Deanne Stillman is one of my favorite writers, a scribe obsessed with Western history in general and specifically the tales of California's Bizarro World called the deserts. So when she asked me last year if I'd write a cover blurb for her latest book, Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History, not only did I agree, but it was probably the biggest literary honor I'll ever receive--and that's a damn great honor to achieve.
And when she asked me if I could connect her with the Fullerton Public Library, our Best Of Library for 2012, I sure as hell did it. As a result, she's speaking tomorrow at 7 p.m. for a FREE lecture where the books are BARATO.
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From my blurb:
"Deanne Stillman is the Raymond Chandler of the New West, a hell of a writer who leaves no cacti unturned, no long-dried gulch unexamined, and no abandoned settlement left be in her latest gritty, implausible-yet-too-real story. The tale told in Desert Reckoning will quickly join the same vein of Western anti-hero epics such as Willie Boy and Tiburcio Vasquez."
The info, as usual: Fullerton Public Library, 353 W Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton,
(714) 738-6333. See you there!