Nebraska Authors

Ron Scheer

Died 2015-04-11

The author described himself as "farm-raised in the Platte River valley of central Nebraska." He was a scholar of American literature whose primary interest was the frontier West in history, myth, film and popular fiction. He has also written young adult novels. A major work was his two volume "How the West Was Written" consisting of How the West Was Written: Frontier Fiction, 1880-1906, 2014 (Volume 1) and How the West Was Written: Frontier Fiction: 1907-1915, 2015 (Volume 2). He was also an avid blogger at his "Buddies in the Saddle" blog.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literary Scholarship; American West--Literary History; Bloggers; Advertising


MA and Ph.D at the University of California, Los Angeles


Advertising Executive

Places Worked

Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA (1969-1983)
Siegel and Gale advertising agency, New York, NY
University of Southern California, Los Angeles (2000-2012)


How the West Was Written: Frontier Fiction, 1880-1906., 2014 (Volume 1).
How the West Was Written: Frontier Fiction: 1907-1915., 2015 (Volume 2).
Miles to Lost Dog Creek. 2015.
The Forager. 2014.

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