Winner of the Arizona Authors' Association Literary Award and the 2018 IPPY Award, Clown William is the first in a series that follows William's incredible journey from "clown" to "friend" to "hero."
You can read more about Clown William at IngramElliott. The book is available now at most major retailers and Clown William and the Lincoln County War is coming soon.
The author, Robin Elno, is a retired army colonel, semiretired psychiatrist, and full-time author. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is an active member of the San Antonio Writers’ Guild. Robin drew inspiration for William from a series of books and articles on the impact of neurological conditions on physical abilities. In his research, the author learned people with Tourette Syndrome can target point five times faster than average.
"The inspiration for Clown William came from an Oliver Sacks article (author of "Awakenings"). The speed and accuracy of those who have this condition inspired the creation of the character William and his subsequent adventures," says the author Robin Elno. "What might appear a handicap can also be an advantage. Nature puts things in balance. Our comic book heroes have strengths that rise out of a difference from ordinary people. So does William. I hope readers feel empowered by how William learns to accept the good and the bad."
The Independent Publisher Book Awards hosted the winners of the 22nd Annual, 2018 "IPPY" Awards on May 29th in New York City, celebrating their incredible work with 300 medalists and guests. Click here to view more pictures from the Copacabana ceremony. The IE team was there to represent our winning author, Robin Elno, and his unique Western novel, Clown William. Clown William won a silver IPPY for Best First Novel and is being well-received around the globe!
We're excited to announce that the second book in the Clown William series is coming soon! Clown William and the Lincoln County War follows William, the reluctant gunslinger with Tourette's, as he escorts the lady Emily over the mountains and into Lincoln, New Mexico. There, he finds her brother John in a battle for survival in the infamous Lincoln county War. The sheriff and his posse of hired killers, secure under the protection of the courts and the governor, have a stranglehold on the town. Eastern newspapers called Lincoln "the most dangerous street in America." And that was before William arrived.