The second version of feedback from author Craig Johnson to weekly questions about the Longmire literary universe. Simply click on any title to read Craig’s answer.

1) Islands In The Stream

“Craig has mentioned the inspiration for many of the characters. We know there is a real Busy Bee. How close are the descriptions to the original? Is there an inspiration for the Red Pony and the White Buffalo cafe?” - Robert Lang

2) Coming Attractions

“Are there other, possibly intriguing projects on the horizon?” - Janet Washer

3) Cheyenne Nation

“More back story on Henry? Family, education, something beyond football and military?” - Virginia Rawak Bruce

4) Name That Tune

”So, if we were to climb into Walt’s truck, the Silver Bullet, what would we find in the CD player?” - Chet Carlson

5) Valentine’s Day

“Is there a real Vic “The Terror” Moretti?” - Nora Lou Wilson

6) Which Walt?

“Has your vision of Walt changed since your first story now that there is a face to Walt (in the form of Robert Taylor)? Robert put so much into the character that when I read the stories now, I picture him.” - Bryan Hall

7) More, Please?

“Not that I’m greedy, but have you considered additional series? So, we get two Craig Johnson books a year? Any character knocking around in your head, trying to get out?” - Meg E. Dobson

8) It’s the Mileage

“What time period does the Longmire series occur? It appears to be in the present, yet that would make Walt 69 years old if he was born in 1950, based on him going to Vietnam at age 18. So, I am having problems reconciling the time period and Walt’s age.” - Kelly Sumerton Krochmalny

9) Bringing the Thunder

How did you meet Marcus Red Thunder? And do you think you / Walt would have had such a spiritual connection to all things in nature and people if it wasn’t for that relationship?” - Liz King

10) Cinéma Vérité

“Is there a storyline that you’d like to see turned into a movie? Or an episode when Longmire relaunches (fingers-crossed)? I’m currently listening to An Obvious Fact and I’d love to see this one on screen.” - Beaner Krenk

11) Overaged, Overweight, Overly Depressed…

“Now that you and all of us readers know Walt, is there anything that you would have wanted different about him, but cannot change at this point?” - Nancy Swaney Moss

12) On The Scent

“I am curious how Walt would have come upon Jo Malone perfume, if he is the one who bought it for Martha. How did Martha find it in such a small town as Durant?” - Sami Long Kopelman

13) Grand Larceny

“T.S. Eliot said, “Good writers borrow, GREAT writers steal.” Who do you like to steal from and why?” - Ry Brooks

14) Headstrong

“Forgive me if someone has asked this before. I have some small understanding of what happened to Walt’s grandfather, but will we ever know more about what happened to his mom and dad?” - Terry Anastassiou

15) Shortcuts

“Will there be more like “Wait For Signs”? Really enjoy the short stories as well. Wish more authors would publish these nubs of ideas.” - Steve Williams

16) Own Recognizance

“You’re pretty much a (for want of a better term) ‘celebrity’ writer now, but there must have been a time when you weren’t. Can you recall the time when you realized that you had gone from a relatively unknown writer to a celebrity, and how did that feel? - Carolyn McGill

17) You Can’t Go Home Again

“Why does Walt not live on his family land? Is there a back story short on the making about Walt’s younger years? As in the missing years?” - Nita Reinhold

18) Sharp-Dressed Man

“I feel like Columbo. Just one more question. I saw Craig at an event, and he is highly entertaining. My only complaint is that it was over WAY too soon. He took a question about his boots, and went through everything a cowboy wears, and it was very informative. Would he review all of that with the group? - Robert Lang

19) A Man And His Dog

“Craig, I am crazy about Dog. This may sound like a 7-year-old writing to Santa, but would you consider a Christmas story featuring this much loved and oh so wise character?” - Marnie Patterson Leonard

20) A Soldier, An Indian, and a Writer Walk Into a Bar…

“I’m assuming from the title of your next book, The Next To Last Stand, that you had to do a lot of research, is that something you enjoy?” - John Sothen

21) The Final Chapter

“Have you mapped out the story of Walt and comp or do you go with the flow? Do you have an ending in mind?” - Mary Jane Spice

22) Old Schooled

“Could you possibly learn to write with both hands so we could get two new books a year?” - Tim Goncharoff

23) Reaffirmation

“How did Judy feel when you killed off Martha before even beginning the story? Did you promise her a reincarnation as Vic? Walt is so much you… Vic is so much Judy, was Martha the sadness that had potential to be lightened with Vic?” - Pamela Murphy

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The second version of feedback from author Craig Johnson to weekly questions about the Longmire literary universe. Simply click on any title to read Craig’s answer.

