'Longmire' Fans Brave Blustery Weather

Craig Johnson previewed his latest book Monday night in Sheridan. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)
Craig Johnson previewed his latest book Monday night in Sheridan. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

About 40 people braved the blustery weather Monday night in Sheridan to hear one of their favorite authors talk about his latest book.

That was Sharon Roberts of Sheridan talking about Craig Johnson's 'Longmire' series. She said she got turned on to the books by the Wyoming author from family in California, who were fans of the A&E television show of the same name. She was sharing her story while standing in line waiting for her book to be autographed, like so many others who came to hear the author from nearby Ucross talk about his latest work.

Prior to the signing, the author sat down and talked about his book, “Spirit of Steamboat.” He said the novella took him about a year to write and ties in with the previous work Roberts mentioned and allows his leading character, Sheriff Walt Longmire, to reconnect with one of the writer's favorite characters that was inspired by a chance meeting with a World War II flyboy.

Monday night's appearance at the Sheridan Stationery shop on Main Street turned out to be a sneak-peak because no one was allowed to take home their books. Everyone was asked to stop back on Thursday to pick up their signed copies, because that's the sale release date. The Sheridan appearance marked the start of what's turned into a three-week tour through the West, looping northward to Oregon, then south to Florida.

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