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John Layne

John is an international, multi-award-winning Author of Western Fiction. He is also an award-winning screenwriter and actor, recently appearing in 1883 A Yellowstone Origin Story and the film A Dark Destiny.

​His professional writing career began in the sports industry, where he penned articles for national magazines and served as an editor for online publications.

His adoration for Western films and novels began early and expanded over the years. His theatrical inspirations include actors John Wayne, James Stewart, and Clint Eastwood, including directors John Ford, Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, and Andrew McLaglen. He drew literary muse from Louis L’Amour, Robert B. Parker, C. J. Box, and Lee Child. His passion for history and the classic western genre inspired him to write short stories and three novels about the Old West, along with his first feature film screenplay adapted from his second novel, Red River Reunion. All are classic westerns set in 1870s Texas.​

John is an avid sports fan and horse enthusiast. He is a member of; The Authors Guild, Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, Wyoming Writers Inc., and the Oklahoma Writers Federation.

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