Go Wild in Deadwood This Summer with Angi, E.E., Liz and Amanda

Come hang out with some of your favorite authors and meet new friends at the Wild Deadwood Reads Book Signing and Legendary Events in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Four of our very own crew members will be there: Angi Morgan, E.E. Burke, Jacqui NelsonAmanda McIntyre and Lizbeth Selvig, along with lots of other bestselling authors in all genres. Find our latest short stories in Wild Deadwood Tales, a benefit for the Western Sports Foundation. We'll be signing these books with the other authors involved at the Deadwood rodeo and at some of the events listed below!

Wild Deadwood Reads has grown since year one, with close to 100 authors. To accommodate this bigger and more Legendary event, we're taking over the entire, amenity-packed Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, and we've negotiated a fabulous rate for guest rooms for you from Wednesday through Sunday night, so you can come in early, stay an extra day, or do both!
Deadwood Mountain Grand Our Hotel - the new and upscale Deadwood Mountain Grand


Everything starts Thursday evening, June 7, with a Meet-and-Greet Cocktail Hour on the patio overlooking Deadwood. Check out the view!

View from the Patio View of Deadwood from the Deadwood Mountain Grand.


Get ready to jump onto a luxury motorcoach with authors and other readers on Friday morning for an all-inclusive sightseeing tour including three amazing destinations around the Black Hills. (E.E. Burke and Amanda McIntyre will be two of your sponsors that day!)

Big Thunder Gold Mine Big Thunder Gold Mine

Crazy Horse Monument Crazy Horse Monument
Prairie Berry Winery Prairie Berry Winery


Saturday morning you'll enjoy a hot, delicious Breakfast With the Authors right in our hotel, in the Deadwood Mountain Grand's Event Center. The Wild Deadwood Reads Book Fair begins Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. We'll even have vendor tables where local small businesses will tempt you with everything from hair pretties to chocolate!

During the Book Signing, you'll have the chance to win something fabulous at the Basket Raffle, which will support a local non-profit organization. Authors, cover models, sponsors, and vendors are all very busy dreaming up the perfect goodies to place into a basket to catch your attention! 

Check out our Rodeo Raffle basket! It's worth the trip for these one-on-a-kind finds.


Saturday evening we have The Rodeo! Right in town, it's a gasp-provoking PBR rodeo with the rankest bulls in the territory. We're lucky to have an exclusive VIP Package, Behind the Chutes, where PBR Bullriders and stock contractors will show us how they load the bulls into the chutes, and how the cowboys get themselves settled onto the bulls - for at least 8 seconds! We'll enjoy VIP reserved seating for the rodeo, bus transportation both to and from the rodeo grounds, a special catered dinner, and afterward, we head over to the No. 10 Saloon for a live band at the official after-hours hangout for the bull riders and all the rodeo staff. Get your cameras ready - they love to show off their belt buckles!

There's so much to do and see in Deadwood and all around the area, you'll have a must-see list that'll keep you busy all weekend. And we give you plenty of time to explore on your own! Walking the streets of historic downtown Deadwood, you can easily imagine Wild Bill Hickok tipping his hat as he passes you on the sidewalk. Or Calamity Jane causing a ruckus at a noisy saloon. Or Seth Bullock facing down a gunslinger and sending him on his way to Mount Moriah Cemetery, just up the hill from town. And, well, you don't have to imagine any of this. Deadwood stages free shootouts right on Main Street!


Wild Deadwood Reads Reader Registration is only $10 which includes a handy neck wallet and two more wonderful gifts which are listed for you on the website. Besides being the perfect spot for your phone and other essentials, the neck wallet holds your name tag which allows you to sign up for all the great weekend events listed above, some of which are FREE, or at a greatly reduced price thanks to our author sponsors!

Check out the website http://wilddeadwoodreads.com/ and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wilddeadwoodreads/ to see everything that you can experience!

We're thrilled to be going to Deadwood in June, and we don't want to make sure you don't miss this awesome opportunity.

Have you ever been to the Deadwood area, or is there anything in the area you'd like to see? 


  1. I haven't been there but it sure sounds like my kind of place so fun and a lot of things to see! peggy clayton

  2. WE used to stay in the Franklin Hotel in Deadwood and ski at Terry Peak when I was a kid. (Terry Peak is past Lead)
    We'd always spend New Year's out there. And usually 1 weekend a month during ski season, since it was an 8 hour drive from Sioux Falls to Deadwood. I do remember being out there in April one year and it was so hot my dad skied shirtless and some girls wore their bikinis. Yikes!
    The town has changed a lot since I was there!