Author of fourteen books, including eight novels, Patrick Dearen was named a finalist for the Spur Award for the best western novel from the Western Writers of America. He has also published a series of children's novels set on the Western frontier as well as six folklore and history books. Dearen received nine state and national awards in six years as a reporter for two Texas newspapers.
Dearen's book will give you a newfound respect for cowfolk as he shares the risky adventures of those who cowboyed the West from the 1870s-1930s... If you don't know much about cowboy life, the stories told in Saddling Up Anyway will shock and awe you. This book is an entertaining read. -- Meghan Saar * True West * Cowboy life is told best by those who lived it and Patrick Dearen has gathered together some of the best storytellers in the bunch. Saddle up for a wild ride. -- B. Byron Price, Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma Dearen captures the grit and valor of the American cowboy... It is a fresh and honest tribute to the original American cowboy, not the kind seen in movies and television. -- Ross McSwain * San Angelo Standard-Times *