Monthly Archives: June 2014

A New edition of Letters to My Son with three new chapters

Twenty years ago, when my son was five years old, I published my “literary firstborn”, Letters to My Son.  It  had a clarity and purity of heart I would never achieve again.  I love it dearly. In it, I wrote about falling in love, the mystery of death, partners and marriage, and a host of other topics that I believed my son should know about if I were to die before he reached adulthood.  Blessedly, that did not happen.  But […]

An update on the Hiawatha Asylum

One of the central elements of my most recent book, The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo, is the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians that was built at the turn of the last century in the small town of Canton, South Dakota.  I wanted to bring attention to this inhumane institution and do what I could to bring it back into the historical consciousness of America. At the same time, a group was forming in Canton to do what they […]