A Cowboy Named Emmet featured at cowboy poetry festival

A Cowboy Named Emmet book coverThis week will see the return of the Sam Edwards’ father, Emmet, to his old home of Elko, Nevada. Not literally, of course.

But at the world-famous National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Sam’s new book, A Cowboy Named Emmet pays homage to his father. It will be read at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Harry Madsen at the Great Basin College theatre.

A Cowboy Named Emmet is a book about a cowboy who saw the early to mid-20th century changes that came to the west he loved as the California he was raised in becomes fenced in: and his move to work in Elko, Nevada where there was still the open range life. The book is by his son, written with a bit of rhythm and a lot of doggerel. Sam Edwards lives in the Sierras-not quite in Nevada or the old time ways.

Buy the book at Amazon in paperback. Or get the ebook for 50% off(only $2.50) through March 1, 2012 at Smashwords.com. Just enter this coupon code: VS84S


Hang and rattle,


— Sam and Crew.

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