So I wrote a science fiction western historical fantasy, The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh, and according to the critics – those who have looked at it – it’s a good book. (Kirkus Reviewsnamed it as one of the best of 2011, as you may have heard me mention about a thousand times, if you are … [Read more…]
Well, this article isn’t really about Jackie Chan or Drunken Master Part 2 – not entirely – but sort of about the concept of “immortality”. I wrote a couple of articles about Jackie Chan, back in the late 1980s and early ‘90s. I interviewed him for the Chicago Sun-Times and for Entertainment Weekly, and as … [Read more…]
I learned about a year ago that my mother’s grandfather – Professor Allen Johnson – was a prominent historian of the very early 20th century. His books – including a Jefferson biography – are still available in print on demand format from numerous venues, including one publisher aptly named “Forgotten Books”. He died in 1930, … [Read more…]
My new novel, The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh, features a hero born in 1842. A former orphan of New York’s slums, and a Civil War veteran, Watt O’Hugh does what many young desperate men from the 19th century East did – he goes West. He works on a cattle run, fights a range war, becomes … [Read more…]
I will have more on this later, but for now, you can read about it here.
October 30, 2011. I’m just back from Colorado and Wyoming, where I had author events at some of the spots where the book actually took place. In Laramie, Wyoming, I read from the book in the actual prison where Watt O’Hugh was locked up (it’s now a museum), and an enthusiastic group braved a terrible … [Read more…]
October 19, 2011 I will be appearing in Leadville, Colorado, at the Book Mine, on Sunday, October 23, from 2 pm till 4 or 5, meeting customers, maybe reading from Watt O’Hugh and signing books. I will then speak in Laramie, Wyoming, on Tuesday, October 25 at 6 pm at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, at 975 … [Read more…]
July 25, 2011 The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh is an editor’s pick of the week on the Kirkus website. Click to see it here. See The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh on the “Readaholic” blog here. In the weeks and months to come, you will see more of Watt O’Hugh in the media – keep checking … [Read more…]