Voting time again — author photo for cover of Lone Dog Road








I asked my son, Nik, to take a few photos of me to use as publicity shots for the cover of my upcoming novel, Lone Dog Road.

Because Nik knows me inside and out and has a wonderful eye, he was able to catch something about my character in each of the ten or so photos he took. From those ten I’ve chosen two as options.

There are others I would use if I were working on a more meditative, spiritual book. But Lone Dog Road is a road novel, a novel of different characters, Native, white, and Black, speaking in their own voices and sharing a common journey through a parched and difficult land. I need a photo that will draw in folks who might read a novel of that sort.

Sadly, photos matter. So, I’m down to these two. The differences are subtle, but real.  You may not even see them.  But if you do, do you have any preferences or thoughts?


Holiday Special — The Trilogy plus a free CD of Small Graces

Some folks have written me asking if they could purchase the trilogy (Neither Wolf nor Dog, The Wolf at Twilight, and The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo) for Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza/? presents.   They are always available in the “shop” section of my website, but I’ve decided to include a free CD of Small Graces in every order for the holiday season.  It’s a way to say “thank you” to all of you who have been faithful readers.

Small Graces is the only work of mine that I have recorded in my own voice, so it makes this a more personal exchange, which is what I like.

Of course, all copies will be signed.  I hope this helps some of you who are looking for a unique present for family or friends.