About the Author
Craig Johnson author of Daughter of the Morning Star:
New York Times-bestselling author Craig Johnson is the author of the longstanding Longmire mysteries, the basis of a hit Netflix series. Johnson is an in-demand speaker who entertains audiences with his wit, charisma, and anecdotes on writing and the culture of the American frontier. A true modern cowboy, Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming – population twenty-five.
About Craig Johnson:
Craig Johnson is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Walt Longmire series and one of today’s most popular mystery writers. Johnson’s Longmire novels have been translated into fourteen languages and earned him Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur, the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award, and the Watson Award among others. In his latest book, Hell and Back, the eighteenth installment of the Longmire series, Johnson takes the beloved sheriff Walt Longmire to the very limits of his sanity to do battle with the most dangerous adversary he’s ever faced: himself.
Craig Johnson is a popular speaker known for his wit, charm, and engaging personality. A favorite with libraries, festivals, and schools, Johnson talks about the stories behind Longmire, his journey to becoming a writer, and living in the Western U.S. Johnson’s novella Spirit of Steamboat was selected as the first One Book Wyoming community read in 2014.
The protagonist of Johnson’s bestselling novels is detective Walt Longmire, a taciturn, trustworthy, and dedicated detective who investigates murders in the fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming and the nearby Indian reservation. Johnson has published twelve Longmire novels and counting, including hits such as The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Hell is Empty, and Dry Bones, as well as two novellas and one short story collection.
In 2011, the Longmire books were adapted into a blockbuster A&E television series, which debuted with 4.1 million total viewers – a record-breaking figure for an original series on the network. Longmire, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff, moved to Netflix in 2014 and finished with its sixth season.
Craig Johnson lives with his wife on a ranch he built in Ucross, Wyoming – population twenty-five. Each summer, the Buffalo, Wyoming Chamber of Commerce hosts “Longmire Days,” an annual festival celebrating Johnson and all things Longmire. About 12,000-14,000 fans attend each year, including many of the show’s actors and Johnson himself.
Author biography courtersy of Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau.