David E. Hilton

David E. Hilton earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University in 1998. He wrote Kings of Colorado mostly in his apartment’s stairwell just after the birth of his first son. He spends his spare time either writing or training his miniature dachshund to run in the annual Buda Weiner Dog Races. He lives just outside Austin.

Books by this Author

"A heartfelt portrait of young men in a bygone age” (Kirkus Reviews) about troubled boys, wild horses, and the high price of a childhood lost.Thirteen-year-old William Sheppard stabs his abusive father and is sent to the Swope Ranch Boys Reformatory, setting off a string of events that ultimately leads to a horrifying end in the Colorado mountains. Along the way, he befriends three boys who become his surrogate family. Their work together taming horses brings peace, as the boys struggle to...

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Kings of Colorado

Now in paperback, a man reflects on his childhood at a reformatory, where troubles boys care for wild horses as untamed as the boys themselves.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Sometimes life's more about the letting go than it is the holding on.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. "A Prayer For Owen Meany" by Irving
"The Stand" by King
"Of Mice and Men" by Steinbeck
"Harry Potter...." by Rowling (go on, pick one, I dare you!)
"Bunnicula" by James Howe (still read this to my kids!)

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (I love the Pendergast novels)
Stephen King
John Irving
Dennis Lehane
Tess Gerritsen
Lee Child
Jack London

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "I've been planning to write a novel, too."

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Never give up. And READ for crying out loud!

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