Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Taking a break

I'm taking a break from writing during July and August as I do every year. But I will be thinking about projects for the future.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Much has happened since my last posting. My latest historical novel, Alberta: The First Man, is being published by Chronicler Publishing and will be launched on September 1, 2006.
Alberta: The First Man is the story of the first humans to enter what is now the Province of Alberta, Canada.
One theory is that they came across a land bridge over what is now the Bering Strait and slowly made their way south through an ice-free corridor between to large ice sheets, the Laurentian and the Cordilleran, that cover most of the northern part of North America.
The other is that they came down along the western coast and then crossed the mountains into the region.
I have chosen the former theory as the most likely as there is more evidence to support this theory that indicates that this happened about 13,000 years ago when the land was inhabited by mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers, giant sloths, the great bear, huge bisons, and other now extinct birds and beasts.
Life for these humans was primitive, dangerous, and a struggle to survive, which they did as they peopled the area.
Alberta: The First Man will soon be available from the publisher, Chronicler Publishing, and many other bookstores, both online in in brick and mortar stores. Watch for it or ask about it in your favorite bookstore.
I will keep you informed about its progress.