Recently, I enjoyed a wonderful and personal conversation with author Max Evans that was featured in the April issue of American Cowboy Magazine.
Max Evans is a man I have admired and known since I was a boy and he would visit my parents home in North Hollywood, enthralling my siter and me with his tales of the West and wide open spaces he loves so dearly, the Hi-Lo Country of New Mexico.
Let’s just say the bourbon whiskey flowed and so did the stories as my father, writer Jeb Rosebrook, and Max would trade tales in the living room, planning how they could adapt one of Max’s stories into a screenplay for mutual friend director Sam Peckinpah.
From my perspective, Max Evans is New Mexico’s greatest writer, the John Steinbeck of the Land of Enchantment, who has spent a lifetime painting a picture for us through his creative understanding of man and his place in time and nature, one step behind the coyote, one loop left for payday, one day left for love. Enjoy.