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Lost Treasure and Christmas

    I will be posting a new entry in a few days about flint types of Eastern Kentucky. Not so much related to John Swift's lost silver mines but really of interest to those folks who enjoy geology and archaeology information. This site is still dedicated to the famous legend and promises new posts on the subject in 2014.In the meantime, stop by my publishing site and order your copy of my book, Swift. It's a great story that includes all the famous Swift journal information available and some really neat perspective on early Kentucky history.
 The book is also available through and Barnes & Noble com.  Swift makes a great Christmas gift for someone interested in Kentucky history and especially the lore surrounding the oldest known treasure legend in the state. Ordering is easy and secure on line at either of this sites. You can also purchase at most book stores. If they do not have copies in stock most will gladly order it for you and delivery is fast. But order now in order to get delivery before Christmas!

    In the near future I will be post an excerpt from my new book that is now in progress. Some of you have been asking about when my next book will coming out and wondering if it will be the sequel to Swift. In fact, I have started the sequel to Swift but my next story adventure is not on the subject of Swift. The title has not been determined yet but writing is well underway. I am targeting to get the draft completed sometime in 2014. Follow this blog to get updates and preview the excerpt.
    Also, be watching for the forthcoming new entry about flint types. This is pretty interesting, especially to those who just love Kentucky archaeology and geology.


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