Dear All: Just a note to let you know what we’re about. Currently we’re making pages on BLACK SUN, the fourth and final book in the Iroquois “PEOPLE OF THE LONGHOUSE” series. Due date is the first of November so we’re up against the wall already. Meanwhile we’re working on revisions to A SEARING WIND, the third CONTACT book where Black Shell, Pearl Hand, and the dogs race that two-legged filth, Hernando de Soto to Chicaza. It’s a tough homecoming for Black Shell. Not only did the Chicaza once banish him as a coward, but it seems that his mother hasn’t forgotten. But the real purpose of this post is to let everyone know that Michael will be at the George Frison Institute reception and gala in Dubois, Wyoming, on August 6. We will be providing several autographed copies of our books, including a rare bound galley, for purchase at the silent auction. The featured speaker will be Dr. Craig Lee, talking on high-altitude archaeology. If you are interested, contact the Dubois Museum/Wind River Historical Center at 909 West Ramshorn Street, Dubois, Wyoming 82513. Their phone is 307-455-2284. Or the George Frison Institute, Department 3431, 1000 East University, Laramie, Wyoming 82701. Phone is 307-766-6920. Also, mark your calendars. Both Michael and Kathleen will be lecturing again in the Great Kiva at Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, New Mexico, on Saturday September 16. We’ll have more information as we get closer to the actual date. If you need further information, contact Clarissa Bloom or Gary Brown at Aztec National Monument. The talk will be on warfare, witchcraft and cannibalism as grist for the novelist’s mill.