and The Lady
Chasing Sunsets, LLC has optioned Dusty Richards’ 150th novel, The Mustanger and the Lady, released on January 22, 2016. They will be adapting a feature length film based on the novel. Development of the film project has already begun!
“I look forward to working with Chasing Sunsets, LLC on several future projects! This is a dream come true for a cowboy like me.”- Dusty Richards
About the Author
If there was a Saturday matinee, Dusty was there with Hoppy, Roy and Gene. He went to a roundup at seven-years-old, sat on a real horse, and watched the cowboys brand calves on the Peterson Ranch in Othello, Washington. When his family moved to Arizona from the Midwest when he was thirteen, he knew he’d gone to heaven. A horse of his own, ranches to work on, rodeos to ride in—Dusty’s mother worried all his growing up years he’d turn out to be some old cowboy bum. He read every western book on the library shelves. He sat on the stoop of Zane Grey’s cabin on Mrs. Winter’s ranch, looked out over the “muggie-own” rim, and promised the writer’s ghost his book would join Grey’s someday on the rack.
After graduating from Arizona State University in 1960, he came to Northwest Arkansas, ranched, auctioneered, announced rodeo, worked thirty-two years for Tyson Food in management, anchored TV news, and struggled to get a book of his own sold. Over one hundred books have been published under his own name and pseudonyms. That does not count his five dozen plus short stories and hundreds of articles and columns. In 1992, his first novel, Noble’s Way, was published. In 2003, his novel, The Natural, won the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Fiction Book of the Year Award. In 2004, The Abilene Trail won the same award.
Dusty and his wife, Pat, reside next to Beaver Lake east of Springdale, Arkansas—whenever they aren’t off at speaking engagements or writing conferences, announcing rodeos or chuckwagon racing, or researching for western novels, that is. He and his wife have two wonderful daughters, Ann and Rhonda, two great sons-in-law, and four super grandkids. If he can steal time to do it, Dusty likes to fish for trout on the White River in Arkansas.