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End of July

Hi All,

It’s been hot here. Well hot for us, in the low 90s. The grass is finally starting to turn a rich summer tan, but all of our springs are still running. The buffalo love these secret water sources hidden in treed drainages around the ranch.

We’re having fun working on PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS, about the Fremont culture–such a fascinating prehistoric people!

On these hot days, keep in mind that the cool temperatures of autumn are just around the corner.

Michael and Kathleen

JUST BACK FROM THRILLERFEST in New York!

 

We just returned from ThrillerFest in New York. This is the finest writers’ conference in America. One of the best parts is just sitting around and catching up with old friends. But THE best part this year was getting the new galley of Mike’s civil war novel, THIS SCORCHED EARTH, which comes out in April of 2018.  Our editor, Claire Eddy, is doing such a beautiful job with this book.  Thanks to everyone at Forge Books for all their hard work.

Hope you are all happy and healthy, and having a wonderful July.

Best,

Mike and Kathy

Young Adult novel set 20,000 years ago…

We have had the best time writing our first Young Adult novel, set 20,000 years ago, at the height of the Pleistocene Ice Age.  What fun to writer about American lions, sabertooth cats, dire wolves, giant bison, mammoths and giant beavers.  Had Mike on tenterhooks (your word for the day) when young Lynx fell into the crevasse.  It’s great inspiration to be able to watch bison out the window while writing about their ancestors who roamed the continent twenty centuries ago.2014-06-22 15.46.29

Lost train of Nazi Gold found?

If this turns out to be the famed lost train, it will be very interesting.

http://news.discovery.com/history/nazi-ghost-train-full-of-gold-rumored-to-be-found-150821.htmNazis

Artifacts from Auschwitz… Would you want them on your mantle?

Why do you think someone would want to steal and keep an artifact from Auschwitz?   

auschwitz2_3217888bhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/11693368/Two-Britons-arrested-at-Auschwitz-on-suspicion-of-stealing-items.html

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