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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On the Road to Bozeman

 


On the Road to Bozeman - video shot in September 2011

Music, This Small Town by Scott Jacobs

(CC BY-SA)

https://soundcloud.com/scott-jacobs-139219558

http://www.scottjacobsmusic.com/

Friday, August 19, 2016

Kootenai Falls


video


Kootenai Falls, just off U.S. Route 2 on the Kootenai River west of Libby, Montana. Video shot in September, 2011.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and Paul Horn recorded a CD in Canyon de Chelly (see attached link).

http://www.canyonrecords.com/shop/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=CR-7019

Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly. The canyon is in the Navajo Nation and contains several sacred sites, some known to the general public and some not. A particularly interesting rocky spire is reputed to be the place where Spider Woman brought the skill of weaving to the Navajo people. Tourists are not allowed in Canyon de Chelly without a Navajo guide, both because of the sacred sites and because people sill live there who don’t want tourists peering in their windows. 




 
 
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/08/11/5-more-must-see-images-sacred-places-165384
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyon_de_Chelly_National_Monument

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fictional Cedar County, Montana


















                       Fictional Cedar County, Montana

                     Sheriff Jim Buchanan's jurisdiction

Taylor, Montana hosts the county offices of the sheriff's department as well as the western office of the state crime lab. U.S. Route 228 traverses the county from Taylor, a city of 65,000 in the west past the towns of Mallory, Sullivan, Big Stump, to the village of Horace in the east and beyond.


Towns in Cedar County, Montana –
  • Taylor* (county seat), pop 65,167
  • Mallory*,pop 14,256
  • Spaulding*, pop 7,852
  • Trout Hollow*, pop 4,289
  • Big Stump *, pop 2,159
  • Sullivan, pop, 1,640
  • Ledge Flats, pop 639
  • Horace, pop 334                                                                                                                                       
Places of Worship –
  • Taylor United Methodist Church
  • Taylor Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Taylor Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Taylor Community Bible Church
  • Faith Baptist Church
  • First Presbyterian Church of Taylor
  • Our Lady of Loretta Catholic Church
  • Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
  • Taylor Congregational Church
  • Temple Beth Solomon
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church
  • Church of the Revelations

Government Offices –
·         Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor, Montana – Sheriff Jim Buchanan
·         Cedar County Coroner’s Office, Taylor, Montana – Coroner Leon Madison
·         Cedar County Office of the State Crime Lab, Taylor, Montana – Office of State Chief  Medical Examiner, Hank Kelly
·         Taylor Mayor’s Office, Taylor, Montana, Mayor Hamilton Jackson
·         Taylor Police Department, Taylor, Montana, Police Chief John Peters
·         IX District Office of the Montana Highway Patrol in Taylor

Universities –
·         Taylor University, Taylor, Montana
·         Montana Institute of Technology, Taylor, Montana (aka, the other MIT)

Schools –
·         Taylor High School, Taylor, Montana
·         Saint William Christian School, Taylor, Montana
·         John Taylor Academy, Taylor, Montana

Hospitals –
·         Cedar County Hospital, Taylor, Montana
·         Taylor University Medical Center, Taylor, Montana
·         Saint Mary’s Hospital, Taylor, Montana
·         Mallory Community Hospital, Mallory, Montana
·         Missoula Memorial Hospital, Missoula, Montana

Airports –
·         Mackenzie Municipal Airport, Taylor, Montana
·         Taylor International Airport, Taylor, Montana

Newspapers –

·         Cedar County Ledger – weekly county newspaper
·         Taylor Bulletin – daily town newspaper

Entertainment –

·         Jubilee Theater

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Killing Zone's antagonists















Videl Tanas, a sociopathic murderer and the ruthless leader of the Screaming Skulls Motorcycle Club seeks revenge over those responsible for his twelve year stretch in state prison.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Base photo for the cover of The Killing Zone














We chose to die on sandstone cliffs so high, 
a sacrifice to kiss the Creator’s sky. 

© Felix F. Giordano, 
The Killing Zone (DOR 11/2016)


Photographed on 10/4/2011 at the top of the Rimrocks overlooking Billings, MT near Swords Park.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Opportunities for Native American writers

In an article that appeared in Indian Country Today on July 19, 2016, Vincent Schilling reports on Eddie Schneider, a successful literary agent and Vice President of JABberwocky Literary Agency who is one of many literary agents seeking to work with a diverse group of authors.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/07/19/want-get-published-ny-literary-agents-tips-native-authors-165200
 
 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Montana Harvest now available on Audible.com

Montana Harvest Audiobook


Montana Harvest is now available as an audiobook download on Audible.com. It will also soon be available as an audiobook on Amazon.com and iTunes.

Hear are what some Amazon readers have said about Montana Harvest:

"Colorful and descriptive writing. A suspenseful story. Tension and excitement builds with each chapter."

"Montana Harvest delivers a compelling protagonist and a story with a great blend of suspense, spookiness, and mystery."

"...a terrific plot, with lots of twists set in an intriguing Montana setting."

"Very well written and easily kept my attention. There was action all the way through and I enjoyed this book very much."

"Well-developed interesting characters and plot twists."

"A great mystery and wonderful insight into Native American culture. I highly recommend this book!"

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Special pricing now thru Labor Day.

Montana Harvest (The Jim Buchanan Novels) Mystery at Little Bitterroot (The Jim Buchanan Novels Book 2)

In honor of our U.S. NationalPark Centennial and to coincide with the summer reading season, JBNovels.com is introducing special paperback copy pricing for Montana Harvest and Mystery at Little Bitterroot now thru Labor Day.

