Readers Choice & Carson City
April 22, 2015

Thanks to everyone who voted for The Free for the Oregon Book Awards Readers Choice Award! Willy was thrilled to win the award and is so grateful to everyone who voted.

In honor of National Library Week and Capital City Reads, Willy is heading back to his home state of Nevada to talk about his first novel, The Motel Life, at the Carson City Library on Friday, April 24 @ 6:30pm. The library will also be screening the film version of the novel on April 23.

Oregon Book Awards
February 15, 2015

The Free is a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction! The Oregon Book Awards are presented each spring by Literary Arts. Finalists also qualify for the Readers Choice Award, which is selected by YOU.

Please vote for Willy & The Free! (click the link, scroll down to Readers Choice and follow the link to vote)

Winners will be announced April 13 in a ceremony at the Gerding Theater in Portland, OR.

Upcoming Festivals & The Roundup!
August 7, 2014

Sorry it’s been a while since we updated the site… Willy has been busy touring with The Delines and working on novel #5. We are very excited to announce that Willy is making the literary festival rounds this summer, beginning with Edinburgh International Book Festival August 19-20, then Melbourne¬†Writers Festival August 30-31, and Brisbane Writers Festival September 3-7. Then it’s back to the States for a Richmond Fontaine micro-tour: The Pendleton Roundup (at Great Pacific) on September 13, and then at Portland’s World Famous Kenton Club on September 18! These are going to be great gigs! The RF boys will pull out all the cow-punk stops at the Roundup! Hope to see you there!