Monday, April 30, 2007

Tulsan Michael Wallis Talks Billy the Kid on Book TV

The life and legend of Billy the Kid got multiple airings this weekend when cable television's Book TV featured an interview with Tulsa writer Michael Wallis.

As we have noted in previous posts, Wallis is one of our favorite Tulsa writers. He's produced a stack of books about Oklahoma and the American West, including works on Route 66, the famous 101 Ranch, outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd, Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller, and more. His booming voice has also been heard in ads and in the recent animated film, Cars.

The Book TV interview, conducted by House Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, gave Wallis a chance to explain his take on the life and death of Billy the Kid, one of those mysterious Western characters Americans seem to love. It sounds like a good read. From what Wallis said told Blunt, the book is also getting good reviews and selling very well.

Although he's a native of Missouri, Michael Wallis has made Tulsa proud.

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