From Bill Crider’s blog:
Longtime Western writer and WWA
member James Reasoner and wife Livia lost their house and studio, and
all their belongings, in a fire earlier this week. They’re OK, as are
their dogs and children, but got out with only their clothes they were
wearing. Books, pulps, comics, everything else, gone. "This is totally
overwhelming," James says.
To help the family, Western Writers
of America and Kensington Books have agreed to make sizable
contributions and ask anyone who would also like to contribute to send
cash donations to the WWA Executive Director’s office in Albuquerque,
N.M. Make the check out to Western Writers of America and put in the
memo that the money is for the James Reasoner Emergency Fund.
Checks should be mailed to:
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Since James and Livia also lost their sizable library, donations are
also being sought to help restock their bookcases whenever they have a
new home. Kim Lionetti, Livia’s agent at BookEnds, has generously
agreed to accept any BOOK donations and keep them until the Reasoners
have a place to put them. Books should be sent to:
136 Long Hill Road
Gillette, NJ 07933
2 thoughts on “James Reasoner Update”
I just sent James a box of books, including a few of his own and westerns by Frederick Manfred, H.A. DeRosso, Harry Whittington, and Richard Wheeler, among others. I also sent him some other assorted mysteries.
Good for you, Lee. I also sent a box of early western paperbacks by such as Clifton Adams, W. R. Burnett, Oakley Hall, Chad Oliver, Wade Everett, Nelson Nye and Elmer Kelton, and will send more. A writer needs to be immersed in his field, and not be staring at bare walls.