A big part of my childhood was spent in the library reading everything I could get my little hands on. One of my favorites was Hank The Cowdog.

This Saturday (11/16) in Canyon and Amarillo, the guy behind one of my favorite series of books will be in town for a book signing. The signings will be at Burrowing Owl Books in Canyon and Amarillo Burrowing Owl.

John Erickson will be in Canyon from 10 am - 12 pm. Then he will be in Amarillo from 3 - 5 pm.

The series of books goes back to 1982. The series is still going strong, as John is in town to promote the latest Hank book "Finding Hank."

The series follows the comical misadventures of Hank on a Texas panhandle ranch. Hank thinks he is the "head of security" for the ranch, and often finds himself bumbling his way to solving "mysteries" on the ranch.

As a kid, I loved reading Hank The Cowdog books. Growing up in rural western Oklahoma, they were easy to fall in love with.

I think it would be really great to meet the mind behind such a wonderful part of my childhood. Grab the kids, and if they've never read a Hank book, you can get an autographed one for them to start with.

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