Writers Read Presents, January 14, 2014

Author Deanne Stillman

Discussing three of her books:

Mustang: the Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West,

Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines and the Mojave and

Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History

MustangCover Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, January 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

Deanne Stillman is a widely published, critically acclaimed writer. Her latest book, Desert Reckoning, based on a Rolling Stone article, won the Western Writers of America 2013 Spur Award and LA Press Club Award for best nonfiction. It was also a Southwest Book of the Year and was praised in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Denver Post.

Her previous book, Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the TwentyninePalmsCoverAmerican West, is a Los Angeles Times Book Review "best book 08," winner of the 2008 California Book Awards silver medal for nonfiction, and recipient of numerous rave reviews, including, NPR, Atlantic, Orion, The Economist, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Publisher’s Weekly starred, and Kirkus Reviews. Mustang is currently under option for a film starring Wendie Malick, and it has been presented to President Obama as the book to read on wild horses and American history.

Stillman, who is on the faculty at the UCR-Palm Desert M.F.A. Low Residency Creative Writing Program, also wrote the cult classic Twentynine Palms, a Los Angeles Times Book Review "best book 01." Hunter Thompson called it, "A strange and brilliant story by an important American writer." Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave, which is included in many college nonfiction classes around the country.

DesertReckoningCoverStillman’s books will be available at the reading for purchase and signing.

Read a Words with Writers interview with Deanne Stillman here, and view scenes from her books below.

For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.