Famous People from Midland County Texas
in Sterling City
May 1, 1951, Patrick Dearen currently resides in Midland,
Texas. He won nine national and state awards as a reporter for
two daily newspapers, including the San Angelo Standard-Times
and the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
Dearen is an authority on the tenets of
old-time cowboy life in West Texas and has written twenty three
books on the subject. Dearen was named the runner-up in 2013 for the
Will Rogers Medallion from the Academy of Western Artists for his
novel To Hell or the Pecos. He has also been honored for his work by
the Western Writers of America, the San Antonio Conservation
Society, and the Permian Historical Association.
In 2015, another Dearen novel, The Big Drift was named the
winner of the Elmer Kelton Fiction Book of the Year by the Academy
of Western Artists. On May,2017 Western Fictioneers announced his
novel "Dead Man's Boot" is a finalist for the 2017 Peacemaker
Award for best western novel. The Peacemaker is one of the
top national awards for western writing. His novel "The Big Drift"
won the Peacemaker Award in 2015. Dead Man's Boot is based on
the legend of the Lost Sublett Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains of
Texas and New Mexico.
Patrick Dearen on Facebook