Award-winning novelist Max McCoy and former FBI agent Mark Bouton will have a signing 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Town Crier in Emporia to celebrate their newest books. Max's latest is called Damnation Road ($5.99 paperback), which is the latest featuring Rough Rider Jacob Gamble. It's another exciting and savage adventure through the American southwest! Mark's latest is How to Spot Lies Like the FBI ($12.95 paperback), which will teach you how to read body language, facial expression and other tell-tale "tics" that people exhibit when they're lying. Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 pm. and visit with the authors and have your copies signed! And as always, if you can't make it, just give us a call and we'll get books signed for you! -- Thanks to Town Crier, 716 Commercial St., Emporia, Kansas.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Johnny Boggs was a keynote speaker at the 42nd annual Ozark Creative Writers conference last weekend at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We walked from the convention center on Saturday downtown for lunch and back, and at one point I asked Boggs to pose for a photo. Here's the result. Boggs is a four-time Spur winner, the immediate past president of Western Writers of America, and a Wrangler Award winner. He's also a wine snob, I discovered. But he did a great job at the conference, of course. A few years back, I dedicated a book to him, but called him "the bastard Johnny Boggs" as, well, a joke on how nice he is. He told me the dedication cost me a sale -- to his mother.