Published on… 25 October 2014
Published as… Historical Fiction
Mary S. Black’s Boom Baby Blast
1. One Random Fact: I like to sit on a rock and have a beer and look at Mexico
2. Fictional Character You’d Really Like to Be: The powerful woman who teaches them to love
3. Your Authorial Theme Song: Cross-town Traffic
4. Favorite Part of Being a Writer: I can do it from home and get up and talk a walk any time I want.
5. Name of Your First Pet (Can include family or significant others…): King Arthur, an orange and white male tabby. He really was quite imperial. Of course he also let us dress him up in doll clothes.
6. Music, Television or Silence While Writing: music. Jimi Hendrix, James Brown or Jack White when it really needs to flow
7. Early Riser or Night Owl: turning into more of a Night Owl lately
8. Favorite Season: Fall. I love crisp, cool weather, wind, and blowing leaves.
9. Did You Always Want to be a Writer: pretty much ever since I saw some kids putting together the school newspaper when I was eleven
About the Book
Deer Cloud is painting the stories of the gods when tragedy changes his life. He is called to walk the shaman path and bring the buffalo through his visionary power. The evil Stone Face will do anything to thwart Deer Cloud’s growing strength. Jumping Rabbit, a lusty female shaman, decides to mentor him and ends up taking him to bed. She introduces him to a powerful spirit plant to counter the effects of the dangerous wolf flower. When buffalo are spotted, Stone Face challenges Deer Cloud to call the beasts with his new power. With Jumping Rabbit’s help, Deer Cloud changes Rain Bringer society forever.
This book brings to life people who lived over 4,000 years ago in the southwest Texas canyonlands known as the Lower Pecos, near the confluence of the Devils and Pecos rivers with the Rio Grande. These ancient people painted over 300 currently known rock art murals, some of which can be viewed today. Archaeologists have also found evidence of a huge bison jump in a small canyon in that region that points to a catastrophic event in the lives of these people so long ago. This book is based on extensive research and is the first novel to examine these events.
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About the Author
Mary S. Black fell in love with the Lower Pecos more than twenty years ago. Since then she has studied the archaeology and related ethnography of the area with numerous scholars. She has an Ed.D. from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology and lives in Austin with her husband, an archaeologist, and two cats.