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The Mesa Public Library, “Quotes: The Authors Speak Series,” presents Johnny D. Boggs, award winning Western author. 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Mesa Public Library, upstairs rotunda.
Boggs has been praised by “Booklist” magazine as “among the best western writers at work today” and is one of the few authors to have won both the Western Heritage Wrangler Award and Spur Award for his fiction.
He will talk about his prolific writing career and his two new books, “Greasy Grass: A Story of the Little Big Horn,” (published in January 2014) and “Billy the Kid on Film 1911-2012” (Published October 2013). Other titles include “East of the Border,” “The Hart Brand,” “Northfield” and “Jesse James and the Movies.”
The Santa Fe resident has six Spur Awards from Western Writers of America for adult fiction, juvenile novels and other genres. He has also won the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for Outstanding Western Novel of 2003 for “Spark on the Prairie: The Trial of the Kiowa Chiefs.”
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