“Lords of St. Thomas.” book signing, meet and greet
October 22, 2018
Contact: Guy Clifton, (775) 687-064
Lost City Museum welcomes author Jackson Ellis
OVERTON, Nevada – The Lost City Museum will serve as the intersection of real life and literary fiction on Wednesday, Nov. 7 when it hosts award-winning author Jackson Ellis with his novel “Lords of St. Thomas.”
The meet-and-greet and book signing is at 1-3 p.m., at Lost City Museum, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, free for museum members and children 17 and younger.
In the 1930s, during construction of Hoover Dam, the U.S. government began buying out the residents of St. Thomas, Nevada, as Lake Mead formed behind the massive dam.
Ellis’ book tells the story of the beleaguered Lord family and centers on the hardheaded family patriarch Henry Lord, who believes the waters will never reach his home and refuses to sell out to the government. It was a mistake that cost him and his family dearly.
Ellis is an author and editor now living in Burlington, Vermont with his wife, Nathalia, and daughter, Sophie. He is the recipient of the Green Writers’ Press 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize. His short fiction has appeared in The Vermont Literary Review, Sheepshead Review, The Birmingham Arts Journal, Broken Pencil, East Coast Literary Review, Midwest Literary Magazine and the Journal of Microliterature. The book is available for $19.95 at the museum store.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. One of seven museums managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. To reach the museum from Las Vegas, take Interstate 15 north to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park. For more information, call the museum at (702) 397-2193.