Here the West is Weird…

After living in New Mexico for six years, Nicole fell in love and became enchanted with Dine, the Zuni, and life in the high desert of Gallup. These continue to influence her speculative work as weird westerns.


Title: Sisters of the Wild Sage: A Weird Western Collection

Released: May 2019

-One of Book Riot’s 30 Must-Read SFF Reads by Black Authors 

-One of Book Riot’s The Best of the Weird West: 8 Alternate History Westerns 

Blurb: When someone with a pistol meets someone with a magic wand, the pistol loses. From Nicole Givens Kurtz comes a collection of weird western short stories nestled in the often horrific American past and tucked into the parched future.

Here are tales of talisman, magic, and the power of ancients wielded by those strong enough to endure the harsh new frontier. These rugged individuals brought not only their belongings but their eastern beliefs with them.

They weren’t ready for the west.

Are you?

Saddle up.

Escape to a West as weird and wonderful as one might imagine.

Available in ebook and paperback

Weird Western Anthologies Nicole’s weird western stories appear: