We took the dogs for a walk at 4:00 AM this morning, and the sky was stunning. Orion, The Hand constellation in the Southeastern Ceremonial tradition, was blazing just over the mountain. Now, we are off to work on PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS.
It’s been a busy August for us here in Wyoming. We turned in the final manuscript for STAR PATH, the latest book in the People of Cahokia series, and Kathleen also delivered the final manuscripts for the first books in her two new series: THE ICE LION, book 1 of the Rewinding Chronicles, and CRIES FROM THE LAST ISLAND, Book 1 of the Ancient Egypt Saga.
THE ICE LION is a science fiction novel set in a Pleistocene Ice Age future, and CRIES FROM THE LOST ISLAND is a fantasy novel set in modern America and Egypt about two teenage boys searching for the lost graves of Antony and Cleopatra.
It’s a real joy to be able to write very different kinds of archaeological stories. Keeps our creativity fresh and vibrant.
The bison are doing exceptionally well. We’ve had good rain this year, which means the grasses and wildflowers have been beautiful.
We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer.
Michael and Kathleen
MAZE MASTER was released yesterday! It’s wonderful to finally see a book in print, and it never gets old. Despite the number of books we’ve published, they aren’t real until we hold the actual book in our hands.
My article on the science behind MAZE MASTER was just published in THE HISTORY READER. You can find it at: http://www.thehistoryreader.com/ancient-history/the-history-behind-the-mystery-maze-master/
I hope everyone is having a beautiful summer. It’s been cool here. We woke to 55 degrees this morning, which is just perfect for our northern souls. And the buffalo love this cool weather. They are almost finished losing their shaggy winter coats.
Happy reading to all!
Kathy (and Mike)
Daedalus is famous for his clever inventions and as the architect of the Minotaur’s labyrinth on Crete. He was also the father of Icarus who flew too close to the sun. He played an interesting role in MAZE MASTER.
In the story, Dr. James Hakari, known to his genetics students as the Maze Master, has vanished. But all around the world he’s leaving clues to a maze that must be deciphered if the world is to survive. Here’s the question that both Daedalus and Hakari had to answer: How do you create a maze to hold the most terrifying beast in the world? Is it possible? Or will the beast always escape…
Read more about Daedalus to better understand Hakari’s desperation: http://bit.ly/2ynO3u7
To preorder MAZE MASTER:
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/MazeMasterBN
Apple iBooks: http://bit.ly/MazeMasterAPPLE
Only ten days left to the publication of OUTPOST, Mike’s frontier science fiction novel. BOOKLIST says, “Gear kicks off a new sf series by weaving a number of compelling characters into the narrative, including bold heroine Talina Perez and Donovan itself, a planet teeming with danger and delights in turn. The mix of stolen identities, rapacious greed, and treacherous landscape propels the reader forward, hurtling toward the possibility that nobody is destined to escape Donovan alive.”
Can’t wait to hold the actual book in our hands!
Mike and Kathy