Everything in life has an ending, and today marks the last day of Lone Star Literary Life’s promotional tour for Palo Duro. My thanks go out to everyone involved in making it a success – the bloggers, reviewers, and coordinators, especially Kristine Hall who orchestrated the entire project.
The start of this journey began in 2015 when my wife and I made the trip to West Texas so that I could complete my research for the story. Visiting Palo Duro Canyon and the surrounding area left an indelible impression on me, and some of the memories of that trip are captured in the Scrapbook Page photos appearing in Books and Broomsticks.
If you have never visited the canyon or that part of the United States, I encourage you to go. Palo Duro Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon in size and is just as majestic in its own right, and the West Texas plains are both vast and starkly beautiful.
The final entry in this tour is fittingly another review of my book by Ruthie Jones. For those of you considering whether to add Palo Duro to your reading list, look to the comments of other readers, not my own, as your guide.
The complete review can be accessed on Reading by Moonlight. Here is an excerpt –
“All the accounts in Palo Duro paint a bloody picture that the author neither sugarcoats nor glosses over. But the book also shows the many people on all sides who were filled with determination to build and preserve their culture and history (Native American) or promote and maintain their culture and way of life (white settlers, military, or just someone looking for a new life in the Wild West). And don’t skip the Afterwards as it provides a nice follow up on the real characters.
A big Thank You goes out to the author, Max L. Knight, for presenting this historical fiction of a volatile time in US History in such a unique and interesting fashion.”