Lean on Pete, the film
September 11, 2017

Director Andew Haigh’s Lean on Pete has just screened at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals. Charlie Plummer won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for a Young Performer in Venice for his portrayal of Charley Thompson! Also starring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, and Travis Fimmel, the film is slated for release in February 2018.

The Tenth Anniversary of The Motel Life
December 8, 2016

image4Happy Holidays!
This year marks the tenth anniversary of THE MOTEL LIFE! To celebrate, Nate Beaty, illustrator of TML, has designed a set of ten custom made postcards and a new TML poster. Both are black ink on chipboard paper and look amazing. Thanks Nate! So get your poster and postcards, personally signed copies of Willy’s novels, and receive a free A JOCKEY’S CHRISTMAS CD — the heartwarming tale of an alcoholic, gambleholic, overweight jockey as he comes home for Christmas!

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame
November 7, 2016

Willy’s getting inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame! Exciting news for a man who loves all things Nevada. Here’s the info… The 29th annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame event honors Nevada’s finest authors. This year’s ceremony will take place Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in the Milt Glick Ballroom on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno. This year, the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame will welcome Gailmarie Pahmeier, Reno’s first poet laureate, and Willy Vlautin, song writer and author of four highly-recognized novels.