Kellen Cutsforth is the author of: Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers: An Englishman’s Journal of Adventure in America (TwoDot Publishers, 2015), Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Coloring Book (CreateSpace, 2017), and co-author of Old West Showdown: Two Authors Wrangle over the Truth about the Mythic Old West (TwoDot, 2018). Since October 2018, Kellen has written a bimonthly column for Western Writers of America (WWA) Roundup magazine titled “Techno-Savvy” where he discusses new technology for authors. He has published over 30 articles featured in such publications as Wild West and True West magazines. Kellen is also an active member of the Western Writers of America (WWA) and is the social media manager for their Twitter account. Kellen is also a veteran speaker and presenter and has done multiple presentations for numerous history groups, libraries and genealogical organizations. Kellen is also a past president of the Denver Posse of Westerners history group.
"Buffalo Bill and the Birth of American Celebrity" by Kellen Cutsforth focuses on the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and the man who created it, becoming not just an entertainment phenomenon but a key reflector of the vision and perception of the American West. Bill Cody's early entertainment efforts, how he depicted frontier life, his stage career, and those who wrote about him and fictionalized his dramatic life are all covered in energetic history reviews that consider the evolution of the Wild West's image and Cody's influence on it. Black and white illustrations throughout depict advertising, capture images of the show, and add visual enhancement to a lively saga of American history designed to intrigue history and entertainment readers alike.