Michael Wallis at Gilcrease Museum

Posted on June 30th, 2011 in News

On June 25th, 2011, Michael greeted readers at Gilcrease Museum and read from his three new books, The Wild West: 365 Days, David Crockett: The Lion of the West and Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd.

Star Dome

Posted on June 30th, 2011 in Stories

Near the edge of the earth in the low country of South Carolina on an island sculpted by wind and waves they found a special place.

Cars Land Under Construction

Posted on June 26th, 2011 in News

Cars Land is due to open at the Disney California Adventure Park in the summer of 2012. This 12-acre recreation of the town of Radiator Springs will feature several of the Cars characters, including the Sheriff as voiced by Michael Wallis.

Fort Builders

Posted on June 26th, 2011 in Photos

Michael Wallis digs a new fort with pals Johnnie Hofer, standing with shovel, and the Spinks brothers, 1955.

David Crockett

Michael reads an excerpt from his new book “David Crockett: The Lion of the West.”

Ride to Live, Live to Ride

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 in Stories

Way out west on a stretch of varicose concrete two-lane, stained from the vermilion earth of surrounding wheat fields, a man clad in supple leathers and faded denim slips outside and welcomes the Oklahoma morning.

Michael Wallis and Marian Clark

Posted on June 19th, 2011 in Photos

Michael Wallis and fellow author Marian Clark at the Corner Cafe, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Michael reads the prologue from his book “Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride.”

Old Roads

Posted on June 16th, 2011 in Stories

As I travel this land I witness cities coming back to life. I see buildings of value with architectural merit and historic significance saved and recycled. I hear more and more voices speaking up for the built environment, for preservation, for honoring our history and culture. I listen to children and adults of all ages who truly care about saving the past, protecting what is left today, and who also are committed to fight the good fight in the future.

The Spinners

Posted on June 12th, 2011 in Photos

“The Spinners,” Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jan. 1, 1970.

VIDEO: Michael Wallis Discusses Barbecue

Posted on June 11th, 2011 in Videos

Michael reads an excerpt from his book “Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation: Writings from America’s Heartland” about one of his favorite meals, barbecue.

A Writer’s Life

Posted on June 9th, 2011 in Stories

As a writer my job is to depict life and its events in the way I see them. I need to stay in tune with everything going on around me. I have to feel what others do not feel. I have to see what others do not see.

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