About Us

John Wayne Speaks: The Ultimate John Wayne Quote Book is out now from St. Martin's Griffin, an imprint of St. Martin's Press. The book, a major work of meticulous research, was compiled, edited, and written by Mark Orwoll, a veteran journalist. Orwoll also oversees the prodigious staff of the John Wayne Speaks blog, where we provide insights into John Wayne—the actor and his films—as well as interesting notes on Hollywood history and profiles of Wayne’s many fascinating co-stars.


For information about the book, contributing to or linking with the John Wayne Speaks blog, or advertising, or if you just want to send a love letter, hang a Wanted poster, or call for volunteers to ride back to the fort for help, write to us at  JohnWayneSpeaks@yahoo.com.

Mark Orwoll is represented by literary agent Jeff Herman for the book rights to John Wayne Speaks.'Jeff Herman's contact details can be found at www.jeffherman.com.

The John Wayne Speaks Posse


Mark Orwoll


Managing Editor

Dutton Peabody


Senior Editor

Owen Thursday


Staff Writers

Timothy Quincannon

Will Danaher

Festus Mulcahy


Top Hand/Head Wrangler

E.E. "Yak" Canutt


Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ivor Jones


Spiritual Advisor

Father Peter Lonergan


Homely Schoolmarm

Mary Gordon


Hooker with a Heart of Gold

Miss Dallas


Legal Counsel

Ransom Stoddard


Contact any of the team by email:  JohnWayneSpeaks@yahoo.com

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