Reviews & Awards: Winds of Wildfire


Great news!  Winds of Wildfire-A Novel: rages with passion, sensuous intrigue and the legends of the old west.  Three-time finalist: Drama/Adventure/Literary Fiction in 2011 New Mexico Book Awards.   

If you love the west, you’ll love Winds of Wildfire.  It creates the sensual brilliance of the Southwest’s offerings: it works in the excitement of complex relationships and reignited love.

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– Wow!!!  Just announced: Winds of Wildfire is a winner in the Sharp Writ Book Awards, organized by SmartBook Lovers, a high IQ Society of Mensa people.

– Wow, again!  Books in Sync winner April 2012 Visitor’s Choice Award.  To be recognized in 2012 Summer Cold Coffee Magazine Edition.

Then back in 2008 Time of Triumph was a Finalist in the New Mexico Book Awards.  Check Chávez out here!


“Ronald Chávez writes with the pace and feel of a Michael Crichton thriller and the frankness of Walt Whitman.  The imagery of Chávez’s New Mexico is breathtakingly distinctive.”
Amazon Review 

”The rarest and most exhilarated encounter a reader can experience is to feel, if only for short moments, in touch with a writer’s mind.  To see one’s sentiments partly articulated so precisely, that our own solitude is lifted into a new understanding into a profound connection, is something found only in good writing…  Ron Chavez is one of the few writers that make me feel this way.  His prose makes me feel a kind of soul-like bond to his characters.  He deftly weaves a self-conscious, painful self-awareness, and heart-breaking shared emotions in his storytelling.  No hype.  No spin.  In his poetry he feels close.  His subjects feel closer.  It all borders on the sublime.  He will make you laugh, cry, rage and ultimately leave you with hope.”
Terry Ingram
Dayton, OH

19th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards – Category: Mainstream/Literary Fiction
On a scale of 1 to 5: Judge: 43 – Plot: 4 – Grammar: 5 – Character Development: 4 – Production quality and cover design: 4

Judge’s commentary:
What did you like best about this book?

The writing sparkles with this author’s passion for understanding the ways of the heart, and his compassion for the human experience with all of its ups and downs. The author paints a vivid portrait of each character’s journey through life; of the joys and travails of putting one’s heart on the line and making oneself vulnerable through the act of giving the heart. The author also inspires with their resiliency in healing and personal growth. The cast of characters encountered on this literary journey is, individually and collectively, certainly strong enough to carry the narrative, which prompts the reader’s interest in wanting to know what will happen next.

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    Judy Markova says

    I suppose one is left with no choice but reading your book after all the superlatives and awards bestowed upon your book and authorship 🙂
    Looking forward to reading it, seriously.

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