Host Alison Nissen had the opportunity to ask, what's a
Florida Western to 6x author Lee Gramling. When she thinks of
Westerns, she thinks cowboys in hats, barfights, and cacti come to
mind. The Florida Western has all that, but it's set in sunny
Lee Gramling is a sixth-generation
Floridian who grew up hearing tales of the Florida frontier from
his parents and grandparents. While living in Oklahoma, he
was introduced to the novels of Louis L'Amour and realized that old
Florida had all the same elements featured in "Western"
action-adventure stories: cattle drives, Indian wars,
outlaws, boom towns, saloon shoot-outs, and rugged individualists
who knew how to survive in an untamed frontier. But so far,
few writers have taken advantage of this rich environment. He
decided it was high time somebody took up the slack.
are filled with authentic historical detail, real bad guys, upright
good guys, and women who are just as strong and self-reliant as
their men. But all the action takes place in early Florida,
which was six-gun cattle country even wilder than the west!
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