There are only a few more days left on this promotion tour for Palo Duro. As we wind down there are always new projects to pursue and even a few more insights into past inspiration and future publications.
The Clueless Gent offers an interview in which I discuss my next book, Tarnished Brass, a look at U.S. involvement in El Salvador in the mid 1980s and the rise of the violent street gang, Mara Salvatrucha. Several news articles lately have addressed Justice Department efforts to eradicate gang violence in the United States, but little is known about this largely forgotten war and the origins of MS-13.
Finally, if you enjoy listening to Spotify, there is also a playlist in Tangled in Text where listeners can enjoy epic musical scores linked to the subject matter in Palo Duro. Though temperatures are expected to rise in Texas today, it is still frigid out there, so settle in another day and stay warm while listening to selections from some of the greatest movies ever made about westward expansion.