Author Talk: Novelist AD Hopkins
Stuart native AD Hopkins will discuss his book Tuesday, August 13 at 7 pm at Book No Further. The Boys Who Woke Up Early set in the area where Hopkins grew up in Western Virignia, tells the story of "likeable bullshit artist Jack Newcomb [who] dresses like a beat-generation musician and plays pretty good jazz clarinet. Jack draws high school junior Stony Shelor into his fantasy of being a private detective, and the two boys start hanging around the county sheriff’s office ... All the intrigue feels like fun and games to Jack and Stony until a gunfight with a hillbilly boy almost gets them killed."
Hopkins is a graduate of the University of Richmond, worked for newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, and Las Vegas and is a member of the Nevada Press Association's Newspaper Hall of Fame. He is the author of The First 100: Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shaped Las Vegas, and is an authority on early Nevada gunslingers.The Boys Who Woke Up Early is his first novel.
The book is availabe online or in the store.