C. Courtney Joyner

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C. Courtney Joyner
OccupationAuthor, Director, Journalist

C. Coutney Joyner is an American author, film script writer, director and an occasional actor. He is also the cousin of actress Allison Mackie.


Among the books he has written are Shotgun a western set in the 1880s,[1] Six Guns and Sleigh Bells and Two Bit Kill. He is a regular column writer for True West Magazine and he regularly contributes to The Round-up, a Western Writers of America’s monthly magazine. He has twice been nominated for the Peacemaker for Best Short Story.[2] At one of the Western Writers of America conferences, chairman Paul Andrew Hutton and Johnny Boggs presented Joyner with an award for "Outstanding Service to Western Writers of America".[3]



  • The Westerners: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Writers (2009)[4]
  • Hell Comes To Hollywood: An Anthology of Short Horror Fiction Set in Tinseltown (2012, contributor)
  • The Peacemakers, volume 3 (2013, contributor)
  • The Peacemakers, volume 4 (2013, contributor)
  • Shotgun (2013)
  • Shotgun: The Bleeding Ground (2016)
  • Nemo Rising (2017)

Short Stories[5][edit]

  • "Bloodhound" (in A Fistful of Legends, 2009)
  • "Two-Bit Kill" (in The Law of the Gun, 2010). Nominated, Best Short Story of the Year 2010, Western Fictioneers
  • "Universal Killer" (in Beat to a Pulp, Vol. 2, 2012)

Graphic Novels and Comics[5][edit]

  • The Saga of Billy the Kid (2012)
  • "I Kill the Dead" (in Wicked West 2: Abomination, 2007)


Audio commentary[edit]

As actor[edit]

  • Murphy's Law (1986, as Bar Patron)
  • The Flesh Merchant (1993, as Chick)
  • Iron Thunder (1998, as Mark)
  • Dead Time Tales (1998, as 3rd DiCaprio Hitman)
  • A Friendly Game of Cutthroats (1998, as Mr. Kester)
  • Scream Queen (2002, as Detective Hammer)
  • Decadent Evil (2005, uncredited)
  • Cry of the Mummy (2004, as Lab Tech #2)

As writer[edit]


  1. ^ Pagosa Daily Post LIBRARY NEWS: Summer Reading Program Party Tomorrow
  2. ^ Kensington Publishing Corp About: C. Courtney Joyner
  3. ^ Western Boutique and Cultural Center Meet Author C. Courtney Joyner
  4. ^ Maltin, Leonard. "Year End Film Book Survey - 2009 Part 2". IndieWire. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b "RESUME". ccourtneyjoyner.com. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  6. ^ Burger, Mark. "[VIDEO VAULT]". Yes! Weekly. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  7. ^ Francisco, Chuck. "The Grand Duel DVD Review". Mania.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-09. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  8. ^ Erickson, Glenn. "The Big Gundown (review)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  9. ^ Tyner, Adam. "Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXX". DVD Talk. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  10. ^ Botelho, Derek. "Review: Prison (Blu-ray)". Daily Dead. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Prison (review)". Dread Central. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  12. ^ Turek, Ryan. "Summer Shocks 1990: Class of 1999". STYD. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  13. ^ White, Julian. "DVD Review: PUPPET MASTER III - TOULON'S REVENGE". Starburst Magazine. Retrieved 3 September 2014.

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