• Cottonwood Collective (map)
  • 230 North 2nd East Street
  • Mountain Home, ID, 83647
  • United States

The Mountain Home Arts Council invites you to attend a

Reading and Book Signing with Idaho author

Brian Spaulding

@ Cottonwood Collective

Friday, August 25, 2017

6 pm to 8 pm


The Cottonwood Collective and Elmore Books & More, in partnership with the Mountain Home Arts Council, will host a reading & book signing for Southwestern Idaho author Brian Spaulding on Friday, August 25, at 6 to 8 pm, with a reading and Q&A at 6:30 pm. Come meet the author and get a signed copy of his western El Diablo con Pistola: the story of Jacob Walker in his own words.

About the novel:

The Story of Jacob Walker “El Diablo con Pistola” is a fiction but Jacob could have been any one’s grandfather, an individual of very believable qualities, not a super hero of bronze or steel but a man who bleed when wounded, felt pain in his heart at the loss of a loved one or a need for revenge when those he loved were wronged. The story starts with Jacob, a fun loving twelve-year-old leaving Texas with his family and friends, heading west looking for more elbow room and follows his life’s journey with the women that he loves and the magnificent horses that he raises and races. Along the way he learns that it is necessary to fight sometimes for what is his and what he believes in. Jacob’s story does not stop at New Mexico or California but covers much of the western United States. It is set in a time that has been cast as romantic and maybe it was but it was also brutal for a few caught at the wrong moment or place, a place called “The Old West”. So come along with me, saddle your horse, be prepared to roll your bedroll out on the hard and cold ground at the end of a day’s work and by all means don’t hesitate to look over your shoulder for that Indian outlaw or grizzle bear that is stalking you. If you are lucky, you may live to return home to the arms of a loved one and watch the sun set and if the night doesn’t bring something to turn your hair white maybe you will see the sunrise. If you survive you will ride the fastest horses in the west and experience the west as it once was.

About the author:

Brian Spaulding is a fourth generation Idaho cowboy, an avid horseman and professional pilot having logged over twelve thousand hours fighting fire, crop dusting and flying the wilderness of Idaho. A former Marine, he now lives in Southwest Idaho, where he and his wife raise horses and grandkids.

About the Cottonwood Collective with Elmore Books & More:

The mission of the Cottonwood Collective (230 N. 2nd E. St., Mountain Home) is to promote the work of local artisans and provide the community a welcoming place to purchase exceptional gifts and discerning fine art; to create a comfortable place to gather and to learn through classes, events, and shared conversations. Elmore Books & More sells new and used books. For more information, contact the Cottonwood Collective at 587-6659.

About MHAC:

The Mountain Home Arts Council entertains, enriches, and educates the community by promoting and presenting varied artistic and cultural events. For our full season of events or other information, please visit our website, www.mharts.org, find us on Facebook or call the Arts Council office at 587-3706.