A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH LEE BARNES, AUTHOR OF THE GAMBLER’S APPRENTICE
The Gambler’s Apprentice tells the story of a teenage boy growing up in Texas during desperate times. Willy, wise and capable beyond his years, learns the gambler’s trade and experiences adventures that demand quick wits—and sometimes violent actions. This is a multi-layered story, full of Old West motifs such as cattle-rustling and gunfights along with more modern twists.
H. Lee Barnes is an award-winning short-story writer and author of three previous novels, three short-story collections and two nonfiction books. He was inducted into the Nevada Writer’s Hall of Fame in 2009, and in 2013 he received an award for excellence in the arts from the Vietnam Veterans of America for his writings on Vietnam. Barnes teaches English and creative writing at the College of Southern Nevada.