It’s a helluva town

That was the original lyric to “New York, New York” from Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town.”

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For the movie that was changed to “It’s a wonderful town” but either way, we set SKIN OF THE WOLF there because we love the place.  We hope you’ve enjoyed these countdown posts, and though we’ll keep posting, we’ll close the NYC part of the countdown with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Jules Munchin in this clip from “On the Town.”

Please get your copy of SKIN OF THE WOLF as soon as you can, and thanks for staying with us!

 

 

It’s Publication Day for SKIN OF THE WOLF…

Korean Hahoe Mask
Korean Hahoe Mask

 

 

A Native American ceremonial mask up for auction at Sotheby’s lies at the heart of Skin of the Wolf. We are celebrating the use of masks throughout the world and across time by featuring a new mask daily as we count down to publication day on July 31, 2014. To pre-order and for more information please use the links on your left.

 

The original source for today’s mask can be found here.

Werewolf Books II

Aaron Bennett maintains a list of werewolf books on Amazon.com.  You can find the list here.  The #1 book on the list is THE WEREWOLF BOOK:  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHAPE-SHIFTING BEINGS by Brad Steiger.  Perhaps a future edition will include Sam Cabot’s contribution to the genre, SKIN OF THE WOLF.

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Native American resources

We’ve focused a lot during this countdown on Native American issues, but of course we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s interesting and meaningful.  If you want to look further into some of these questions, or anything else relevant to Native peoples, here are some useful resources.

An exhaustive Native American resource page.

Wikipedia’s Indigenous Peoples of North American portal.

Indian Country Today Media Network.

The text of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

And because I can’t resist, here’s a link to an article on Rez Ball.

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It’s One Day until SKIN OF THE WOLF…

 

Mask, Possibly of Usofuki, Character in Kyogen Plays, 18th-19th century
Mask, Possibly of Usofuki, Character in Kyogen Plays, 18th-19th century

 

A Native American ceremonial mask up for auction at Sotheby’s lies at the heart of Skin of the Wolf. We are celebrating the use of masks throughout the world and across time by featuring a new mask daily as we count down to publication day on July 31, 2014. To pre-order and for more information please use the links on your left.

 

The original source for today’s mask can be found here.

Werewolf Books

Although SKIN OF THE WOLF isn’t exactly a “werewolf book,” it should appeal to anyone interested in shapeshifting or people who have the ability to turn into wolves (and other animals).  Adam Lipkin wrote a very nice consideration of the best werewolf books, both fiction and nonfiction, for the Bookslut blog.  You can read it here.

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It’s 2 Days until SKIN OF THE WOLF…

 

Quileute Wolf Mask, Washington, USA, 1880-1910
Quileute Wolf Mask, Washington, USA, 1880-1910

 

 

A Native American ceremonial mask up for auction at Sotheby’s lies at the heart of Skin of the Wolf. We are celebrating the use of masks throughout the world and across time by featuring a new mask daily as we count down to publication day on July 31, 2014. To pre-order and for more information please use the links on your left.

 

The original source for today’s mask can be found here.

John and Sebastian Cabot: Father and Son Explorers

The Catholic Encyclopedia entry for the father and son explorers, John and Sebastian Cabot, can be found here.  Note the striking family resemblance between father and son, even in beard grooming, hat, and coat preferences.  One of the characters in Sam Cabot’s SKIN OF THE WOLF hitched a ride to Newfoundland with John Cabot in 1498.

John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto)
John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto)
Sebastian Cabot
Sebastian Cabot