Dave P. Fisher                        
Author & Western Humorist

Double Diamond Books                      
  
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Dave's Resume


LIVE PERFORMANCES

Crossroads Cowboy Poetry Gathering - VanHorn, Texas

Cowboys Can Be Funny Too, Headliner – Gold Hill, Nevada

In The Barn Series, Featured Performer – Glenrock, Wyoming

Truckee Rodeo - Truckee, California

Lingo of Our Calling, Featured Performer – Sparks, Nevada

Lingo of Our Calling, Guest Speaker on Cowboys & Cowboy Poetry – Sparks, Nevada

Ranchers Roundup – Dayton, Nevada

Douglas County Forecast 2009, Featured Performer – Minden, Nevada

Nevada Reflections Cowboy Concert, Featured Performer – Dayton, Nevada

Reno Rodeo Foundation Cowboy Poetry Contest Finals – Reno, Nevada

Diamond Mountain Hotel/Casino, Headliner – Susanville, California

Reno Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, Performer – Reno, Nevada

Ghost Mountain Ranch, Headliner – Pollock Pines, California

Elk’s Cowboy Poetry Show, Headliner – Grass Valley, California

Mountain View School, Guest Speaker – Reno, Nevada

Supper Club Zulu, Headliner- Reno, Nevada

Family Counseling Service Benefit, Headliner - Reno, Nevada

A Gathering of Cowboy Poets, Performer - Chadron, Nebraska

Korean War Veterans Convention, Headliner - Reno, Nevada

Vinton Cowboy Poetry Show, Headliner – Vinton, California

Reno Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Open Mic Participant – Reno, Nevada

Wild Horse Sanctuary Benefit, Featured Performer - Shingletown, California

Summer Sagebrush Cowboy Poetry, Bowers Mansion - Washoe Valley, Nevada

American Arts Festival, Featured Storyteller - Reno, Nevada

Oodles of Noodles Festival – Featured Performer - Dayton, Nevada

Rhymin’ Rodeer, Open Mic Participant – Minden, Nevada

Emerald Valley Opry, Headliner – Eugene, Oregon

Nevada County Poetry Series – Cowboy Poetry Night, Headliner - Grass Valley, California

Sierra Arts Foundation “Sierra Stars” donors’ dinner, Featured Performer –Reno, Nevada

Bolos and Blue Jeans at the Wild Horse and Burro Expo, Featured Performer – Reno, Nevada

Reno Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Open Mic Participant – Reno, Nevada

American Arts Festival, Featured Storyteller – Reno, Nevada

Stories by the River Storytelling Festival, Featured Storyteller – Reno, Nevada  

Piper’s Opera House, Featured Performer – Virginia City, Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno, Full Circle Group Breakfast Guest Speaker

 

AWARDS

2014 Will Rogers Medallion Award - Gold Medal - for Best Western Novel - Jury of Six

2013 Will Rogers Medallion Award Winner for Western Humor for:  The Auction Horse

3rd Place, Art Affair Western Short Story Contest - There Stands a Man

2nd Place,  Art Affair Western Short Story Contest - Crow Scout

3rd Place, Art Affair Western Short Story Contest - Mrs. Reynolds

Honorable Mention,  Art Affair Western Short Story Contest - Montana Jack

2nd Place, Permian Basin Texas Cowboy Poetry Contest - Come ‘A Ridin’

3rd Place, Art Affair Western Short Story Contest - Lone Rider

Finalist, Reno Rhythm & Rawhide Cowboy Poetry Contest - Come ‘A Ridin’

Will Rogers Medallion Award for Outstanding Western Fiction for:

                          Bronc Buster – Short Stories of the American West

9 Readers Choice Awards for short stories

2nd Place, The Storyteller Magazine’s Short Story Contest,  The Story


TELEVISION, RADIO, & WEB

Co-Host for the Glenrock Bird broadcast - Glenrock, Wyoming

Featured Writer,  Author Author  TV Show (one episode) – SNCAT TV – Reno, NV 

Featured Author of the Month,  Rain Tiger Online Magazine   RainTiger.com

Rhythm & Rawhide Cowboy Poetry Promotion,  KHTX Radio – Reno, NV

Cowboy Poetry segments on KOLO Channel-8’s Daybreak Show – Reno, NV

Tall Tale Tellers, one TV episode for Nevada Storytellers Network, Reno, NV

 “Keepin’ It Cowboy”  Radio Program by Jo Hargrave , guest

Jim Thompson performed two of Dave’s  poems (Western Myth, Thanksgiving Grace) on his radio show Live with Jim Thompson, on National Public Radio

 

COMMISSIONS:

“The Grand Lady” created/performed, Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City, NV

 

PUBLICATIONS –Books and CDs


CDs:

      Snakebit – humorous cowboy poetry, Double Diamond Books, Sparks, Nevada

      They Still Do That (companion to the book), Double Diamond Books, Sparks, Nevada




Western-Adventure
Novels:


    The Poudre Canyon Saga - from Double Diamond Books, Washington


              Book 1 - Where No Man Rules
          Book 2 - The Last Buffalo Days
          Book 3 - Only One End


Individual Western Titles
         

           
          The Turning of Copper Creek, Double Diamond Books, Washington 
          Zak Doolin's Gold, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Jury of Six, 5 Star Publishing, Maine
          The Outlaw Hunter, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Justice Owed, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Spit in the Devil's Eye, Solstice Publishing
          Ride With Enmity, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          When Dusk Falls, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Buck the Tiger, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          MACLEOD, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Good Men Stand, Double Diamond Books, Washington

         Short Story Collections 

        Beaver Valley
(short story collection), Double Diamond Books, Washington

           Bronc Buster, Double Diamond Books, Washington

           Real Cowboy Stuff (Jack and Cleve, cowboy humor), Double Diamond Books, Washington

          They Still Do That ( cowboy poetry), Double Diamond Books, Washington

Northwest Suspense Novels

          Cold Blows the Tundra Wind, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Code of the Bush, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Mark of the Killer, Double Diamond Books, Washington
          Yaquina Covenant, Double Diamond Books
          Run Down the Sun, Double Diamond Books

      



Anthologies Published in

   The Nevada County Poetry Series Anthology

   Wind Sand Sky - Texana Poetry Anthology

   Writing on the Walls Anthology

   Rodeo Country

   Taj Mahal Review

   Trails West
Cowboy Christmas

   PULP! (5 editions)
Rope and Wire Westerns (2 editions)
American West Anthology Series (Outlaws and Lawmen)
American West Anthology Series (Dead or Alive)
American West Anthology Series (Broken Promises)


Over 500 fiction and non-fiction works and cowboy poems have appeared in a variety of international publications including The Storyteller, the Taj Majal Review, Rope and Wire,  Open Range, I Love My Truck, The Nevada County Poetry Series Anthology, and Writing on the Walls, in addition to many private newsletters and websites, etc.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Over 40 years working and living as a horseman and outdoorsman, including rodeo and ranch work, shoeing, packing, guiding, and teaching skills.  Worked from the bush of Alaska throughout the west including Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.  Western historical researcher.  Professional fly tyer.

 

 

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