The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo
I have finally finished the third book in the trilogy that began with Neither Wolf nor Dog and continued with The Wolf at Twilight. This third book, The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo, will be published this fall by New World Library. I printed, bound, and signed 20 copies of the first chapter to send out free to the next 20 readers who purchase any book or gift basket. (Sorry, in stock items only)
I’m very excited about The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo. It took three years to write and has a unique character about it. A few early readers have said they like it the best of the three books. I’ll write more about it later. But, for now, you can get a feel for it by purchasing any item here and getting the free signed first chapter sent along with your order.
There also is movement on the film of Neither Wolf nor Dog. The director, Steven Simpson, is currently assembling a cast and tying down locations. We appear to have funding and are intending to shoot this summer. Again, more information will be coming soon.
I also have decided to reprint one of my favorite literary children, A Haunting Reverence, on my own. I called it my poetic, quiet child who would never speak in public. But enough people found it and knew of it and have asked me to make it available. So I am embarking upon a self-published reprint that you will be able to purchase directly. If any of you have thoughts on whether I should change the title from A Haunting Reverence, contact me here.
Good News about the Film of Neither Wolf nor Dog
With held breath and crossed fingers, I can now say that the dream project of a film of Neither Wolf nor Dog is finally moving forward.
The director, Steven Lewis Simpson, is a fascinating, quirky, and brilliant Scotsman whom I met during a visit with friends on the Pine Ridge reservation. He had just completed a project that he had filmed on Pine Ridge, and he was, in his typical fashion, having a showing in the closest theater to the reservation so tribal members could see themselves and their homeland on the big screen.
He has since completed a documentary about Pine Ridge entitled Thunder Being Nation. I encourage you to seek it out; it can be found and purchased through his production company, Roaring Fire Films.
He is the perfect director because he moves comfortably in the Native community – far more comfortably than I in many ways – and always finds the common humanity in any cultural situation.
There is not much actual news I can share yet, but what I can tell you is that other than the director and the writer, this will be a Native production. Steven and I are committed to creating a work that has a Native heart. And to do that, we must turn as much as we can over to Native hands and faces and voices.
No one can guarantee how a project will turn out. But I can say with confidence that the film of Neither Wolf nor Dog will be different from any other film ever made about Native America, just as the book is different from any other book ever written about Native America.