Wyoming Authors

Wyoming Authors

We LOVE our authors and some of our favorite local authors stop by from time to time to sign their books and meet their fans. When we have a scheduled book signing it wil be listed on our calendar, but we generally try to reserve some autographed books for our customers and (when we can) work with fans to get their books signed. Also, we sell books from regional authors whose works are not available online. To inquire about these books or an autographed book by one of the authors below, please email us at storyteller@rtconnect.net :

W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear live and write on their buffalo ranch outside Thermopolis. The Gears are both New York Times Best Selling Authors and have written many books that range in topics from paleontology to sci-fi and are the authors of the well-known People of the Earth series. They like to stop by occasionally to tell us what they are working on, sign a few books and have a hot drink. If you would like to know what they are up to, visit their website at and join their fan club at https://www.gear-gear.com!

** If you are looking for one of their books that is out of print, or an autographed copy, please contact us directly at storyteller@rtconnect.net. **

Craig Johnson is from Ucross, Wyoming and is the New York Times bestselling author of the highly acclaimed and very popular Longmire series. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the 2015 SNCF Prix du Polar. His novella, Spirit of Steamboat, was the first One Book Wyoming selection. His books paint an accurate picture of Wyoming with a riveting criminal thriller in every story. Craig stops in to see us every time he is in the Bighorn Basin and always has a friendly hello for our customers. To keep up with the latest news on this author, visit his website at http://www.craigallenjohnson.com.

C.J. Box, from the Cheyenne, Wyoming area, is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of seventeen Joe Pickett novels; six stand-alones, most recently Paradise Valley; and the short story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and French Elle magazine literary award. Endangered won the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Literature from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and Off the Grid won the 2017 Spur Award for Contemporary Western from the Western Writers of America. To keep up with the latest news on this author, visit his website at http://www.cjbox.net

Annie Proulx, from Wyoming, is the author of eight books. Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Falkner Award. Her story, "Brokeback Mountain," which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. 

Steven Horn, from Wyoming, is the author of the award-winning San Dawson Mystery novel series. The first Sam Dawson Mystery, The Pumpkin Eater, won the 0214 Benjamin Frankling Gold Award in the Mystery/Suspense Category. 

Karen Schutte, from Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, is the award-winning author of historical novel trilogy, The Ticket, Seed of the Volga, and Flesh on the Bone. To keep up with the latest news on this author, visit her website at http://karenschutte.com.

Robin Whiteplume is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wind River in Wyoming. He began firefighting in 1985 and worked with the Sho-Rap crews for the Wind River Agency - Type 2 Native American crews that included members of both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes of west-central Wyoming. Whiteplume no longer goes out on assignments with the Sho-Raps, but still works seasonally as an engine boss for a private contract fire company in Wyoming. He now focuses most of his time on developing wildland firefighter related arts and crafts. His fire career spanned three decades and included time as a fire prevention technician at Wind River. 

Lawrence Woods, from Worland, Wyoming, graduated from the University of Wyoming, and also holds a Ph.D. in history from New York University. For a number of years, he was an executive vice president and director of an international oil company, and since retirement has written a number of books on western U.S. history, including Wyoming's Big Horn Basin to 1901, and Sometimes the Books Froze (the history of Wyoming's banking industry). His most recent book is Horace Plunkett in America, the story of an Irish aristocrat who engaged in ranching in Wyoming. 

Jeb Schenck, Ph.D. is from Thermopolis, Wyoming and a photography instructor at the school. Hundreds of his images from around the world have been published in many books, magazines, album covers, and calendars. 

Dorothy Buchanan Milek was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming, and grew up on a ranch headquartered on Owl Creek near Lucerne. She was a founder of the Hot Springs County Historical Society, is a long term member of the Thermopolis Pioneer Associate and serves on the Board of Directors for the Hot Springs County Museum. She is the author of Hot Springs: A Wyoming County History.

Tory Taylor, born and raised at the foot of 14,000 feet high Pikes Peak in Colorado, has been a Wyoming resident for 45 years. He has held a life-long curiosity about and respect for Native Americans. For 16 years Taylor has worked with professional archaeologists to survey, document, and record high altitude artifacts and human occupational sites. he shares his experiences in the book, On the Trail of the Mountain Shoshone Sheep Eaters.

Leslie Patten, in 2005 took a leap of faith buying a run-down cabin a few miles from Yellowstone Park's most remote boundary. Moving from the bustle of the Bay Area, Patten recounts the ineffable wonder of seeing an elk calf being born or hearing the howls of a wolf pack under a wintry moon in her book, The Wild Excellence

C. M. Wendelboe, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a retired lawman who writes the Spirit Road Mysteries. To learn more about this author visit his website at http://www.spiritroadmysteries.com.

Mary and Rozlyn Fichtner, from Wyoming, are a mother and daughter team who both grew up with horses and write about their beloved horse, Rusty, in the children's book series Rusy the Ranch Horse. Visit their website at http://rustytheranchhorse.bigcartel.com.

Mark Spragg, from Northwest Wyoming, is an essayist and fiction writer and winner of the 1999 Nelje Blanchan Memorial Award from the Wyoming Arts Council. He has been published in several anthologies and periodicals, including a collection that he also edited, Thunder of the Mustangs. His most recent screenplay, Everything that Rises, was produced by Turner Network Television in 1998. Where Rivers Change Direction received the 2000 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for nonfiction. To learn more about this author, visit his website at http://www.markspragg.com/.

Bill Sniffin, from Lander, Wyoming, is a photographer, journalist, and entrepreneur. His weekly column appears in several newspapers and he has published multiple successful coffee table books. His other books include Strong Winds, Blowing Snow, Slick in SpotsHigh Altitudes, Low Multitudes; and The Best Park of America. More information can be found about this author at http://www.billsniffin.com