelia Earhart and the one person that found her, but never told where she was.