Boling, Fredrick W. 1926-

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BOLING, Fredrick W. 1926-

PERSONAL:

Born November 11, 1926, in Edmond, OK; son of Fred (a rancher and farmer) and Florence (Hargrave) Boling; married Wilma Cave (a social worker), June 4, 1950; children: Paul, Amy Boling-Blassingame, David, Mark. Education: Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, A.A., 1947; attended University of Central Oklahoma, 1947-48; University of Health Sciences, D.O., 1952. Politics: Independent. Religion: Lutheran.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Bighorn Publishing, 35 La Canada Way, Hot Springs, AR 71909. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Physician and writer. Practiced surgery in Wyoming for nine years.

MEMBER:

American Academy of Surgeon Specialists (fellow), American Medical Association, Western Writers of America.

WRITINGS:

Incident at Crazy Woman Creek (historical Western novel), Bighorn Publishing (Hot Springs, AR), 2002.

Ridden Hard—Put Up Wet (Western short stories), Bighorn Publishing (Hot Springs, AR), 2002.

Wakan Man (historical Western novel), Bighorn Publishing (Hot Springs, AR), 2002.

Contributor to magazines, including American Western and ReadWest Western.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

No Lesser Measure, a historical novel with a Civil War setting in Gettysburg, PA.

SIDELIGHTS:

Fredrick W. Boling told CA: "I am a third-generation descendant of pioneers who homesteaded farms and ranches during the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush. I have written historical Western novels, short stories, and magazine articles. I practiced general surgery in Wyoming for nine years, during which time I became a dedicated student of the state's historical background. My writings reflect my love for the rich heritage of our great American West."