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Book Nook: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson


Craig Johnson's series of crime novels featuring the Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire just keeps rolling along. His character has also become the inspiration for the popular TV series  "Longmire." In this interview the author explains how he came up with the idea for the first book and what has transpired since then. 

In this latest installment Longmire is trying to find out what has happened to some women who have vanished. He's also feeling a lot of pressure to resolve these cases quickly because his daughter out on the east coast is about to have a  baby and she wants her dad to be there for the birth. 

Johnson seems to be enjoying his success but sudden bursts of forced humility are always lurking just around the bend. In this interview he describes a chance meeting with a woman who is a huge fan  of the "Longmire" TV series. When  Johnson explained to her that he was the author of the Longmire books she was puzzled. She said;  "Oh, there are books?"

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.