Monday, February 17, 2014

Frances Washburn's New Book

From 1999 - 2002, Frances Washburn worked as the first ever Graduate Assistant for the Taos Summer Writers' Conference! Her new book, The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band, is out this month from the University of Arizona Press. Congratulations Frances!

Opening July 4, 1969, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band follows a country western band through a summer of gigs in this novel that is equal parts mystery and community chronicle. At its core is the band's sassy lead singer and guitarist, Sissy Roberts, who must unravel a mysterious death as well as her own future in this story set in Indian Country on the verge of historic changes.

For those of you in the Tucson area, Frances will be giving a reading and discussing the novel at the book's release party, Friday, February 28th at 7 PM at Clues Unlimited. The event is free and open to the public.

Once again, congratulations Frances and we can't wait to read The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band!  

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Franci! We miss you! Love, Sharon