Author & Cody native Dan Barrus

An author talk and book signing with Cody native Dan Barrus at 2-4 p.m., Monday, June 18 will be free and open to the public.

Barrus’ books include “Wyoming’s Best Kept Secret,” “Memoirs of a Rescuer on the Second Rescue of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies,” “Hunting and Fishing Bloopers,” “America’s Favorite Past Time,” “Everything I Would Need for Life, I Learned as A Scout,” “The Willie Carson Saga: Jeremiah 2020” and “Big Sky Vigilante.”  For details visit .

Barrus will have copies of his non-fiction stories which are set in the Cody area. Fishing, hunting, scouting and pioneer stories are all included in this collection.

Recently, Barrus has been writing a series about a 21st century mountain man named Willie Carson. The two installments are titled “Jeremiah 2020” and “Big Sky Vigilante.”

Carson’s saga starts in Sunlight Basin. He undertakes to circumvent Yellowstone Park in an attempt to find God and rediscover himself.

The history and heritage of the people that live in present day Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are brought to life in the pages of these novels. He takes his trusted ponies on a 500-mile adventure into wilderness areas. Can Carson find himself and God along the way?

Barrus was born and raised in Cody, Wyo. At the age of five he was the bat boy for his father’s baseball team.

Scouting has been central to Barrus’ life. He received multiple awards as a leader and was later the Scoutmaster for three different troops.

He is a Cody High School alumnus. In high school he lettered in five different sports. Barrus graduated with honors and belonged to the National Honor Society.

He earned his degree in construction management from Brigham Young University. Barrus’ LDS mission was to Colombia, South America.

Barrus married Jeanette Noble in the Idaho Falls Temple. The couple has four children and seventeen grand-children. They raised their family in Riverton, Wyoming.

An avid outdoorsman and sportsman, he has worked as a licensed big game guide and outfitter. His construction work has taken him all over the western United States. Barrus was the construction manager for the City of Boise where he specialized in LEED award-winning projects.

He currently drives a bus for C & M Transportation and continues to pursue his hobbies; fishing, hunting, photography and recently, writing.