AUSTIN, Texas — Coyote Publishing has released author Stephen G. Michaud’s long-anticipated life and death saga of cowboy Robert East, late patrón of the famous San Antonio Viejo ranch in South Texas. Michaud, coauthor with Hugh Aynesworth of The Only Living Witness, the true crime classic based on the writers’ startling Death Row interviews with serial killer Ted Bundy, spent nearly six years reporting and writing Robert’s Story: A Texas Cowboy’s Troubled Life and Horrifying Death, in which he explores the East family’s storied past and the outsiders’ devastating greed and cruelty that helped tear them apart.
Michaud will speak at the Brownsville Historical Association’s Historic Brownsville Museum on Thursday, March 16, from 6 to 8 pm. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Visit brownsvillehistory.org for more information.
Robert’s Story, says noted Houston lawyer Dick DeGuerin, is “a fascinating look inside South Texas ranching families,” and also “a great read.”
Jeff Guinn, onetime book editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and author of the New York Timesbest seller, Manson, says Robert’s Story “proves once again that when it comes to crafting gripping, real-life tales of dark, inhuman schemes, nobody does it better than Stephen G. Michaud.”
“We are delighted to have Stephen present his new book,” said Tara Putegnat, executive director of the Historic Brownsville Museum. “His masterful account of a South Texas ranching empire is a story everyone should read. The Museum looks forward to a wonderful presentation.”Check out the book trailer and visit robertstory.net for more on Stephen Michaud and the history of the East family.