Dates for Craig Johnson’s SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT tour

In less than two weeks (October 17th), SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT, the tenth book in Craig Johnson‘s bestselling Walt Longmire series.

In addition to the ten books, Walt and company also appear, on A&E, on the hit series LONGMIRE. LONGMIRE recently completed it’s second season.

This time, it all begins when Sheriff Walt Longmire has an unexpected visitor on Christmas Eve.

Walt is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he’s interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt’s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn’t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him, and claims to have something she must return to Connally. With his daughter Cady and his undersheriff Victoria Moretti in Philadelphia for the holidays, Walt is at loose ends and despite the woman’s reticence to reveal her identity, he agrees to help her.

At the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Lucian Connally is several tumblers into his Pappy Van Winkle’s and swears he’s never clapped eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers “Steamboat” and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve, 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival…back to a record-breaking blizzard and to Walt’s first year as Sheriff, with a young daughter at home and a wife praying for his safety…back to a whiskey-soaked World War II vet ready to fly a decommissioned plane and risk it all to save a life.

Back to the Spirit of Steamboat.

Craig Johnson by Elisabeth RogerCheck out the dates below to see if Craig will be appearing at a book store near you. If you are unavailable to attend, check with the store, many will have books inscribed for you.

October 12
Wind City Books
Casper, WY, 2 PM

October 12
The Knowledge Nook
Casper, WY 6-7 PM

October 14
Sheridan Books and Stationary
Sheridan, WY, 5 PM

October 16
Sunriver Books and Music
Sunriver, OR,

October 17
Powell’s Books
Cedar Hills, OR, 7 PM

October 18
Tattered Cover
Denver, CO, 7:30 PM

October 19
Barnes and Noble
Boulder, CO, 3 PM

October 19,
Ft. Collins Library with Old Firehouse Books
Ft. Collins, CO,

October 21
Books & Books
Coral Gables, FL, 7 PM

October 22
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL, 7 PM

October 24
USCB Luncheon
Beaufort, SC, noon

October 25
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX, 6:30 PM

October 26
Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health
Mystery Authors luncheon
Arizona Biltmore hotel
Phoenix, AZ, noon

October 26
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ, 5 PM

October 27
Clues Unlimited
Tucson, AZ, 2 PM

October 28
Barnes and Noble
Billings, MT., 7 PM

November 1
Barnes and Noble
Littleton, CO, 7 PM

November 2
Farr Library
Greeley, CO, 6:30 PM

November 8-9,
Hillerman Conference
Santa Fe, NM

November 10
Garcia Street Books
Santa Fe, NM, noon

November 12
Jesse Stuart Foundation
Ashland, KY, 12-2 PM

November 13
Gallaher Branch Library
Huntington, WV, 5:30 PM

November 16
Geauga County Library Foundation
Notre Dame Education Center
Chardon, OH (Cleveland area), 7:30 PM

November 21
Reception for Spirit of Steamboat
Wyoming One Read,
Washington, D.C., TBA

November 23 to December 8:  France

December 19
Clearmont Library
Clearmont, WY, TBA

December 21
Fulmer Memorial Library
Sheridan, WY, 10 AM

December 21
Ucross Foundation Library
Ucross, WY, 5 PM