1) Islands In The Stream

“Craig has mentioned the inspiration for many of the characters. We know there is a real Busy Bee. How close are the descriptions to the original? Is there an inspiration for the Red Pony and the White Buffalo cafe?” - Robert Lang

2) Coming Attractions

“Are there other, possibly intriguing projects on the horizon?” - Janet Washer

3) Cheyenne Nation

“More back story on Henry? Family, education, something beyond football and military?” - Virginia Rawak Bruce

4) Name That Tune

”So, if we were to climb into Walt’s truck, the Silver Bullet, what would we find in the CD player?” - Chet Carlson

5) Valentine’s Day

“Is there a real Vic “The Terror” Moretti?” - Nora Lou Wilson

6) Which Walt?

“Has your vision of Walt changed since your first story now that there is a face to Walt (in the form of Robert Taylor)? Robert put so much into the character that when I read the stories now, I picture him.” - Bryan Hall

7) More, Please?

“Not that I’m greedy, but have you considered additional series? So, we get two Craig Johnson books a year? Any character knocking around in your head, trying to get out?” - Meg E. Dobson

8) It’s the Mileage

“What time period does the Longmire series occur? It appears to be in the present, yet that would make Walt 69 years old if he was born in 1950, based on him going to Vietnam at age 18. So, I am having problems reconciling the time period and Walt’s age.” - Kelly Sumerton Krochmalny

9) Bringing the Thunder

How did you meet Marcus Red Thunder? And do you think you / Walt would have had such a spiritual connection to all things in nature and people if it wasn’t for that relationship?” - Liz King

10) Cinéma Vérité

“Is there a storyline that you’d like to see turned into a movie? Or an episode when Longmire relaunches (fingers-crossed)? I’m currently listening to An Obvious Fact and I’d love to see this one on screen.” - Beaner Krenk

11) Overaged, Overweight, Overly Depressed…

“Now that you and all of us readers know Walt, is there anything that you would have wanted different about him, but cannot change at this point?” - Nancy Swaney Moss

12) On The Scent

“I am curious how Walt would have come upon Jo Malone perfume, if he is the one who bought it for Martha. How did Martha find it in such a small town as Durant?” - Sami Long Kopelman

13) Grand Larceny

“T.S. Eliot said, “Good writers borrow, GREAT writers steal.” Who do you like to steal from and why?” - Ry Brooks

14) Headstrong

“Forgive me if someone has asked this before. I have some small understanding of what happened to Walt’s grandfather, but will we ever know more about what happened to his mom and dad?” - Terry Anastassiou

15) Shortcuts

“Will there be more like “Wait For Signs”? Really enjoy the short stories as well. Wish more authors would publish these nubs of ideas.” - Steve Williams

16) Own Recognizance

“You’re pretty much a (for want of a better term) ‘celebrity’ writer now, but there must have been a time when you weren’t. Can you recall the time when you realized that you had gone from a relatively unknown writer to a celebrity, and how did that feel? - Carolyn McGill

17) You Can’t Go Home Again

“Why does Walt not live on his family land? Is there a back story short on the making about Walt’s younger years? As in the missing years?” - Nita Reinhold

18) Sharp-Dressed Man

“I feel like Columbo. Just one more question. I saw Craig at an event, and he is highly entertaining. My only complaint is that it was over WAY too soon. He took a question about his boots, and went through everything a cowboy wears, and it was very informative. Would he review all of that with the group? - Robert Lang

19) A Man And His Dog

“Craig, I am crazy about Dog. This may sound like a 7-year-old writing to Santa, but would you consider a Christmas story featuring this much loved and oh so wise character?” - Marnie Patterson Leonard

20) A Soldier, An Indian, and a Writer Walk Into a Bar…

“I’m assuming from the title of your next book, The Next To Last Stand, that you had to do a lot of research, is that something you enjoy?” - John Sothen

21) The Final Chapter

“Have you mapped out the story of Walt and comp or do you go with the flow? Do you have an ending in mind?” - Mary Jane Spice

22) Old Schooled

“Could you possibly learn to write with both hands so we could get two new books a year?” - Tim Goncharoff

23) Reaffirmation

“How did Judy feel when you killed off Martha before even beginning the story? Did you promise her a reincarnation as Vic? Walt is so much you… Vic is so much Judy, was Martha the sadness that had potential to be lightened with Vic?” - Pamela Murphy

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© Craig Johnson All Rights Reserved

Author Of
The second version of feedback from author Craig Johnson to weekly questions about the Longmire literary universe. Simply click on any title to read Craig’s answer.

