KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM
Producer and Host: Abigail Adler
Guest: W.K. Stratton
W.K. Stratton (William Kip Stratton) writes about what he knows and what he likes- And that is film-making, boxing and rodeo. WK--– friends call him by his middle name, Kip– is the bestselling author of nine books. The latest, just out is, The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film .
Stratton has deep family roots in the West. He was born in Guthrie< Oklahoma, and has lived much of his life in Texas. His mother's family homesteaded outside Guthrie during the Great Land Run of 1889. His father was a rodeo cowboy.
Stratton put himself through college by working as a newspaper reporter. He earned a bachelor's degree in English with honors. He also has a Master’s degree in English.
Since then, Stratton has worked as a newspaper journalist (Tulsa World) and as a high tech manager to support his writing career. He freelances for the Dallas Morning News. In addition, he has published articles in many magazines including Texas Monthly, GQ, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and Texas Observer.
He has published 3 books of poetry.
He lives in Austin, Texas.