About Chip Carlson
Tom Horn: Blood on the Moon - Dark History of the Murderous
is the acknowledged world authority on Tom Horn, Wyoming’s
infamous cattle detective. Twenty years of Carlson’s
research has resulted in three books, the most recent of
which won the prestigious Annual Award for history/biography
from the Wyoming State Historical Society.
Dr. Gene M. Gressley, Director Emeritus of the American Heritage
Center at the University of Wyoming states, “Chip Carlson
knows more about Tom Horn than any person living.”
He is the author of dozens of articles on early Western events
that have appeared in such national publications as Wild
West, True West and American Cowboy.
For over ten years he has given entertaining and information
slide presentations on and portrayals of Tom Horn to groups
in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Missouri.
Carlson has conducted tours to historical
sites in Wyoming.
He is a graduate of Colgate University, with liberal arts degrees in philosophy
and Spanish. Born in Pennsylvania, near the area that was the birthplace of such
early powers in the Wyoming cattle business such William C. Irvine, Frank Bosler
and John Coble, he was raised in the East.
Following a career in international marketing in Latin America, Canada, and the
Midwest, he moved to Wyoming in 1977. He presently is a writer and internet content
specialist for an international firm in Cheyenne.
He is a member of the Wyoming State Historical Society and the Western Outlaw-Lawman
Carlson is bilingual English/Spanish and has done extensive translation work
for the federal and state courts as well as for commercial firms.
Carlson’s wife, Susan, who is also a published author, and he live north
of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
This website is the only place you can purchase
Tom Horn: Blood on the Moon with a personalized signature and
message from Chip Carlson himself.