I will be reading from my new book, Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art, at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings, South Dakota, on the 22nd of September, at 10 a.m. Dancing with the Gods is a series of thoughts and reflections on the inner life of the artist, written for anyone who practices an art form or wants to understand some of the often unseen joys and challenges of the creative life. I might also read one of my favorite pieces from my recently published book, Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land. I encourage you to show up. The South Dakota Festival of Books is a wonderful venue — very intimate and convivial. You can usually get a few words with any of your favorite authors and have a chance to brush shoulders with a good group of readers and all around friendly people. Here’s a link to the website: http://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books/. See you there.
Many of you are familiar with my trilogy, Neither Wolf nor Dog, The Wolf at Twilight, and The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo. Fewer are familiar with Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way and Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land.
Voices in the Stones is my attempt to offer you some of what I have learned in my 30 years of working with Native peoples. Native Echoes is my quietest, most poetic literary child. It is the echoes we don’t quite hear and the voices we can’t quite make out as we listen to this land we call America. It is story and metaphor, while Voices in the Stones is personal experiences and the lessons drawn from them. Each speaks, in its own way, of the blending of our western ways with the ways of those who occupied this land for centuries before the arrival of the European.
I am very proud of each and have arranged with wolfnordog.com to offer signed copies of them as a package. In the next few weeks I will be blogging more about each. They fit together in a very unique way. I hope you will consider this package for any of your friends who care about my work, the Native American way of understanding life, or the power of the land to shape our hearts and spirits.
Of course, you can order each separately, or any of my other titles, as well.