Since the appearance of his first novel in 1976, Loren D. Estleman has written 45 books (three of those are being published this year) and hundreds of short stories and articles. Novel #45, which he has just finished, is titled The Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association and will be published by Forge Books in 1999. Also this year, he will write the thirteenth installment of the Amos Walker P.I. Series, the seventh novel in the Detroit Crime Series and no telling how many short works and proposals for more novels.
Estleman has received eight national writing awards: three Shamuses from the Private Eye Writers of America, three Golden Spurs from the Western Writers of America and two American Mystery Awards from Mystery Scene Magazine. He's also been awarded two Stirrup Awards for outstanding articles in the Western Writers of America magazine, The Roundup, and has received two Outstanding Mystery Writer of the Year awards from Popular Fiction Monthly. In 1987, the Michigan Foundation of the Arts presented him with its award for literature. In 1997, the Michigan Library Association named him the recipient of the Michigan Authorís Award.
In 1993, Estleman was Guest of Honor at the Southwest Mystery Convention in Austin, Texas. He will be Honored Guest at the upcoming Eyecon '99 (Private Eye Writers of America Convention) to be held in St. Louis. Estleman was elected vice president/president-elect of the Western Writers of America in April 1998.
He has acquired a loyal cult readership across the United States and in Europe, and his work has appeared in 23 languages.