Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it?
That blood flows from generation to generation and no matter how old your ancestors, they are still family.
Will you write others in this same genre?
I’m planning to write another work of historical fiction next year, but not Native American. However, my Land of Enchantment Trilogy has Native American characters and one of the settings is at a pueblo.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
That love never dies, nor does hope, faith, nor magic.
How much of the book is realistic?
Return of the Bones is inspired by a true story and historical. There is a magical dream catcher Grandfather fashions for his granddaughter which hurls her back to the past so she might experience the history of her people. The book at times uses magical realism to tell the story so about 80% of the book is realistic.
Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot?
I tend to write strictly through my imagination, except for my memoirs. And, of course, Grandfather who is physically based on my Dad’s Native American friend.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
This year, my books took me to Awards ceremonies in New York City, Los Angeles and Albuquerque. I, also, went to a book festival in Tampa. Next year I plan to travel to California, Texas and Nevada.
Have you started another book yet?
I just finished I Will Always Love You. In a couple of weeks I intend to get back to writing the final book of my Land of Enchantment Trilogy entitled Rise of the Black Rose.
What are your current writing projects now?
I’m awaiting the paperback proof of my 9/11 novel of suspense entitled I Will Always Love You. I’m currently working on the final book of my Land of Enchantment Trilogy entitled Rise of the Black Rose.
What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
My dream was to become a novelist and I’ve accomplished that.
Genre – Historical fiction
Rating – PG