What is Beau L'Amour's role in the Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures Project?
After his father’s death, Beau L'Amour waded into Louis' office and took on the monumental task of sorting, cataloging, preserving and archiving all of Louis' personal effects as well as anything and everything related to his professional life. Notes, journals, articles, maps, research, books, treatments, outlines, contracts, magazines, newsletters, and artifacts all had to be organized in some coherent manner. From this wealth of information, Beau began to see a pattern which began to lend some insight into the workings of Louis’ mind. Within that myriad of discoveries were the materials that form the Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures project.
Beau has woven together the contents for Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures Volumes One and Two by mixing his father’s writings with a series of personal essays expressing his in-depth knowledge of his father’s life, memories and experiences in the publishing business. This commentary includes information from Louis' notes on the various stories as wel l as his personal journals, correspondence, and conversations to give you the most complete picture of his father’s life and work.
In many ways the Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures project is the story of Louis’ professional and creative life detailed story by story.
Will every Louis L'Amour book contain a Lost Treasures Bonus Material Postscript?
No. We don't have information on everything that Louis ever wrote. We are trying to dig up as much as possible, and it is an ongoing job, but we also don't want people to spend their money frivolously. If we think we have an amount of material that is large enough or interesting enough to include as a Postscript we will publish it, and if we don't, we won't. Sometimes Postscript material that relates to a number of books may be all published in the most likely title. For example all the notes, sequel drafts and the like concerning the character of Lance Kilkenny will be published in the Postscript to the novel Kilkenny rather than broken up into small amounts and released as part of each of the many Kilkenny titles.