Author Gus Brackett visited Indian Creek and Ross Elementary Schools on Friday, March 21st 2014. Each grade level had the opportunity to meet with him during Cowboy Writing Workshop time. The students were engaged and excited as Mr. Brackett explained the secrets to an exciting story. He provided examples from his own writing in Badger Thurston and the Cattle Drive. He also involved the students in an interactive cowboy song. At the end of his time at each school he provided an opportunity for students to ask questions during an assembly. He also gave students a chance to hear a few lines from a draft of his next book.
Gus Brackett is a lifelong cowboy. He currently resides on the same family cattle ranch where he grew up in southwest Idaho. Mr. Brackett has written two books about the main character Badger Thurston. Badger Thurston and the Cattle Drive and Badger Thurston and the Runaway Stagecoach. Each book is packed with adventure. Gus Brackett is currently writing the third book in the Badger Thurston series.