Clown William

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19th Century

Robin Elno

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William is a gunfighter with Tourette’s, a malady that causes insulting gestures and curses but also enables target pointing five times normal speed. Set in the Western United States in the late 1870’s, William struggles with this condition that is both damnation and salvation.


Action,Historical Fiction,Other

Short Summary

When William drifts into Trinidad, Colorado in 1878, two railroads are battling over the rights to the Raton Pass. Dave Rodabaugh, a notorious outlaw, wants to add William to his gang of gunmen. William resists, but is eventually drawn into the violence.


Wichita, Kansas; Trinidad, Colorado

Based on a True Story


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Overcoming Monster/Villain

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Main Character Details

Name: Clown William

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Empathetic,Heroic,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Jesse Evans

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Masculine,Criminal,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Emily Tunstell

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated

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About The Author

Robin Elno is a retired army colonel, semiretired psychiatrist, and full-time author. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, where he is an active member of the San Antonio Writers' Guild. Elno’s Clown William series was inspired by the work of neurologist Oliver Sacks, who wrote about the unusual speed and accuracy often displayed by people with Tourette’s syndrome. Intrigued by the idea that strengths can rise from differences, Elno created the unique and compelling character of Clown William. Elno’s novels are often set against true historical backdrops like the Wild West.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Male Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

Western U.S.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: IngramElliott Publishing

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available