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Author Behind Netflix's 'Longmire', And One Couple's Collection Of All Things Kansas City

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Marianne and Steve Noll had to take drastic steps when their history collection grew too large to keep in their home.

This is the final season for the popular Netflix series Longmire, but not for the books that inspired it. Today, their author, Craig Johnson, reveals the inspiration for his latest novel about the fictional sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County, and relates what it felt like when his character came to life on screen. Then, learn what a Prairie Village husband and wife team did when their passion for amassing memorabilia about Kansas City left them with a collection too big to fit under one roof.

Craig Johnson speaks at the Woodneath Library Center of the Mid-Continent Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. For more information, go to

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.