On June 25th, 2011, Michael greeted readers at Gilcrease Museum and read from his three new books, The Wild West: 365 Days, David Crockett: The Lion of the West and Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd.
Near the edge of the earth in the low country of South Carolina on an island sculpted by wind and waves they found a special place.
Cars Land is due to open at the Disney California Adventure Park in the summer of 2012. This 12-acre recreation of the town of Radiator Springs will feature several of the Cars characters, including the Sheriff as voiced by Michael Wallis.
Michael Wallis digs a new fort with pals Johnnie Hofer, standing with shovel, and the Spinks brothers, 1955.
Posted on June 25th, 2011 in Videos
Michael reads an excerpt from his new book “David Crockett: The Lion of the West.”
Way out west on a stretch of varicose concrete two-lane, stained from the vermilion earth of surrounding wheat fields, a man clad in supple leathers and faded denim slips outside and welcomes the Oklahoma morning.
Michael Wallis and fellow author Marian Clark at the Corner Cafe, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Posted on June 18th, 2011 in Videos
Michael reads the prologue from his book “Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride.”
As I travel this land I witness cities coming back to life. I see buildings of value with architectural merit and historic significance saved and recycled. I hear more and more voices speaking up for the built environment, for preservation, for honoring our history and culture. I listen to children and adults of all ages who truly care about saving the past, protecting what is left today, and who also are committed to fight the good fight in the future.
“The Spinners,” Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jan. 1, 1970.
Michael reads an excerpt from his book “Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation: Writings from America’s Heartland” about one of his favorite meals, barbecue.
As a writer my job is to depict life and its events in the way I see them. I need to stay in tune with everything going on around me. I have to feel what others do not feel. I have to see what others do not see.