Mister Moffat's Opus

Book Launch/signing!

What: A party: I will be signing my new book, Mister Moffat's Opus. This historical novel looks at Colorado's Roaring Twenties, the Pueblo Flood, and building the Moffat Tunnel.

Who: You!

When: Friday March 1.

Where: Red Herring Art Supply, 6719 West Colfax, Lakewood, in the heart of the Forty West Arts District.

How: We will celebrate the First Friday art walk, spring, mark the 91st anniversary of the Moffat Tunnel, and launch the new book. Drinks provided.

Hope to see you there!


The story:

The human, financial, political,and rock man's story of the highest and longest railroad tunnel in North America is told in this historical novel.

The 1920's were boom times in America. Anything was possible.

Colorado was focused on two goals: Recovering from a major flood, and the construction of the Moffat railroad tunnel. Drilling the tunnel, a 6.2 mile bore under the continental divide, took from 1923-1928.

Rockfall, floods, financial and planning snags slowed the effort. In the book, Mik Mas and Cam Braun work to build the tunnel. Along the way they stumble upon old adversaries with a 'creative' financing scheme. Mik and Cam try to find out about it.

The historical novel genre gives the true flavor and events of the decade. The story is of Coloradans coming together to finance and build major projects. And then there are some are unexpected outcomes….

232 pp. Adit & Stope Publishers.