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 snowstorm and made me feel welcome and at home. Most exciting for me was seeing cell #17, which was Watt’s cell in 1875. (It made me feel as though Watt O’Hugh wasn’t just a fictitious character after all.)
Thanks to the Laramie Boomerang for a great feature article about me and my book. In Leadville, Colorado, where Watt O’Hugh met Oscar Wilde and battled deadlings in the street, I got great coverage in the Democrat-Gazette and was very excited to see the local bookstore window filled with copies of Watt O’Hugh.