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Date:
July 23, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Campbell County Public Library
Address:
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
Cost:
Free
Ron Franscell to Speak at Campbell County Public Library: Thursday, July 23, 7pm
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Ron Franscell, Author and Wyoming Native, to Speak at Campbell County Public Library

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) is pleased to welcome award-winning crime writer Ron Franscell, a Wyoming native and former Campbell County resident, to the library on Tuesday, July 23. Meet-and-Greet: 6pm • A Conversation with the Author hosted by Geno Palazzari, City of Gillette Communications Manager: 6:30pm

Ron Franscell, award-winning author, to speak at Campbell County Public Library

Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) is pleased to welcome award-winning crime writer Ron Franscell, a Wyoming native and former Campbell County resident, to the library on Tuesday, July 23.

The day-long series of events will begin with a writers workshop from 1-3pm in CCPL’s Pioneer Room. Area writers are invited to join Franscell for "Hit & Myth: The Hero's Journey will end your writer's block forever." Franscell will lead attendees step-by-step through the greatest storytelling model ever known. Learn how it can help you write your next book—and stay sane.

An author meet-and-greet starts at 6pm at CCPL with refreshments provided by The Library Foundation. Stop by to visit with Franscell, purchase a few of his books, and claim your seat to witness a unique event beginning at 6:30pm featuring Franscell and Geno Palazzari, City of Gillette Communications Manager. The two will engage in an informal, on-stage conversation about Franscell’s books, the writing life, and whatever authorly topics arise. Expect them to talk about his latest book, “Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story,” a true crime story about a husband and wife who are among Wyoming’s deadliest killers—and how they got away with murder for almost 40 years. Franscell will host a book-signing following the audience Q&A portion of this event. A selection of his books will be available for sale at the library during the meet-and-greet as well as during the book signing.

A former journalist, Ron Franscell is the author of 17 books, both fiction and nonfiction. Other books written by Franscell include: Morgue: A Life in Death, which was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award in 2017; and international bestselling The Darkest Night, an intimate true crime story, which was hailed by Ann Rule and Vincent Bugliosi as a direct descendant of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. His atmospheric and muscular writing has established him as one of the most provocative voices in American crime writing.

Franscell grew up in Wyoming. A lifelong journalist, he worked for newspapers in Wyoming, New Mexico and California’s Bay Area before hitting the road in one of American journalism’s best beats, covering the evolution of the American West as a senior writer for the Denver Post. Shortly after 9/11, he was dispatched by the Post to cover the Middle East during the first few months of the Afghan war. In 2005, he covered the devastation of Hurricane Rita from inside the storm. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

These events are free and open to the public.