Old West Author Chris Enss Coming to WWU

Holster your guns and put on your cowboy hats! Chris Enss, award-Author Chris Ensswinning author and screenwriter, is coming to William Woods University on Jan. 14.


Enss of Grass Valley, Calif., has written for television, short subject feature films and standup comedians. She is also the author and co-author of more than 20 books filled with true stories about men and women of the old west.


At 4 p.m. in the Library Auditorium, Enss will discuss her writing process and unique work experiences, as well as share a few of her favorite stories.


She has co-authored books, “The Cowboy and the Senorita-A Biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans,” “The Young Duke-The Early life of John Wayne” and “Thunder Over the Prairie-The True Story of a Murder and a Manhunt by the Greatest Posse of All Time,”with Howard Kazanjian, an American film producer and non-fiction author.


She has also co-authored books about various women of the old west with JoAnn Chartier, an award-winning painter, sculptor, print-maker and published writer.


“She’s an incredibly talented woman,” said the author’s niece, Nickol Enss, secretary of Sigma Tau Delta and an English major at WWU. “Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to follow in her foot steps and do something with writing when I grew up. I think those who attend the event will find her to be just as fascinating as I do because she’s funny and a great storyteller.”


Enss will speak at 4 p.m. in the Library Auditorium at WWU. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the WWU Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the university’s English Honors Society.  


For more information, contact Dr. Katricia Pierson, Sigma Tau Delta advisor, at 573-592-1107 or katricia.pierson@williamwoods.edu.


CUTLINE:  Chris Enss in one of the costumes she wears to book signings.