Western author tour

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.

Watt O'Hugh in the windows of the Book Mine in Colorado

Watt O'Hugh's cell in the Laramie prison