Two authors launch new books at the Williams Lake Library

Two authors with great tales to tell about pioneering in the Cariboo-Chilcotin will introduce their new books at a joint launch Nov. 7

Two authors with great tales to tell about pioneering in the Cariboo-Chilcotin will introduce their new books at a joint launch at the Williams Lake Library, Thursday, Nov. 7

The slide show and story-telling will begin at 7 p.m.

After more than a year of collaborating, co-writers Corky Williams and Sage Birchwater are celebrating the release of Corky’s story Corky Williams: Cowboy Poet of the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Originally from a ranching family in West Texas, Corky Williams and his wife, Jeanine  moved from Los Angeles, where Corky was pursuing a career in theatre acting to Anahim Lake where they dove headlong into wilderness ranching.

Over the years Corky has performed his spoken word stories and poetry across the province, and acted in many plays around the U.S.

Author John Schreiber, who now lives in Victoria, recently published his third book, The Junction.

The Junction, takes the reader on a journey into the hidden corners of BC’s Cariboo Chilcotin, where Schreiber observes and describes a land of mountains and old trails, coyotes and bighorn sheep, First Nations, homesteaders, ranchers and the stories of long ago.

Schreiber, Williams and Birchwater will all be available to discuss their new works, accompanied with a slideshow. Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing.

Birchwater and Williams will also be on the road the following week with book signings at the Alexis Creek library Nov. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. and the next day, Nov. 13 at Donna’s Place Cafe in Anahim Lake from 1 to 3 p.m.