Johnny D. Boggs & Lorene Mills, A Discussion of the Modern Western Writer
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Johnny D. Boggs, whose perennial best-selling Western novels have led him to be inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame, and Lorene Mills who brings the very best of the esteemed, beloved, controversial, famous and emergent minds and voices of the day to a weekly audience that spans the state of New Mexico, will bring their passion and deep knowledge about Western writers to our viewers. Lorene recently co-produced the film Ol' Max Evans: The First Thousand Years, about her dear friend and collaborator, Max Evans (1925 - 2020) who amongst many other accolades was the Winner of the Western Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnny D. Boggs is the 2020 Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature and his latest novel, 1000 Texas Longhorns, will be released this month.
You can pre-order 1000 Texas Longhorns, or any of Johnny's books from CW here.
You can order The King of Taos from CW here.
About the Guests
Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, been bucked off horses (breaking two ribs last time), shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, traipsed around ghost towns, and spent hours poring over microfilm in library archives -- all in the name of finding a good story. He was won eight Spur Awards from Western Writers of America - a record in the 67-year history of the group - a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and has been called by Booklist magazine "among the best western writers at work today." He also writes for numerous magazines, including True West, Wild West, Boys' Life and Western Art & Architecture, speaks and lectures often, studies old movies (Westerns and film noir) and even finds time to coach Little League. A native of South Carolina and former newspaper journalist, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and son.
No-one has worked harder or more successfully in the broadcast media to keep Santa Fe and New Mexican’s informed than Lorene Mills and her iconic late husband Ernie Mills. In the early 80s she was the editor, producer, and camera woman for her political-journalist husband’s newsletter, daily radio broadcasts and the weekly television show, Reportfrom Santa Fe. After Ernie Mill’s untimely death in 2003, Lorene stepped from behind the camera into the studio, continuing her husband’s legacy, and creating her own. Considered the preeminent public affairs program in the state, Lorene’s weekly PBS show Report from Santa Fe hosts well known people both locally and internationally Her guests from all walks of life include politicians, authors, artists, public servants, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners. (Santa Fe Living Treasure)