As most L’Amour fans know already… #powerinwords
Ever wonder how Louis came up with The Sacketts series, or what he wanted to accomplish with the stories? Listen to Louis discuss this himself!
For Beau L’Amour, creating a cover is never about “showing a scene” from the story. Capturing the essence of the whole novel or what makes it different from the others is much more important.
Here’s one that has it ALL! Gregg Manchess doing classic N.C. Wyeth-like pirates, great diagonals, non “western” so it jumps out of a pack of westerns at you and makes you have to look and see what the story might be about.
With luck a distinctive cover can show a fan if he or she already has the book, it can help educate a reader about aspects of the story that are not obvious and it can help capture a new reader who wouldn’t have picked up a book with a more typical cover.
Strange Pursuit was the first Louis L’Amour Audio Book recorded by Bantam Audio Publishing (now Random House Audio Publishing). Before, there had only been books for the blind produced by the Library of Congress.
Strange Pursuit was Dramatized, meaning it had a cast of five and was produced in a style adapted from the Classic Radio Dramas from the early 20th Century. The story featured the character of Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie … who would go on to appear in 18 other Dramatized Audios.
To an 8 year old we know everything
To an 18 year old we know nothing
Around the age of 28 they know what we know
and what Louis so eloquently states … “The little I have learned only shows me how very much there is to learn.”
Ever wonder what Louis thought about some of his contemporary writers?… In this video he discussed how some of the greats wrote, and how he believed one could conquer writer’s block!
Words to live by!
We wanted to share with you a RARE audio recording from Louis. A lot of times, Louis would take a tape recorder with him to record his travels, and make notes for potential story locations. In this audio, Louis takes his family on a hike around Colorado, and discusses his inspiration for The Haunted Mesa story!
Beau, remembering his father… “Life with Louis was a good deal of fun… He liked to get up before anyone else in the house, he had some sort of macho thing about it. But then he would start feeling lonely … soon he was playing practical jokes on us to get us out of bed. The most obnoxious one I can recall was to put a sound effect record of steam railroad trains on the record player and turn it up really loud. It never failed to get us all putting pillows over our ears and yelling, “Dad! Knock it off!” Read more: http://louislamour.com/f1/fb_QandA-05.htm
The L’Amour family, friends, and community proudly stand with those who have served and those who are serving right now. Thank you for all you have sacrificed for this great nation. You truly are the brave!
Happy Memorial Day.