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Shortgrass Wins Will Rogers Medallion Award Gold Medal

Shortgrass has won the 2018 Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award for Inspirational Fiction. Noble author John J. Dwyer’s saga depicts an Oklahoma farm boy, OU football star, and aviator’s rousing adventures during the Dust Bowl and World War II. Dwyer and Shortgrass publisher Casey Cowan of Tiree Press received their medals before an overflow crowd at the fifteenth annual Will Rogers banquet in Fort Worth.

When announcing the judges’ decision, Will Rogers Executive Director Charles Williams described Shortgrass as “an engrossing story of a Mennonite community and a young man faced with the conflicting demands of faith, love, society, and the modern world. It is an exciting, turbulent, challenging book to match the times, with well-drawn characters, historical figures, and fast-paced action. It is just one great book.”