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True West Magazine 20th Anniversary Celebration


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Come on over to the Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of True West Magazine being in the best damn town in the West! Come meet True West’s Bob Boze Bell, Marshall Trimble and Janna Bommersbach – each will tell a tale or two straight out of the Old West.

Seating is limited: RSVP at https://dfla.org/events/true-west/ or call 480-488-2286

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to Jan 4

NATURE: Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral INVITATIONAL


I’m privileged to be part of this Invitational which will showcase two of my original works of art featuring Geronimo - one is of the cover below titled “Geronimo The Fearless War Leader” framed and ready to hang. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 – you are most welcome to come by and meet the artists between 10 am and 4 pm.

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My newest book “The Illustrated Life And Times Of Geronimo” will be hot off the press and I’ll have a copy that you can thumb through.

Going forward, gallery hours for this show will be By-Appointment-Only. To make arrangements, contact via email ken@edmellgallery.com or by phone 602-357-7333. The exhibition will be up through Saturday, January 4, 2020.

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to Jun 22

REGISTER to ATTEND: Western Writers of America Convention


Founded in 1953, Western Writers of America, Inc. promotes the writings of traditional Western historians as well as fiction and non-fiction authors with an interest in regional history.

I’ll be part of the following panel on June 19 - 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Historical Photography: The Agony and Ecstasy of Image Research and Use in the Publishing Industry 

Moderator: Stuart Rosebrook. Panelists: Bob Boze Bell, Chris Enss, Steve Friesen, John Langellier

For writers of all genres, historical photography is a cornerstone of research, storytelling and, in many instances, inspiration.  Join the panel in a discussion on the use of historical photography.

Please visit  https://westernwritersofamerica.wildapricot.org/event-2987336 for the most current updates to this preliminary schedule.

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BBB BOOK SIGNING at Adams Museum, DEADWOOD, South Dakota

In celebration of Wild Bill Days in Deadwood, I will be signing copies of my newest book “The Illustrated Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok”. Chock full of great art, rare photos, authoritative history, and that unique dose of Boze whimsy that True West Magazine readers have come to expect. A must have addition to every Western collection.


Adams Museum; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; admission by donation. Please call 605-722-4800 for more information.

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HISTORY ON THE LAWN at Historic Adams House, DEADWOOD, South Dakota



Hear author Bob Boze Bell give the inside skinny on the man who created the prototype of the Western gunfighter and talk about the genesis of the legend and who benefited the most. Bell will also get into the weeds about the HBO® Deadwood series and who actually deserves credit for creating that world. Hint: it wasn't who you think it was!

Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

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to May 5

GET SOME KICKS at the Annual Route 66 Fun Run - May 3-4-5, 2019!


Come for a fun packed weekend of camaraderie, cars and celebrations of the American icon...Route 66.  Participants and attendees from all over the world along with the just about any vehicles on wheels are expected. As Grand Marshall, I will be in the lead car leaving Seligman at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 4 heading for Kingman.


Between 2:00 and 4:00 pm, I’ll be at the Powerhouse Visitors Center for a book signing. I’ll be bringing in three of my most popular illustrated books about the life and times of gunfighters: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Wild Bill Hickok as well as True West Moments.  Currently, copies of “The 66 Kid”, all about my growing up on the mother road are available at the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Gift Shop; be sure to view my exhibition of the same name in the Museum.

For more information https://www.historic66az.com/

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Lecture – Bob Boze Bell – The Truth About Our Crazy Arizona Legends

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN MUSEUM presents Bob Boze Bell speaking out about “The Truth”: What do these Arizona legends have in common?: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Big Nose Kate, Billy the Kid, Geronimo, The Apache Kid, Olive Oatman, The Great Western and Marshall Trimble. Bob promises “I know quite a bit about all of them and I’ve written books about most of them. The rest I will just make up.”

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to Feb 28

True Westerner Award & Doc Holliday Exhibition

True West Magazine Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell and Publisher Ken Amorosano will present the 2019 True Westerner Award to American screenwriter, producer and television series creator John Fusco, perhaps best known for Young Guns and Young Guns II at the Cattle Track Arts Compound reception on January 24.

 Bob Boze Bell will also launch the brand new 3rd edition of "The Illustrated Life And Times Of Doc Holliday" and seventeen of BBB’s original gouache paintings featuring Doc Holliday will be on exhibition through March 31. Cattle Track Arts Compound, 6105 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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