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Longmire Lives!

Longmire Lives!


Lonmire Netflix

Fans of Craig Johnson and his character Sheriff Longmire were pretty vocal when A&E announced it would cancel the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3.  Well, weep not – Longmire will live on at the hands of Netflix, who nabbed the rights to the fourth season with ten new episodes arriving in 2015.

Longmire fans’ dedication to saving the show paid off.  A&Es cancellation of the series triggered one of the biggest outpourings of fan support ever for an axed TV series. The cast members, led by Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff, have all made their deals for Season 4, picking up moments after season three’s explosive finale.

Craig Johnson tweeted his pleasure at the series pickup, writing, “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. Old Mexican proverb.”

If you haven’t had the pleasure – read Craig Johnson’s Longmire series – “simply the best in western fiction.”


Craig Johnson VJ Books Author of the Month October 2014

Ask Craig Johnson – Are Longmire fans too old?

Craig JohnsonCraig Johnson’s latest Longmire book WAIT FOR SIGNS releases this month, and as a long time fan of the series I can hardly wait (no pun intended).

The three seasons of LONGMIRE on A&E helped to solidify the fan base. Robert Taylor portrayed Sheriff Longmire with style and grace. Lou Diamond Phillips rocked as the sheriff’s oldest and closest friend and confidant, Henry Standing Bear, and Katee Sackhoff was ideally cast as Longmire’s deputy, Vic Morelli.

So why would A&E cancel Longmire, its second-most popular show behind “Duck Dynasty,” averaging 5.6 million viewers? Are you ready? Because the viewers are too old! Unfortunately for “Longmire,” it has the wrong audience. A&E said it pulled the plug on “Longmire” because it appeals primarily to older viewers – networks are all trying to be younger and have edgy shows that attract a lot of attention.

Longmire CastThat is baffling to Greer Shephard, the executive producer of “Longmire,” who said , “It is hard for me to believe that you are not able to monetize one of your highest-rated show . . . “you don’t just flush 5.6 million people.” The producers are shopping the series to other networks, and we hope they find a new home soon.

You can show your support for Longmire by joining the posse – The Longmire Posse Rides – join them on Twitter and on Facebook, with the hashtag #LongLiveLongmire, or let Craig know how you feel on Facebook ( Check out the posse’s progress here.

Wait for Signs by Craig JohnsonThe good news is that Longmire is still very alive in the creative mind of Craig Johnson. WAIT FOR SIGNS brings us 12 Longmire short stories in a single volume—with an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips.

Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form.

Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories—and one entirely new story, “Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns”—for the very first time in a single volume, regular trade hardcover. With glimpses of Walt’s past from the incident in “Ministerial Aide,” when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious “Messenger,” where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan’s shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

Signed copies of WAIT FOR SIGNS are available at VJ Books who is proud to feature Craig Johnson as an Author of the Month, with special pricing on many of his Longmire stories.


Upcoming books from Lawrence Block, Greg Rucka, James Huston, Chuck Palahnuik, Sarah Waters, Craig Johnson, Glen David Gold and Peter De Jonge

We are pleased to bring you great new titles by some wonderful authors.  Larwrence Block, Greg Rucka,  and James Huston have been some of our top selling authors for years, and what could we possibly say about a new Chuck Palahnuik title except “stand back!”   The Little Stranger, is the eagerly anticipated fifth novel by Sarah Waters

I just read, and greatly enjoyed Craig Johnson’s Another Man’s Moccasins, and am looking forward to spending more time with Sheriff Longmire in The Dark Horse.
In 2001 Glen David Gold rocked the publishing world with Carter Beats the Devil.  He’s back with Sunnyside, a novel about Charlie Chaplin and the rise of Hollywood.  This book is sure to be in high demand.

Peter De Jonge steps out of James Patterson’s shadow with an edgy, electrifying, dark and riveting debut, Shadows Still Remain.

 So the buzz has begun with the announcement that Dan Brown‘s The Lost Symbol is to be released on September 15th.  With a mega first run of 5 million copies the publisher is pumping truckloads of money hyping this book, riding on what’s left of the Da Vinci Code success, right on the tail of the spring release of Angels and Demons the movie.  We are not sure whether we will be able to offer signed copies of this title, but will certainly let you know when we do. 
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Read an interview with Craig Johnson (The Dark Horse-May ’09)

Craig Johnson’s The Dark Horse is his fifth contemporary mystery featuring Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire.

What would you want everyone to know about Walt’s home state of Wyoming?

It’s diverse, and even if there are only 535,000 of us, it’s not as square as it looks, culturally or physically. We get called “the big empty,” but open places tend to draw in the interesting.

What made you decide to set The Dark Horse outside of Walt’s jurisdiction?

I overheard a conversation in a Wyoming sheriff’s office when one sheriff called another to see if he’d mind if he came into the other sheriff’s county and took a look around—it concerned a case he was working on. Now, as an ex-cop pretty familiar with the fiefdoms that can result out of jurisdictional application, I was curious to see how this other sheriff would respond. The sheriff in whose office I was sitting put his hand over (more…)