Reseña del editor
Tsa Sohone, Michael's Caddoan grandfather, begins this first of three stories about his past lives on June 24, 2007 that commences with his departure from life as Zinesi (spiritual leader of his tribe) and his life energy's transition from bodily form to the Psyplex (central core of the psychological complex that houses all souls) for renewal. Tsa Sohone, along with a few other life energies, is charged with an important task, one that can only be accomplished by their assignment into the body of a mule named Old Blue, born in 1874 in the east Arkansas delta, a dangerous region in a tumultuous post civil war time. They are charged with protecting Lisa, a young lady on a journey with her parents and little brother to the western frontier. Old Blue, the mule with multiple souls led by the chief soul of Tsa Sohone, with a direct but sometimes tenuous connection to the great central power from the Psyplex, struggles at times to carry out his task as he gains knowledge of the powers he possesses; from his ability to shape-shift into the forms of his accompanying souls to his ability to understand and use his mule form advantageously in the world of humans who just view him as a mule. Though the twists of life are many for Blue and Lisa's family, he carries on through his first mission, one he learns is necessary to complete the second and third missions that together, will find finality with the arrival of the full moon in November 2012, the end date for the 4.7 billion year Mayan calendar; a specific period when time and space merge, when all perceptions and reality itself changes. Michael, not aware of his role after this first or second story, is astonished to learn the part he plays when the world goes into total renewal in the few months ahead.
Biografía del autor
David grew up in the area of western Arkansas, the setting of his first book in this trilogy. A career in manufacturing plant management exposed him to many diverse characters and experiences that add to the flavor of his writing. An intense interest in Native American culture heightened by living among the Caddo Indians' ancient home territory led him to in-depth research of their culture. Always having had a keen interest in the fascinating history of tumultuous Arkansas after the civil war, he combined these two areas of interest with a third interest - that of the Mayan culture - to begin this adventure that will culminate at the end of the Mayans' 4.7 billion year calendar in November of 2012. After eight years of service in the U.S. Air Force and a tour of duty in Vietnam, David attended the University of Arkansas where he received a B.A. degree and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. His military service, business career and early childhood afforded him the opportunity to experience living in seven states and four foreign countries as well as traveling to many other states and countries. Passion for writing started in high school where he wrote many poems and stories. David continued that desire to write by publishing both factual and fictional articles in various company newsletters over the years. From early childhood David was always active in sports, particularly track competition. Blessed with natural speed, he still actively competes at the seniors and masters level where he has had great success at the state and national levels in sprint competitions. David lives in the beautiful Ouachita mountain region of west central Arkansas, southeast of his hometown of Booneville.