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An Average Summer Day

It's been a rough summer here in Northern California. I live in the northeastern part of the state, less than 16 miles (as the crow flies) from the North Complex fire. On some days ash and nickel-sized charred scraps of the forest rain from the atmosphere and the smoke is as thick as fog on a San Francisco morning.

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Return Addresses Now Available

Due mainly to Covid 19's far reaching influence, Return Addresses' June 1st release date has been scrapped and the book is now available. See links below. Preorders and review copies will be shipping over the next two weeks. Thank you everyone. Stay safe out there. Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086QBN46K Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Return-Address...

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A Real Life Hero

Those of you who choose to read my latest novel, In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree, will notice a brief dedication at the beginning to someone named Landrin Kelly. It won’t mean anything to you; why would it? It’s just a name, like so many other names on so many other dedication pages, in so many other novels. The reactions will run from mild curiosity, to not even noticing it’s there. And that’s okay. The dedication is mostly for me, and, I suppose, for Landrin’s family, though I don’t know many of them. I would like to use this blog post to tell anyone who may be inter

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Pre-Order Your Signed Copy of Return Addresses

Pre-order your paperback copy of Return Addresses now. For a limited time, all U.S. and Canada pre-orders will be signed copies. Books will be delivered after May 15 2020. [wp_cart_button name="Return Addresses" price="14.99"]  *On smartphones and tablets your shopping cart will appear at the bottom of the page*   **For Ebook readers you can preorder the Kindle version at Amazon   Return Addresses  “This ain’t your world. You don’t have any friends out here. Not real ones. No one out here cares about nothin’ but where their next drink or fix is comin

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Book Reviews: In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree

Reviews of In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree: “The white man only knows desire, Nótaxemâhta’sóoma. He knows nothing of contentment. His heart is dry and withered, and he seeks to revive it with that of which has no medicine. He is careless and wasteful, and places himself above and apart from all other things. The white sol­diers murder without regard, but themselves are spiritless and go scream­ing into their own deaths as they were born into life. The white father would take all of our hunting grounds and leave our children with stom­achs full of air and hearts f