Six days to press. Ed Mell sent me this photo, which he took of me up in the crow's nest of my studio a couple months ago. I may use this for the book jacket.
And, of course, I know this guy backwards and forwards:
The Apache Kid
In 1888, Ski-be-nan-ted, better known as The Apache Kid was sentenced to a ten year term at Alcatraz for a crime he did not commit. Pardoned after serving 18 months on the Rock, the Kid was returned to Arizona where he was re-arrested on civil charges stemming from the wounding of Al Sieber and the subsequent break out and escape. This time he was sentenced to eight years in the Yuma Territorial Prison. While being transported from Globe to the train station at Casa Grande he escaped and was never caught. Some believe he lived out his life in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.