Author Event: Scott Gates

Page 158 Books is pleased to welcome author Scott Gates for the launch of his new book GONE, THE REDEEMER, out June 15.

Please note that this is an in-person event at the Wake Forest Historical Museum

Thomas Sparkman wasn’t looking for trouble. He never could have imagined being on a wanted poster, let alone becoming a notorious gold robber hunted in two states. 

But when Thomas sneaks off the Cuban front of the Spanish-American War with his sights set on returning home to California, where his wife is expecting their first child, his path takes a series of unexpected turns. He's joined on his journey by a mysterious mercenary, a runaway circus sideshow performer, and an Apache guide and her infant son. 

As the group traverses the American West, they cross paths with rogues, loners, and hired guns—some searching for their own form of redemption, some working to stop Thomas and his travel companions dead in their tracks. 

Thomas must stay two steps ahead of his pursuers, outwitting them at every turn, or he may never see home again.

Scott Gates is the author of Hard Road South, published by Blue Ink Press. He is a magazine editor and a second-generation communicator for rural electric cooperatives. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Auburn University and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Scott grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and three kids, where he enjoys a slower pace of life and reliable barbecue options. He and his brother share perspectives on Southern culture at

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
414 N. Main Stt
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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ISBN: 9781948449144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Updated at the end of every day)
Published: Blue Ink Press - June 15th, 2022

Signed copies!

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Hard Road South By Scott Gates Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948449052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Updated at the end of every day)
Published: Blue Ink Press - May 5th, 2020

Signed copies!