My new adult novel, A New Year's Tale, is free to download today. This refers to the ebook only. Enjoy.
On a personal note, here is a photograph of myself as a small child on the Ute reservation in Whiterocks, Utah, where my mother grew up. I never knew this picture existed. I had entirely forgotten about the woman sitting next to me until I saw it. Her name was Nellie Yannawits (my brother says her name was Yannawoods, but I can't find it anywhere) and she was a friend of my grandmother. I followed her around and Nellie was kind enough to put up with me. She once made me a straw doll with a corn husk dress and corn silk hair. I loved it, but didn't realize that corn silk spoils rapidly. The next day the hair had turned black and I was devastated, so Nellie glued on more hair from a silk weed plant. Once she led me to a wild crab apple tree loaded with fruit. She allowed me to eat as much as I wanted (17 apples) and of course I was sick later. I guess she figured I would have to learn the hard way when to stop. In this picture Nellie looks about ninety, but she was probably sixty. She had led a hard life. I look about five, but was probably seven. I was extremely small for my age.