For anyone who is in the area, I will be speaking at the South Dakota Festival of the Book on the 26th of September in Deadwood, South Dakota. I love this festival. There is something familial about it. And Deadwood, if the Harleys have gone home, is a beautiful place in the fall. There truly is something spiritual about the Black Hills. As with most things American, if we listen to the voices of the people who were here before our European incursion we can learn a lot. I look forward to the chance to listen to the deep voices of the land and to brush shoulders with good writers and good readers and the all-around good folks who make an annual pilgrimage to this undiscovered gem of a book festival. I hope to see some of you there.