Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Utah Author to Speak About the Old West and His Writing Tonight at the Library

20 March 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Writing the West: Pitfalls in Research presented by Michael Zimmer

In “Writing the West: Pitfalls in Research”, Western novelist Michael Zimmer will discuss some of the tricks he's learned over the years on researching the American West for fiction and non-fiction. He'll cover topics as diverse as starting a fire with flint and steel, details on handling a 20-mule freight outfit, and common misconception about Old West firearms – all with an emphasis on avoiding the familiar stereotypes learned from Hollywood.

Michael Zimmer has been a selling author since 1978, with both fiction, non-fiction, and photo features published in magazines as diverse as Easyriders and Muzzleloading. He has had eight novels published to date. His latest, The Long Hitch, was released from Five Star Westerns in 2011. Two other Five Star novels, City of Rocks and Beneath A Hunter's Moon, are scheduled for 2012. You can read more about Zimmer and his work at: www.michael-zimmer.com.

Book signing to follow.

Michael will have copies of four of his titles available for anyone who would like to purchase a copy.

The Long Hitch: A Western Story The Long Hitch: A Western Story
By Zimmer, Michael
2011-07 - Five Star (ME)
9781432825249 CHECK CATALOG


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