Dave P. Fisher has spent half his lifetime as a working cowboy, rodeo rider, bronc buster, horsepacker, and guide. His adventures on the back of a horse have taken him from his youth in Oregon to the wilds of Alaska, and all through the Rocky Mountains, but he has now returned to the Pacific Northwest where the hunting is surpassed only by the fishing.
Dave began putting his cowboy knowledge and experiences into poems, and then into western novels and short stories, along with non-fiction outdoor articles. He currently has 8 novels and 3 other western related books, along with 2 CD’s of cowboy poetry published. His stories have also been included in 15 anthology collections. At over 400 published works he is internationally published, with several of his short stories winning national writing contests, and earning, to date, 8 Reader’s Choice Awards. His collection of Western short stories: Bronc Buster – Short Stories of the American West has been awarded the prestigious Will Rogers Medallion Award for Outstanding Western Fiction.
Aside from his western novels and short stories Dave's
unique and original cowboy poetry and tales tell stories of the old and new West. Many of his stories and poems offer a humorous
glimpse into the ways, manners, and tall tales of the cowboy culture
and are offered in a spirit of good clean fun. In contrast, Dave also
does some serious poems and stories reflecting on the values cowboys hold most
In addition to the above, Dave has also been a Film/TV/Theater actor and a former member of the Reno comedy improv troupe The Cutting Edge.
Latest Novel and Book Projects as of May 2013
Western Novel: Jury of Six (to be released by 5 Star Publishing February 2014)