6/25/17: Planning on providing a series of documentary videos on my copper research at YouTube, starting later today with the introduction. Also if I can find a way, I'm going to move the Henry presentation over there, as part of the talk I'll be giving in NM in September on "Using Your Character to Market your Work." Currently I have a publisher interested in the Henry material, in part because of this, and is trying hard to fit it in the publishing module, which is geographical. You can watch for future updates on this here. But you'll no longer see videos on my website, in preparation to let it expire the end of the year.
3/29/17: Madison State Journal recently published my "Bone Broth" editorial on Hannon Booyah - if you're looking for the article/recipe, click on the Booyah Invention link below, under "Some Good Links to Check Out."
SOME GOOD LINKS TO CHECK OUT:
4/15/17 updated Wittry is available here.
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My last interview after publishing Vrykolakas Tales with Solstice:
My very unusual short story that was published last year: "A Job as Told in Fortune Cookies," http://onthepremises.com/issues/issue-27/
THE GENERAL AND THE SOLDIER: Following orders. This is a shorter version of the book I've been researching for 20 years. I noticed how much Grant figured in Henry's orders, so focused more on that and reduced a lot of the material down but still it spans from 1862 through 1884, and beyond. It's an intriguing comparison between orders to a general and to a soldier, and how this country's changes affected them both. CIVIL WAR & BLOODY PEACE: Following Orders is the previous version that took me nearly 20 years to research and write, about my grandfather's great uncle's 20 years in the army between 1862 and 1884. Available for publication, this would make great required reading at the high school or college level.
DINNER AT MARSHALL FIELDS: a fiction memoir, in submission. About a woman who learns a lot about herself in the 60s while writing about her past relationships including to the mob in Chicago in the 1940s, lots of music references that reflect her growth from man dependent to a feminist. An intriguing look at how memories escape us, until we area really forced to confront our past and its effect on our lives today.
SIX CHAMBERS LOADED: a fiction anthology following the historical ownership of 1871 Colt 45, demonstrating how the power of the gun can change its owners. In submission.
Copper Artifact Master Database: museums being contacted and data being entered. Over 52,000 artifacts in CAMD so far, and grant applied for to continue the work, and start getting articles out there. Have two copper presentations set up for next year. Will attempt to put out sectional resource manuals but until that happens, get your specific location needs here, a lot cheaper. Data available for 10 cents a line.
IF IT RAINS IN PARIS,: a semi-autobiographical movie script about my daughter and I taking my mother to Paris when she was 80. Available for optioning.
DEAD MAN'S PASS: my cattle-driving script, first written as a Rawhide, now an adventure in the diversity of the Old West with great female roles, too, and with cultural intensity and truth. Seeking investors.
AWAKENED, a script based on Vrykolakas Journal, in edit and queries out.
THE DANGEROUS VIRGIN: In edit; this is light erotica, a non-traditional fantasy romance detailing the struggle between men and women for control of the planet. In edit.
BURIED IN SOIL & SOUL: Archaeology romance thriller in first draft, involving my research of copper artifacts master database; in first draft.
FOLLOWING ORDERS: a movie script that follows Grant's orders that culminate in George Custer's demise at the Little Bighorn, submitted to competition