New!   Tales of the Trails
Winner of the IWMA 2018  
Cowboy Poetry Book Of the Year

Western Writers of America
Select Marleen Bussma
for the
2018 Spur Award for Best Western Poem,
She Saddles Her Own Horse
(Find  it on POEMS page.)

2018 WWA Spur Award

The Georgie Sicking Award
is for the best poem
that depicts ranching life
in the west.
Find the poem Market Day on the POEMS page.

2017 Georgie Sicking Award

Marleen’s book, Is She Country?, is a Silver Will Rogers Medallion Award  winner for “Outstanding Achievement in the Publishing of Western Literature” and the Western Music Association's Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year for 2016.