Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Author Blasts Both Barrels
A spokesman for Boson Publishers says, "We feel the Western genre is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance due to the success of the movie True Grit, justifying our decision to reissue six of Chris’ westerns in the new ebook formats. Westerns are not just popular in America, but also worldwide for their gritty realism."
Chris Scott Wilson, who lives in Saltburn, explains, "As a writer, I want every reader to smell that thin sheen of oil on their fingers after cleaning a Colt or sniff the gunsmoke after they’ve squeezed the trigger. I want them to hear the empty brass cartridges as they scatter or the jangle of spurs and clomping of boots on the boardwalk, the rattle of bit between a horse’s teeth. I want them to slide a foot in the stirrup and grunt as they heave themselves up into the saddle, and to experience the motion of that live animal beneath them as the sun beats in their faces and the wind claws their hair. I want them to relish every moment as they come along with me on that exhilarating ride into an adventure." Chris pauses. "What I really want is a new generation of readers to discover the excitement of the Old West, and they’ll then share the secret the rest of us already know."
The Copper City and Desperadoes by Chris Scott Wilson are available now from Amazon, W.H. Smith and other leading online retailers. To read sample chapters, please visit Boson Books website : http://www.cmonline.com/boson/ then choose Fiction, Westerns. Or visit Chris’ own website: http://www.chrisscottwilson.co.uk