This edition of OWC RADiO comes to you during the height of the COVID-19 virus quarantines. At times like this, we are able to spend more time with family, tackle projects around the house, cook, garden, play music or sing, check social media. Many of us are reading more and one of the most popular genres is classical Western fiction.

Host, Cirina Catania, catches up with John Moore, an award-winning journalist, popular best-selling novelist, photographer, cowboy, rancher, and minister.

Although on the surface this might be considered a departure from our “regular” programming, which is normally about tech and the creativity that drives it, this interview is about courage, perseverance, and honesty. All qualities that make us better storytellers. And since that is our end goal, we share this conversation with you.

A third-generation Montana rancher and cowboy, John’s work is noted for his authenticity and vivid descriptions of life in the Western United States.

John grew up on a cattle ranch but left it to pursue life on the road during the “hippie” era. What he learned and what he brought back shortly before his father died, resonates with millions of readers who want to know more about life.

He is a storyteller, who keeps history, tall tales and true stories of ranchers and cowboys alive.

Some of his most known books include The Breaking of Ezra Riley, The Land of Empty Houses and Looking for Lynne, which won the silver medal in the 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction.

John was recently inducted into the 2019 class of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage, a nod shared with Pulitzer Prize winner Dorothy Johnson (“A Man Called Horse”), Pulitzer Prize winner A.B. Guthrie Junior and Norman McLean (“A River Runs Through It”) among others.

It’s been a bumpy road with lots of trail dust, but the inspiration gets us off our straight and narrow. Who knows what will come in the future?

Listen in and get inspired by John’s courage, perseverance and authenticity.

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2 comments on “John Moore, American Novelist

  1. Marty Wills says:

    Thank you for having John. Moore on your show. He and his wife are truly great people and salt of the earth. What you heard in this interview is the same as if you were sitting across a table having coffee with him. Thanks again, Marty W.

    1. OWCProducer says:

      Thank you for writing, Marty! John is a very special person and I was so pleased to be able to interview him. Thank you for listening! 🙂

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