From the Author
As a student of natural mysteries, myth, and lore, and being of Cherokee heritage, I have long wondered about references to "star beings" and off-world creatures often referred to in Native American legends and stories. I also wondered why there were not more reports of strange objects in the skies back in the 1800s. But years of research have convinced me that not only were there a great number of such reports of flying airships and odd anomalies in the sky during the days of the Old West, a large number of them appeared as published reports in newspapers of the time. Finding and exploring these reports led to the inspiration for this novel.
Concerning Native American references to star creatures and star origins, I was further amazed to discover many of the ancient beliefs not only reference such topics, but, in some cases, boldly make the claim that at least some of the early American cultures originated from the stars and were brought to earth tens of thousands of years ago to settle this planet. It was all I needed to begin the task of crafting this novel - based upon those historical and mythological references.
About the Author
Logan Hawkes is a writer, broadcaster, and dual resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Padre Island, Texas, reflecting his equal passion for the alluring mountainous west and a deep appreciation and fascination for the ancient sea and the natural histories of the two regions. Hawkes is an award winning writer, journalist and recurring guest on numerous radio programs and popular History Channel programs including Ancient Aliens, whose knowledge of ancient American history, myths and legends provide an insight into America’s mysterious past. Winner of the Hearst Award and an author of an audio docu-drama series about Ancient American mysteries, he brings years of storytelling experience and knowledge of Native American tales to life for the reader. His own Cherokee heritage provides the backdrop for this rollicking adventure into America's Old West. When not living on the Pojoaque Pueblo Reservation North of Santa Fe, he spends his time on Padre Island with his partner and wife Carla and his youngest son who serves the gaming industry as a voice actor.