"Finding Hank," a new book by John Erickson, coming November 8th!

Thursday, October 03, 2019 | By Nikki, Maverick Books staff

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Howdy, Hank fans! 

We have some exciting news to share!! This November 8th, Finding Hank, a new book by John R. Erickson will be released for sale! It's a wonderfully fun and interesting behind-the-scenes look at the Hank the Cowdog collection, told in question-and-answer form, featuring the most often asked questions Hank readers have had over the past 37 years! And, we know you're going to love it!!

Read what Mr. Erickson said about it in a recent interview with the Midland Reporter-Telegram

Erickson: “Finding Hank” will be coming out in about two weeks. This is more of a collectible book. Over the years, I’ve had so many questions by fans about the books, and I’ve never had the chance to answer those in the details they deserve. I wanted to do a book where I had the time to talk about the subject people want to hear about and give some of my own biography and illustrator’s Gerald Holmes story who passed just recently.

MRT: Why was now the time to do that book?

Erickson: I would get real letters and answer by hand, and I took pride in that. But with all the questions, I’ve never been able to go into great length. I actually wrote this about two, three years ago. But I hadn’t done this kind of book before and now, after 37 years, we’re into second- and third-generation readers.

MRT: What one question do you always get?

Erickson: They ask if Hank was a real dog or my dog. He was an Australian shepherd who lived on a ranch when I was working as a cowboy, and he really thought he was head of ranch security.

MRT: Do you see or think Hank has changed over the course of all your books?

Erickson: What an interesting question. I don’t know if the character has changed, but I think my way of writing has. I’m more conscious of timing and placing that can increase the interest and drama, and I’ve added an awful lot of characters.

More information to come! And, keep checking back here for updates and contest announcements!

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