Do you like beans in your
Bob: No. Sometimes you have
to have beans because that’s how
it comes. ;en you try and pick
out the beans and chili gets all
over your crisp white shirt and
in your hair. ;en you get yelled
at because you ruined the whole
wedding. ;e “whole” wedding?
Lane: I like beans in my chili.
;is book is a western yet has a
lot of references to dinosaurs.
Is this some type of trick?
CRISIS IN DRYWATER GULCH
An interview with BOB “Please, call me Robert” SHEA and LANE “The other one” SMITH
VOLUME 10, ISSUE 7 The only newspaper you’re currently holding. Probably.
to find out more!
by Simon Boughton, Editor of DWGG
and Publisher of Roaring Brook Press
It cannot have escaped the attention
of our citizens that a crime wave has
descended upon this hitherto tranquil
outpost of western society.
;e once sturdy walls of our bank have
been breached. Our only conveyance
to the world beyond (by which we
mean, the stagecoach) has been
brazenly halted in broad daylight and
burglarized. Our cattle have been
It has not escaped the attention of this
newspaper that the mayor and the
city council have failed to act. While
the chili cools in the pot and our
citizens are hostage in their homes, the
criminal element runs rampant. One
sheri; a;er another has failed to stem
the foul tide of crime in our town.
It is time for action! It is time for
the mayor to restore order to our
streets and safety to our cattle pens.
We call on Mayor McMu;n to
bring us a lawman we can count on! ON SALE 10. 7. 14
9781596439755 | Ages 4 to 8 | Grades P to 3
Bob Shea photo by Colleen Shea • Lane Smith photo by Matthew Brady
Was this book an excuse to tour in Tex-Mex
rich parts of the USA?
Bob: What? ;at’s outrageous. Although the
;rst title was Hawaii: Tropical Paradise in the
Sun: A Firsthand Account. ;e text was still
about the old west and dinosaurs, but Lane
had done a really nice cover illustration of us at
Lane: I like luaus.
;is book has been called things like
“very”* and “funny.”** What do you say to
detractors who like unfunny things that no
one likes? Detractors who are wrong?
Bob: You know I guess I would remind them
that the book is printed with soy-based inks. An
ink we can all get behind. Even unfunny people.
Lane: I’m sorry, I wasn’t paying attention.
* Lane said that. Bob said that. ROARING BROOK PRESS