Great book signing in Centennial at the Country Junction during the Christmas in Centennial celebration on December 10. Loved signing books for presents while listening to carolers. Thank you to Lisa Cole for another great book signing!
“With exquisite tension and attention to detail, When They Were Young is very highly recommended…” — MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“Sam Dawson, one of the more likable characters to debut this year…”- CRAIG JOHNSON, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries and the basis for the hit series Longmire (Read more about The Pumpkin Eater)
“ANOTHER MAN’S LIFE” is a thoughtful and recommended pick, not to be overlooked.” —MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW (About the book)
The P.E.O. Chapter BK Book Club hosted the discussion on When Good Men Die at the Jonah Bank downtown Cheyenne on Nov. 10. Author Steven W. Horn had discussed The Pumpkin Eater with them a few years ago. They like reading Sam Dawson mysteries and asked Horn back to discuss the second book in the series. The group invited other P.E.O. book clubs to the event, as well as spouses. Such an excellent evening!
During his recent tour around Wyoming, Steven W. Horn signed books in Casper, Thermopolis, and Cody. His books are are available at all of the stores.
Thank you Vicki Burger for hosting the book signing at Wind City Books in Casper!
The author enjoyed being back for a second book signing this summer at Storyteller in Thermopolis. Thank you to owner Ellen Reed for hosting him and Michael and Kathleen Gear for coming along with the local Chamber members and director.
The Legends Bookstore is relatively new independent book store in Cody with a bright future. Owner Teresa Muhic is pictured with Steven W. Horn. The author enjoyed talking with Cody residents and tourists from other states.
The Second Story Book Club in Laramie, WY met on September 8 to discuss with author Steven W. Horn When Good Men Die: A Sam Dawson Mystery. The club had a very insightful, lively discussion on the characters and plots in the novel. The club members really got into the theme that people don’t really know what happened in the lives of people who shaped their lives. The members plan to invite Steve back for a discussion on his next Sam Dawson mystery.
As part of the People of the Earth Days, Steven W. Horn participated in the multiple book signing with authors Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Lucia St. Claire Robson, Kat Martin and Larry J. Martin at the Storyteller in Thermopolis, Wyoming on June 26. A great visit with fellow authors and fans – overall such an excellent book signing! The Thermopolis Chamber of Commerce and local volunteers organized a fun, educational 3-day event honoring internationally bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, who live in Thermopolis. Plans are already in the works for the next annual People of the Earth Days in 2017. Horn also gave a wildlife talk as part of the events tied to the People of the Earth Days. Participants from various states joined the author under the the cool shade of the trees at Hot Springs State Park.
Thank you to KGWN TV for interviewing Steven W. Horn!
By Jeremy Downing | Updated: Wed 1:13 PM, Jun 08, 2016
Cheyenne, Wyo. – There’s some great news for Wyoming author Steven W. Horn. His second book in the fan-favorite Sam Dawson Mystery Series is now a finalist in the 2016 Eric Hoffer Awards.
The book, When Good Men Die, features the return of photographer Sam Dawson as he fights to clear himself as a suspect in the murder of a nursing home resident. Sam turns his camera toward the elderly and meets Hans Gottlieb, Depression-era carnival wrestler and former Olympian. Hans prefers to live among his brutally harsh and haunting memories and has come to the north woods to die. In Sam’s quest for the truth about the murder, he discovers the disturbing reality that the aged are often not who they appear to be. He and his drooling bloodhound will be set upon by wolves and humans alike as Sam exposes decades-long secrets in this Gordian knot of a mystery.
At the heart of the latest Sam Dawson Mystery is that the aged are often not who they appear to be.
“In today’s world we tend to categorize and overlook the elderly,” Horn said. “We read their obituaries and note their age, where they were born and who they left behind. But, we know nothing about who they really were, their hopes and dreams, their successes and failures, their contributions. Importance is a relative term that is best determined by the person who asks the questions and the person who evaluates the answer.”
The Eric Hoffer Awards honor the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses.
The Pumpkin Eater, the first in Horn’s Sam Dawson Mystery Series, won the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in Mystery/Suspense and was a Category Finalist in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Award.