Saturday, March 17, 2012

Art, History, and Linda Osmundson

One nice thing about author signing events is the opportunity to meet fans, friends, and fellow writers.  At my Firehouse Books talk on March 10 Linda Osmundson provided several of those connections. Linda is the author of HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN: COWBOY CHARLIE’S ART, an interactive children’s picture book. As an artist myself, I appreciated how she deftly used Charles Russells’ art to capture the interest and attention of youngsters and focus their attention on the synergy between great art and exciting history. The book was a hit with my grandkids.

Linda also took an interest in my fossil hunting adventures and how I used art to capture a much older “Wild West.” She did some homework and looked up details of some of the places along the Front Range where the general public can visit dinosaur trackways and find the evidence for Colorado’s ancient seashores. See her write up for The Lyons Recorder at

Also, keep your eyes open for her next book, due out soon: HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN: FREDERIC REMINGTON’S ART. Find her on the web at

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