Curtis Vickers, This Here is Devil's Work

Curtis Vickers joins us live on YouTube on Friday, February 26 at 4pm to read from his latest novel, This Here is Devil's Work.

In this unflinching, dramatic adventure, modern-day wildland firefighters and cattle rustlers struggle for survival in a changing western landscape. Braiding the stories of two firefighters (Morgan and Jeremy) and an abrasive laundromat custodian turned cattle-rustling grandmother (Jacklynn), This Here Is Devil’s Work is a fiery ride through the small towns of Nevada and Montana and the rugged expanse that connects them.

Set against the backdrop of wildfires raging across the West and the firefighters who continue to put their lives on the line, This Here Is Devil’s Work explores how love and loneliness can sour, and how they can eventually lead to desperate and self-destructive acts even for those people we consider heroic. 

Curtis Bradley Vickers's short fiction and essays have been published by Sou'westerOhioana QuarterlyShroudMuscle & Blood, and GWS Press. From the first wildfire he experienced as a child fishing on the Mogollon Rim to the first time the Bonneville Salt Flats cracked beneath his feet, he has always wanted to pin to the page the West that filled his imagination. This Here is Devil's Work is Vickers's first novel. He lives in Reno, NV. For more information, visit

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Friday, February 26, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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