1) Islands In The Stream

“Craig has mentioned the inspiration for many of the characters. We know there is a real Busy Bee. How close are the descriptions to the original? Is there an inspiration for the Red Pony and the White Buffalo cafe?” - Robert Lang

2) Coming Attractions

“Are there other, possibly intriguing projects on the horizon?” - Janet Washer

3) Cheyenne Nation

“More back story on Henry? Family, education, something beyond football and military?” - Virginia Rawak Bruce

4) Name That Tune

”So, if we were to climb into Walt’s truck, the Silver Bullet, what would we find in the CD player?” - Chet Carlson

5) Valentine’s Day

“Is there a real Vic “The Terror” Moretti?” - Nora Lou Wilson

6) Which Walt?

“Has your vision of Walt changed since your first story now that there is a face to Walt (in the form of Robert Taylor)? Robert put so much into the character that when I read the stories now, I picture him.” - Bryan Hall

7) More, Please?

“Not that I’m greedy, but have you considered additional series? So, we get two Craig Johnson books a year? Any character knocking around in your head, trying to get out?” - Meg E. Dobson

8) It’s the Mileage

“What time period does the Longmire series occur? It appears to be in the present, yet that would make Walt 69 years old if he was born in 1950, based on him going to Vietnam at age 18. So, I am having problems reconciling the time period and Walt’s age.” - Kelly Sumerton Krochmalny

9) Bringing the Thunder

How did you meet Marcus Red Thunder? And do you think you / Walt would have had such a spiritual connection to all things in nature and people if it wasn’t for that relationship?” - Liz King

10) Cinéma Vérité

“Is there a storyline that you’d like to see turned into a movie? Or an episode when Longmire relaunches (fingers-crossed)? I’m currently listening to An Obvious Fact and I’d love to see this one on screen.” - Beaner Krenk

11) Overaged, Overweight, Overly Depressed…

“Now that you and all of us readers know Walt, is there anything that you would have wanted different about him, but cannot change at this point?” - Nancy Swaney Moss

12) On The Scent

“I am curious how Walt would have come upon Jo Malone perfume, if he is the one who bought it for Martha. How did Martha find it in such a small town as Durant?” - Sami Long Kopelman

13) Grand Larceny

“T.S. Eliot said, “Good writers borrow, GREAT writers steal.” Who do you like to steal from and why?” - Ry Brooks

14) Headstrong

“Forgive me if someone has asked this before. I have some small understanding of what happened to Walt’s grandfather, but will we ever know more about what happened to his mom and dad?” - Terry Anastassiou

15) Shortcuts

“Will there be more like “Wait For Signs”? Really enjoy the short stories as well. Wish more authors would publish these nubs of ideas.” - Steve Williams

16) Own Recognizance

“You’re pretty much a (for want of a better term) ‘celebrity’ writer now, but there must have been a time when you weren’t. Can you recall the time when you realized that you had gone from a relatively unknown writer to a celebrity, and how did that feel? - Carolyn McGill

17) You Can’t Go Home Again

“Why does Walt not live on his family land? Is there a back story short on the making about Walt’s younger years? As in the missing years?” - Nita Reinhold

18) Sharp-Dressed Man

“I feel like Columbo. Just one more question. I saw Craig at an event, and he is highly entertaining. My only complaint is that it was over WAY too soon. He took a question about his boots, and went through everything a cowboy wears, and it was very informative. Would he review all of that with the group? - Robert Lang

19) A Man And His Dog

“Craig, I am crazy about Dog. This may sound like a 7-year-old writing to Santa, but would you consider a Christmas story featuring this much loved and oh so wise character?” - Marnie Patterson Leonard

20) A Soldier, An Indian, and a Writer Walk

Into a Bar…

“I’m assuming from the title of your next book, The Next To Last Stand, that you had to do a lot of research, is that something you enjoy?” - John Sothen

21) The Final Chapter

“Have you mapped out the story of Walt and comp or do you go with the flow? Do you have an ending in mind?” - Mary Jane Spice

22) Old Schooled

“Could you possibly learn to write with both hands so we could get two new books a year?” - Tim Goncharoff

23) Reaffirmation

“How did Judy feel when you killed off Martha before even beginning the story? Did you promise her a reincarnation as Vic? Walt is so much you… Vic is so much Judy, was Martha the sadness that had potential to be lightened with Vic?” - Pamela Murphy

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