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Writers of Johnson County

Mar 29, 2022 | Arts & Culture

Writers of Johnson County

Along with all the art Johnson County provides, we also have a collection of writers and published works from local authors. Buffalo is also home to the Johnson County Arts and Humanities Council (JCAHC), who offer a monthly Writers Ink group. Follow our local authors and be in the know when a new release is published!

Gene Gagliano

Eugene M. Gagliano, (pronounced Galiano), is a retired elementary teacher, children’s author, and poet. A native of Niagara Falls, New York, he has been a resident of Buffalo, WY for over 45 years, and taught elementary education for 34 years. Gene, one of over 500 teacher nominations, received one of the ten 2001 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. He has been in Who’s Who in America’s Teachers several times during his career. The local Johnson County IRA awarded him their Celebrate Literacy Award in 2004, and he later received the IRA’s 2004 Wyoming State Literacy Award. Gene and his wife of nearly 50 years, Carol, have four children and six grandchildren.

Gene has published books such as “Secret of the Black Widow” and the well-known “C is for Cowboy” and more.
Connect: Follow Gene on Facebook

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, and his novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Connect: View Craig’s Website

Steve Rzasa

Author Steve Rzasa slays word counts and vanquishes writing goals on a daily basis, a storyteller creating fantastical adventures full of action, humor, and suspense.

Steve grew up in Atco, New Jersey, and started writing stories in grade school. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University, and worked for eight years at newspapers in Maine and Wyoming. He’s been a librarian since 2008, most recently earning his Library Support Staff Certification from the American Library Association in 2014—one of only 135 graduates nationwide and a handful in Wyoming.

He is the technical services librarian in Buffalo, Wyoming, where he lives with his wife and two boys. Steve’s a fan of all things science-fiction and superhero, and is also a student of history.

Connect: View Steve’s Website

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