Please click on either of the above titles to receive the discounted price.
 
Felix F. Giordano is a member of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS) and the Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association.

His characters in the Jim Buchanan Novels are reflective of his many life experiences in Montana. From the grandeur of Glacier Park to the cedar forests near the Kootenai River to the vastness of the Madison Valley, from the cliffs of the Rimrocks to the haunting secrets of the Crazy Mountains and the bleakness of the Missouri Breaks, Mr. Giordano captures the varied landscapes, wildlife, people, and customs indigenous to this beautiful and enduring land.

The mystery and haunting secrets of the western mountainous terrain contrasting with the vast and bleak eastern plains formed the natural backdrop for the divergence between two very different cultures inhabiting that landscape providing the inspiration for his Native American themed mystery/suspense/thriller series - The Jim Buchanan Novels.

Mr. Giordano has published the mystery/suspense/thriller novels Montana Harvest and Mystery at Little Bitterroot. His novels' protagonist is a Native American sheriff from western Montana. Both novels have been top ten best sellers in the Native American Literature category on Amazon.com with Mystery at Little Bitterroot achieving the #1 Hot New Release in that category for more than two weeks during April, 2016.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Meet an Author

Paperback copies of Montana Harvest and Mystery at Little Bitterroot (Amazon's #1 Hot New Release in Native American Literature) will be available at tomorrow's book signing at the Ashford, CT Senior Center Craft Fair, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Both novels have consistently listed in Amazon's top twenty best sellers in Native American Literature this month with Mystery at Little Bitterroot reaching #3 overall.



Monday, April 4, 2016

Mystery at Little Bitterroot

Mystery at Little Bitterroot is listed as a hot new release in Amazon's Kindle Store and is the #4 best seller in Native American Literature as of: April 4, 2016


More to Explore in Native American Literature



 
 






 
 
Kindle Edition

$2.99

Best Sellers in Native American Literature

·         Top 100 Paid 

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4. Mystery at Little Bitterroot (The Jim Buchanan Novels, Vol. 2)

by Felix Giordano


Kindle Edition

$2.99

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Signing copies of Montana Harvest

Book signing at the Lebanon, CT Country Fair from 1-3 p.m. in the Exhibition Building Sunday, August 9th.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Died While in Police Custody Story You Haven't Heard Of

Before Sandra Bland there was Sarah Lee Circle Bear

Read more at:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/28/manning-sarah-lee-circle-bear-died-while-police-custody-family-seeks-justice-161204


Friday, July 17, 2015

Healthy, Traditional Foods Essential

They say foods with two feet are good, foods with no feet are better but foods with no eyes are best.

Read more at - http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/17/report-healthy-traditional-foods-essential-tribes-survival-161087


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Black Hills Sacred Peak

At this peak Black Elk said, “I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.” 


Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/14/black-hills-sacred-peak-could-keep-murderers-name-161054
 
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Soon-to-be award winning article on climate change


By John D. Sutter, CNN

You're making this island disappear

It's one of the clearest injustices of climate change: The Marshall Islands likely won't exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees. I traveled to the remote Pacific to learn what it's like to try to process that doomsday forecast. And why some people already are making the painful decision to leave. You voted for this coverage as part of CNN's two° series.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Native Children as Hope for the Planet


The Warrior Project is a photographic journey by Tailinh Agoyo that seeks to document the future, and what's important. The future: children, particularly those of Indigenous heritage. What's important: Earth. 


Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/25/native-children-hope-planet-warrior-project-snaps-kids-utah-and-rhode-island-160861
 
 




Weekend Pow Wow Guide

Now that the summer season has officially begun, one of the best things folks in Indian country can really enjoy are pow wows. And there’s something about the summer months that bring out a spirit of joy, excitement and peace. 


Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/26/ictmns-weekend-pow-wow-guide-160870?page=0%2C0
 
 

Strawberry Thanksgiving Heralds Sweet Summer Treats


It was a small, but sweet gathering for Strawberry Thanksgiving at the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter, Rhode Island. Guests sipped strawberry iced tea, ate strawberry shortcake, and sampled the berries piled high in a deep woven basket.
 

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/26/strawberry-thanksgiving-heralds-sweet-summer-treats-160835
 
 


New Mexico's Native Women Tell Their Stories in 'A Thousand Voices'

A Thousand Voices gets it a thousand percent correct.  Departing from the usual Hollywood, romanticized notion of Native life, the film lets Native voices tell their own narrative.  


Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/22/new-mexicos-native-women-tell-their-stories-thousand-voices-160820
 
 

Friday, June 26, 2015

20 Stunning Views Along the Great Inka Road

The Inka Road stretches over 24,000 miles through six modern-day countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. It stands among the great feats of engineering in world history, serving as a network that linked Cusco (in modern-day Peru) with the far reaches of the Inka empire. The Inka road ranges over mountains, tropical lowlands, rivers and deserts and is still crucial in uniting contemporary Andean communities. 


Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/23/20-stunning-views-along-great-inka-road-160827
 
 

At the Heart of Mother Earth: Niagara Gathering Honors Grandmothers’ Message

At the 4th Annual Gathering at the Heart of Niagara against the backdrop of Niagara Falls, Mary Lou Smoke spoke of how important it is to preserve one of the earth’s most precious resources: water.


Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/22/heart-mother-earth-niagara-gathering-honors-grandmothers-message-160810