Phil Mills, Jr.









Foreground Photo
Unnamed Lake
Challis National Forest
Lemhi County, ID
Photo by Phil Mills, Jr.


Background Photo
Lemhi Mountain Range
South of Leadore, ID
Photo by Phil Mills, Jr.

2010 Spur Award Finalist, Western Writers of America

for the Audiobook… “Where a Good Wind Blows


“Since 1953 the WWA Spur Awards have honored the best in Western fiction, non-fiction, and film scripting. We are honored to add you to this list of the most distinguished Western writers of the last half-century.


“Congratulations on this recognition of your outstanding achievement as a writer.”


Jim Ersfeld

Spur Awards Chairman

Monty McCord and Phil Mills, Jr.

Spur Award Finalists 2010 Best Western Audiobook, Western Writers of America

WWA 2010 Convention, Knoxville, TN



“Nail-biting action from beginning to end. Lovable as well as evil characters who come alive. Phil Mills captures the quest to live one’s life on one’s own terms. A true western at its finest.”

    Melody Groves, author of The Colton Brothers Saga


“I give Phil Mills a tip of the old Stetson. He knows how to spin a good yarn. I forgot whose novel I was reading, and felt like I was reading Zane Grey.”

    Major Mitchell, author of The Dona and Mokelumne Gold


“Phil Mills Jr. has mastered the art of telling a story with just enough twists and turns to keep the reader’s interest. My biggest disappointment was coming to the end. I look forward to seeing where Phil’s next good wind blows.”

    Cowboy Mike Searles