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Novelist Bouman to speak Tuesday

Staff report

A book editor and musician-turned law student and author, Tom Bouman is in Woody Creek for the month of June as Aspen Words latest writer-in-residence. Author of the mystery “Dry Bones in the Valley,” Bouman is working on the a sequel and a third book in a planned series.

Bouman will read from his work and discuss his writing process at a free event on Tuesday at the Woody Creek Community Center. Free copies of “Dry Bones in the Valley” are available through the Aspen Words Catch & Release program, with pick-up locations at the Red Brick Building in Aspen and at the Woody Creek Community Center.

“Dry Bones in the Valley” takes place in a rural township, not dissimilar from Bouman’s own home in the Pennsylvanian countryside. When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse, Officer Henry Farrell begins a murder investigation that threatens to tear his sleepy community apart. Bouman did extensive research on forensics, police procedure, hydro-fracking and the drug trade to create utterly convincing characters and setting.

Tuesday’s event runs from 6 to 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.


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