Saturday, March 13, 2010
Glacier National Park Donation
Vanilla Heart Publishing, the publisher of the new second edition of my novel The Sun Singer, announced this morning that it will donate a portion of the book’s sales during March, April and May to the Glacier National Park Centennial.
Originally published in 2004, the primary action of this mythic adventure story is set within Glacier National Park’s Swiftcurrent Valley. Settings include Many Glacier Hotel (where I worked as a bellman in 1963 and 1964), Swiftcurrent Lake, Lake Josephine, and Morning Eagle Falls. Donations to the park’s 2010 centennial effort will come from sales of the trade paperback as well as the book’s Kindle and other e-book versions.
Glacier National Park made a profound impression on me during my two summers there as an hotel employee—and also as an avid hiker and mountain climber—and during visits in subsequent years. When my publisher’s managing editor Kimberlee Williams suggested the donations to the centennial program, I felt that it was a perfect opportunity to give something back.
Even though I haven’t been to Glacier in many years, the “Crown of the Continent” has been a long-time influence, and I am happy to see the centennial activities unfolding toward a wonderful summer season. I hope the contribution of The Sun Singer will help all of us celebrate the 100th birthday.
The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, OmniLit and other discerning booksellers.