Craig Johnson Longmire Series.

If you’ve read the Longmire books or seen the Arts and Entertainment show about Fictional Sheriff Walt Longmire and Absoroka County, Wyoming,.  (It’s actually Sheridan County, near the border with Montana and the Little Big Horn), you know the author Craig Johnson.

Chris, the manager of our local mystery bookstore Clues Unlimited at the corner of Fort Lowell and Country Club in Tucson got him to come by to promote his new book, (he will be back in March for the Tucson Festival of Books).

He is tall and powerfully built every inch his character Walt Longmire, right down to the cowboy hat and the fact that he’s a rancher.

He spoke for about 45 minutes, then took questions.  He talked about filming in New Mexico, how former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was forward thinking in laying the groundwork for a New Mexico film industry.  Filming is done February through July, which would be hard to do in Wyoming.  Something called blizzards tends to get in the way.

His wife was with him, and her hint to take questions was telling him the Denver Broncos were losing.  He asked if it was time to take questions.

He talked about the newspaper clippings he uses to get his stories and talking to local Sheriffs about how they may not get backup immediately, so a sheriff or his deputies have to be able to handle a situation by themselves.

Craig Johnson is funny, self-deprecating and it was fun to listen to him talk about writing and building things on his ranch.  It made his series come to life even more.  Thank you Chris for having him.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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