Mixing pathos and humor in equal measure, Gregory Hill’s East of Denver is an unflinching novel of rural America, a poignant, darkly funny tale about a father and son finding their way together as their home and livelihood inexorably disappears.
-- February, 2013: East of Denver has been optioned for film development by Erin Harper.
Erin produced the 2012 Sundance selection, My Best Day. She grew up in eastern Colorado, forty miles north of my hometown. With her filmmaking experience, dedication to the source material, and familiarity with the region, there is no one in the world better suited to this task than Erin.
Feb 6, 2015 Meeting with the Arno Art Club
August 7, 2014 Book discussion at the Lakewood Library
June 19, 2014 Book discussion at the Conifer Public Library _____________
April 10, 2014 Lunchtime Book Discussion East Morgan County Library in Brush, Colorado
October 2, 2013 Rocky Mountain Skyline Bookstore Association Annual Conference
August 1, 2013 Meeting with the Bodacious Bookies Book Club
June 21, 2013 Colorado Book Award Celebration East of Denver receives the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction. Video proof, courtesy of Mark Stevens:
May 16, 2013 Reading/discussion/various assorted whatnotism M12 Feed Store in Byers, Colorado
May 14-18, 2012 Colegio Roosevelt Lima, Peru
Book-writing lectures, metal sculptures, and rock and roll for the wonderful students and staff of Colegio Roosevelt with my super-wonderful wife, Maureen.
October 15, 2011 Big Feed Yuma, Colorado Book-reading at a groovy art-of-the rural symposium/BBQ party in the wonderful town of Yuma.