A set of nearly weekly questions from the Longmire Book Club answered by author Craig Johnson about the Longmire literary universe. Simply click on any title to read Craig’s answer which will open in a new window.

#26 Boarding School Blues

“In Daughter of the Morning Star, the photo of the young ones at the school was faded except for the one face. Did that mean that the one person is still alive?” - Mary Murray

#25: “And The Horse You Rode In On”

“Idea: A story or book from the perspective of Walt’s horse.” - Jane Dusek

#24 Soothing the Savage Beast

“I discovered the music of Phillip Aaberg because of a reference you made in an interview. Do you create different musical set-lists for each book you write?” - Janet Yager

#23 Up on the Rooftop

“You have often said that people in real life end up in your stories. Who was your inspiration for the character Geo Stewart in Junkyard Dogs? That is perhaps the most-read story in my collection. I love laughing out loud. And also, did the chimney, roof, rope to the car and somebody being dragged from the back end of the car really happen to someone you know?” - Ingrid De Groot Mannisto

#22 – “Jefferson Had An Airplane?”

I will add to the question about the music in Craig’s books. In The Western Star, Grace Slick makes an appearance. Music is obviously important to Craig. When you add certain songs/characters to your books is it a spur of the moment decision or planned in advance? - Tim Sager

#21 Sweets for the Sweet

Why did you choose Mallo Cups as Virgil’s calling card? - Scott McCreery

#20 On the Beach

Will there be a book about Walt on a December vacation with Vic on the Caribbean Island and getting drawn into something? Maybe include a little voodoo … Do you have an “idea folder” where you jot down little ideas, sayings, quotes that may (or may not) fit some future story? If so, how full is it? - Randy Murphy

#19 Beautiful Downtown Hatch

Do Walt and Vic ever get to Hatch, New Mexico like he always wants to do? - Mary Negus

#18 Things That Go Bump In The Night

I have seen a theme of visions and spirits in your stories, beginning with The Cold Dish. I love it, and it appears the theme is getting more intense -- especially in Daughter Of The Morning Star. Does this have anything to do with Walt’s deep connection with the land and the Cheyenne? - Liz Snair

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A set of nearly weekly questions from the Longmire Book Club answered by author Craig Johnson about the Longmire literary universe. Simply click on any title to read Craig’s answer which will open in a new window.

#26 Boarding School Blues

“In Daughter of the Morning Star, the photo of the young ones at the school was faded except for the one face. Did that mean that the one person is still alive?” - Mary Murray

#25: “And The Horse You Rode In On”

“Idea: A story or book from the perspective of Walt’s horse.” - Jane Dusek

#24 Soothing the Savage Beast

“I discovered the music of Phillip Aaberg because of a reference you made in an interview. Do you create different musical set-lists for each book you write?” - Janet Yager

#23 Up on the Rooftop

“You have often said that people in real life end up in your stories. Who was your inspiration for the character Geo Stewart in Junkyard Dogs? That is perhaps the most- read story in my collection. I love laughing out loud. And also, did the chimney, roof, rope to the car and somebody being dragged from the back end of the car really happen to someone you know?” - Ingrid De Groot Mannisto

#22 – “Jefferson Had An Airplane?”

I will add to the question about the music in Craig’s books. In The Western Star, Grace Slick makes an appearance. Music is obviously important to Craig. When you add certain songs/characters to your books is it a spur of the moment decision or planned in advance? - Tim Sager

#21 Sweets for the Sweet

Why did you choose Mallo Cups as Virgil’s calling card? - Scott McCreery

#20 On the Beach

Will there be a book about Walt on a December vacation with Vic on the Caribbean Island and getting drawn into something? Maybe include a little voodoo … Do you have an “idea folder” where you jot down little ideas, sayings, quotes that may (or may not) fit some future story? If so, how full is it? - Randy Murphy

#19 Beautiful Downtown Hatch

Do Walt and Vic ever get to Hatch, New Mexico like he always wants to do? - Mary Negus

#18 Things That Go Bump In The Night

I have seen a theme of visions and spirits in your stories, beginning with The Cold Dish. I love it, and it appears the theme is getting more intense -- especially in Daughter Of The Morning Star. Does this have anything to do with Walt’s deep connection with the land and the Cheyenne? - Liz Snair

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© Craig Johnson All Rights Reserved

Author Of
A set of nearly weekly questions from the Longmire Book Club answered by author Craig Johnson about the Longmire literary universe. Simply click on any title to read Craig’s answer which will open in a new window.

#26 Boarding School Blues

“In Daughter of the Morning Star, the photo of the young ones at the school was faded except for the one face. Did that mean that the one person is still alive?” - Mary Murray

#25: “And The Horse You Rode In On”

“Idea: A story or book from the perspective of Walt’s horse.” - Jane Dusek

#24 Soothing the Savage Beast

“I discovered the music of Phillip Aaberg because of a reference you made in an interview. Do you create different musical set-lists for each book you write?” - Janet Yager

#23 Up on the Rooftop

“You have often said that people in real life end up in your stories. Who was your inspiration for the character Geo Stewart in Junkyard Dogs? That is perhaps the most-read story in my collection. I love laughing out loud. And also, did the chimney, roof, rope to the car and somebody being dragged from the back end of the car really happen to someone you know?” - Ingrid De Groot Mannisto

#22 – “Jefferson Had An Airplane?”

I will add to the question about the music in Craig’s books. In The Western Star, Grace Slick makes an appearance. Music is obviously important to Craig. When you add certain songs/characters to your books is it a spur of the moment decision or planned in advance? - Tim Sager

#21 Sweets for the Sweet

Why did you choose Mallo Cups as Virgil’s calling card? - Scott McCreery

#20 On the Beach

Will there be a book about Walt on a December vacation with Vic on the Caribbean Island and getting drawn into something? Maybe include a little voodoo … Do you have an “idea folder” where you jot down little ideas, sayings, quotes that may (or may not) fit some future story? If so, how full is it? - Randy Murphy

#19 Beautiful Downtown Hatch

Do Walt and Vic ever get to Hatch, New Mexico like he always wants to do? - Mary Negus

#18 Things That Go Bump In The Night

I have seen a theme of visions and spirits in your stories, beginning with The Cold Dish. I love it, and it appears the theme is getting more intense -- especially in Daughter Of The Morning Star. Does this have anything to do with Walt’s deep connection with the land and the Cheyenne? - Liz Snair

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