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Twelve-year-old Will Long loves the old west and his favorite stories are ones about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. When he was younger, Will and his father watched old western movies together and read books about old-time outlaws and lawmen. His father worked on a ranch and he and Will would ride horses together, rope cattle and attend rodeos. Tragically, this all ended the day his dad suddenly died and Will and his mother had to leave the ranch and move into town. Three years later, Will still struggles with the death of his father and doesn’t like the new man in his mother’s life.
Will and his mother head west to Spokane, Washington on an Amtrak train to attend a family reunion and the one-hundredth birthday celebration of his great-grandmother. During the train ride, Will is suddenly awakened to find he’s been transported back in time and the train is being robbed by none other than Butch and Sundance. Will joins in with the outlaws and jumps at the chance to follow along with them despite Sundance's protests. Will follows the outlaws on some of their most famous robberies and also gets to meet the infamous Etta Place, Sundance's wife. But when a bank robbery goes sour, Will begins to wonder if being an outlaw is as exciting as he’d once thought.
Join Will as he learns life lessons along the way and discovers a family secret that has been hidden for decades.
Deanna Lynn Sletten loves old western stories and much like Will Long, the character in her novel Outlaw Heroes, she is intrigued by stories of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. She has researched these outlaws for many years and finds it interesting that these two men were so opposite from each other and yet they were the closest of friends. Writing about these two outlaws is the most fun she’s ever had while writing a novel.
Deanna has two grown children and lives in northern Minnesota with her husband, two cats, and beautiful Australian Shepherd. When she isn't writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails with her dog or relaxing in the boat on the lake.