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My book, The Clay Remembers, and Similar Books

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Many of you know that my novel, The Clay Remembers, is fast approaching completion. I’m excited about having got it to this point—ready for an archaeologist to fact-check my descriptions of the work after which I’ll pass it along to my editor who will do the final edit. I’m hoping this means it will be ready for publication by the first of the year.

In the meantime, this month I will attend a wr…

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Desert Fireflies

When Prudence Litchfield’s beloved brother, William, mysteriously disappears from a mining camp in Arizona Territory, she journeys West to retrieve his motherless children.Her brother’s mining partner, Matthew McCallister, is vague about what is being done to find William, and tries to persuade her to return to Boston. Suspicious of his secrecy and insistence that she leave, she determines to investigate on her own. Her inquiries lead to threats and murder and reveal a plot to sabotage the mines.
Desert Fireflies In the exciting climax, Prudence’s niece and nephew are kidnapped and their wounded dog, Bucket, leads her into the mountains to find them. But will she be too late?

Arizona Territory (pre-1912, when it became a State) showing PRESCOTT in capital letters as the Territorial Capital (1864), Tucson was briefly the Territorial Capital until it moved to Phoenix in 1889 (note that Phoenix does not exist on this map).

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Tombstone Courthouse National State Park Archives, Tombstone, AZ., USA

Today, Don’t miss out! Friday, June 26, 2015 10:10 a.m.: Payson Book Festival author James Hagen will be interviewed by “Phanie” on KRIM 96.3 FM 10:10 a.m. His writings, are often based in Arizona Rim country as Jim is a long-time resident of Christopher Creek. His novella, It’s in the Blood, takes place in the Arizona Territory, in the early 1900’s, with a family torn apart by the father, who is a renegade from the law, drinker, gambler and a blood thirsty bounty hunter. You will also be intrigued by Jim’s 12 page epic poem, The Saga of Dick and Perry, about the killers of the Clutter family, based on Truman Capote’s masterpiece, In Cold Blood.

Listen live KRIM 96.3 FM or streaming at http://www.krimfm.com.

“How Tucson Became the Capitol of the Confederate Arizona Territory

The thrust of this feature is about how Tucson became a Confederate town with the Stars & Bars flying proudly over the Presidio. The events chronicled in this feature lead directly to conflict with the Chiricahua Apaches.

With the 1860 presidential election of Abraham Lincoln, 7 states seceded from the Union. Texas soon joined them. Many early Arizona pioneers had migrated from Texas and even more had southern relatives. Confederate leadership, and these southern sympathizers in the Territory, wanted to see slavery expanded throughout the American Southwest and the Confederacy extended all the way to the valuable ports and gold fields of California.

Map of Confederate States of AmericaOn March 16, 1861, a group of prominent Arizonans met in convention at Mesilla, NM (near present-day Las Cruces) to announce that Arizona Territory was seceding from the United States of America and request annexation into the Confederate States of America.

About two weeks later, a second convention was convened at Tucson to ratify the declarations of the Mesilla convention and to elect a delegate to the Congress of the Confederate States of America.”

http://southernarizonaguide.com/how-tucson-became-the-capitol-of-the-confederate-arizona-territory/

Rock Art Ranch

One of the most evocative rock art sites I ever visited is located in the Rock Art Ranch, right in the heart of Navajo Territory, in Arizona. This is a still operating cattle ranch that is also a tourist attraction. For a fee, the owner takes visitors to the site besides offering some demonstrations of ‘early’ cowboy life in the Wild West. The site features a few hundred images in just a small…

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Payson Book Festival Author, James Hagen on KRIM Radio

Payson Book Festival author James Hagen will be interviewed by “Phanie” on KRIM 96.3 FM 10:10 a.m.  His writings, are often  based in Arizona Rim country as Jim is a long-time resident of Christopher Creek.

His novella, It’s in the Blood, takes place in the Arizona Territory, in the early 1900’s, with a family torn apart by the father, who is a renegade from the law, drinker, gambler and a blood thirsty bounty hunter.

You will be intrigued by Jim’s 12 page epic poem, The Saga of Dick and Perry, about the killers of theClutter family, based on Truman Capote’s masterpiece, In Cold Blood.

Listen live KRIM 96.3 FM or streaming at http://www.krimfm.com .

Visit James at the Payson Book Festival, July 25, 2015.  www.paysonbookfestival.org.

Justin Modica’s “Exeter” Part: Arizona is ditch territory, and Modica is more than familiar with the terrain. This part features some really rad wall crawls and wheel-screeching blunts. Keep up with Thrasher Magazine here:http://www.thrashermagazine.comhttp://www.facebook.com/thrashermagazinehttp://www.instagram.com/thrashermaghttp://www.twitter.com/thrashermag Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fu6QKSwyRQ

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Yuma, Arizona: The Yuma Territorial Prison accepted its first prisoner on July 1, 1876. Although, its main function was once to hold criminals, present day it is used to educate its tourists of the rich past it holds in the heat of the desert.