EVENT OVERVIEW: Authors Anne Hillerman and Tom Clavin will visit the Story Center to discuss their most recent works. Hillerman’s third novel, Song of the Lion, follows the further adventures of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, characters made famous by her father, novelist Tony Hillerman. Clavin's latest release, Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West, tells the true story of the lives, relationships, and adventures of the men behind the legend. This Event is a lead up to the Western Writers of America Convention in Kansas City from June 21 to 24, 2017. More information about the conference is at WesternWriters.org This Event is Co-Presented with Rainy Day Books, Mid-Continent Public Library & The Writers Place.
ABOUT ANNE HILLERMAN: Anne Hillerman is an Award-Winning Reporter, the Author of several Nonfiction Books and The New York Times Bestselling Novel Spider Woman's Daughter, and the daughter of The New York Times Bestselling Author Tony Hillerman. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
ABOUT SONG OF THE LION: When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon. But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes. Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career. As the tribal police's investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge.
ABOUT TOM CLAVIN: Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and has worked as a Newspaper and Website Editor, Magazine Writer, TV and Radio Commentator, and a Reporter for The New York Times. He has received Awards from The Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His Books include The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey's Typhoon, and Reckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
ABOUT DODGE CITY: Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset.
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Tom Clavin's Dodge City tells the true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) that has gone largely untold lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now.
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
LOCATION: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157
EVENT FORMAT: Anne Hillerman and Tom Clavin will Present their Books and their writing process and style. A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: This is a Complimentaey OPEN House Event. Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events or Call the Library at 816-883-4900. Seating is General Admission. Rainy Day Books will have Anne Hillerman’s and Tom Clavin’s Books for Sale at this Event.
DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable. Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.
AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman.
AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of Dodge City by Tom Clavin.