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Author photo. Credit:Larry D. Moore, 2007 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas

Credit:Larry D. Moore, 2007 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas

Elmer Kelton (1926–2009)

Author of The Time It Never Rained

Includes the names: Kelton-E, Tom Early, Elmer Kelton, Elmer Kelton, Elmer Kelton (Lee McElroy)

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Elmer Kelton was born on April 29, 1926 in west Texas. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and served in Europe during World War II. He worked as a livestock and farm writer for The San Angelo Standard-Times and later as an editor for the specialized publications Sheep and Goat Raiser magazine and Livestock Weekly while writing part-time. He wrote more than 60 books which earned him numerous awards and recognitions. He won the Spur award from Western Writers of America six times for his titles Buffalo Wagons, The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, Eye of the Hawk, Slaughter, and The Far Canyon. Four of his titles have won the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City. In addition, he received the Barbara McCombs/Lon Tinkle Award and the Levi Strauss Golden Saddleman Award from the Western Writers of America. His title The Good Old Boys was made into a television movie in 1995. Kelton also wrote under the pseudonyms Alex Hawk, Lee McElroy and Tom Early. He died on August 22, 2009 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Time It Never Rained
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The Time It Never Rained 259 copies, 8 reviews
The Good Old Boys 145 copies, 2 reviews
The Day the Cowboys Quit 128 copies, 2 reviews
The Buckskin Line 99 copies, 2 reviews
Sons of Texas 90 copies, 1 review
The Way of the Coyote 86 copies, 1 review
Jericho's Road 82 copies, 2 reviews
Badger Boy 82 copies, 1 review
The Pumpkin Rollers 78 copies, 1 review
Stand Proud 76 copies, 1 review
The Smiling Country 74 copies, 4 reviews
The Wolf and the Buffalo 71 copies, 1 review
The Rebels 70 copies, 1 review
Ranger's Trail 69 copies, 1 review
Buffalo Wagons 65 copies
Texas Vendetta 63 copies, 1 review
Cloudy in the West 63 copies, 3 reviews
The Raiders 62 copies
Other Men's Horses 62 copies, 1 review
Texas Rifles 62 copies, 1 review
Many a River 58 copies, 2 reviews
Eyes of the Hawk 46 copies, 1 review
Llano River 45 copies, 4 reviews
Hot Iron 45 copies
The Far Canyon 45 copies, 1 review
Bitter Trail 41 copies
Hanging Judge 41 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Thicket 40 copies
Pecos Crossing 38 copies
Slaughter 38 copies
Barbed Wire 35 copies, 1 review
Joe Pepper (Tales of Texas) 35 copies, 1 review
Shadow of a Star 33 copies, 1 review
Texas Standoff 32 copies, 1 review
Massacre at Goliad 30 copies, 2 reviews
Bowie's Mine (Buckalew Family) 27 copies, 1 review
Manhunters 26 copies
Donovan 25 copies
Shotgun 22 copies
Christmas at the Ranch 18 copies, 1 review
Wagon Tongue 15 copies
The Big Brand 14 copies
The Proud 11 copies
Aspect of winter 11 copies, 1 review
Hard Ride 10 copies
The Bold 9 copies
The Defiant 2 copies
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