Craig Johnson: Reading and Discussion with Longmire Cast Members

September 26, 2020 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for an exciting reading  and discussion with with Craig Johnson and Longmire castmembers Bailey Chase and Louanne Stephens.

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New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson is back with his sixteenth Sheriff Walt Longmire murder mystery novel, Next to Last Stand, a story that centers around Custer’s Last Fight, one of the most viewed paintings in American history. Custer's Last Fight was copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year and destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946 . . . Or was it?

Library Journal's Starred Review says of the book, “After Depth of Winter and Land of Wolves, Johnson lightens the atmosphere in this complex, thought-provoking mystery that highlights art and Western history, emphasizing the contrast between Native accounts and white history. The author’s poetic turns of phrase, witty dialog, and one of the funniest, most memorable chase scenes in a novel combine to make this a winner.”

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountain; Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Book Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.

Bailey Chase played Branch Connally for the first half of the series before it moved over to Netflix. He was the foil to Walt, contrasting him in every way. Most fans didn’t like Branch much in Season 1 but by the end of Season 2 and throughout Season 3 he had most viewers living and dying with his every move.

Louanne Stephens, a native Texan, has been active in radio, television, film, and theater for over 30 years.  She has extensive film credits including  “Blaze” with Paul Newman and “Instinct, ” in which she played the role of Anthony Hopkins’s wife. Louanne’s television credits include the recurring, award winning role of Grandma Saracen in “Friday Night Lights,” as well as the role of Ruby on “Longmire” for six seasons, and hundreds of commercials.  On stage, Louanne has twice been selected as outstanding actress in a major role by the Dallas theater critics.