Braun, Matt CONTACT DETAILS: email address [email protected]: WWA Spur Award for “The Kincaids” and “Dakota” and WWA Wister Award for Lifetime Achievment in Western Literature.
His novels include Northfield, Camp Ford and East of the Border, and he is also a frequent contributor to many Western magazines.He served as president of Western Writers of America 2008-10. SPEECH TOPICS: Children or adult material: Most aspects of Western history, specializing in Jesse James, Buffalo Bill Cody, Western jurisprudence, Civil War and the cattle-drive era; writing and research instructions, seminars, workshops and motivational presentations.Author of forty-seven historical novels of the American West, with over 40 million copies in print.Author of the acclaimed “How To Write Western Novels.”SPEECH TOPICS: The American West: The Myth vs.The Sheriff Tom Logan biography explores the impacts and dynamics of Nevada’s boomtown years and specifically focuses on the unique challenges faced by law enforcement transitioning from the Wild West to the demands of 20th Century justice.
Signings and presentations have been hosted by the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Nevada State Museum (Las Vegas & Carson City), the California State Fair, and the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, as well as numerous historical societies, museums, service groups and private book clubs. SPEECH TOPICS: (15-45 minutes, with Power Point) include: “From Vapor to Paper: Why We Tell Stories,” “Digging up History: Unearthing the Forgotten, the Colorful & the Sensational,” and “Killed in the Line of Duty: One Family’s Century-Long Journey through Death & Disgrace.” FEE ARRANGEMENTS: Negotiable honorarium, permission to sell books at event, travel/lodging expenses if outside of the greater Sacramento region.