Soyala: Daughter of the Desert

ISBN - 978-1543962642

Set in the desert southwest at the end of the 13th century, this is a multi-generational story of a family during a time of societal turmoil and personal tragedy. The struggle ends when the family is forced to abandon its home, and travel into an unknown future. Based on the archaeological record, the drama plays out in the land of sage, sun, and sandstone.

 

What would it be like to live in the American Southwest during the great migration at the end of the 13th century, long before European incursion? The question haunted me. After over a year of research I let my imagination run free.

Set in the desert southwest at the end of the 13th century, this is a multi-generational story of a family during a time of societal turmoil and personal tragedy. The struggle ends when the family is forced to abandon its home, and travel into an unknown future. Based on the archaeological record, the drama plays out in the land of sage, sun, and sandstone.

 

Anastasia's Book of Days

ISBN-978-1-4834-7292-8

From the vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire in Europe to the creation of the nation we now know as Germany, the life of Anastasia Burkart reflects the momentous changes sweeping across her beloved Black Forest homeland.

She must grow up quickly. Her life which spans most of the eighteenth century takes an unexpected, unusual trajectory. Her story - that of a never-wed mother of thee in a conservative Catholic society is filled with strife, hardship and love.

Based on Anastasia's purported diaries, this novel presents her life story, turning a family genealogy into the flesh and bones of a real woman, who passed her name down through the generations

Previous books by Cindy and Bob Maynard

Ancient Skies Through Ancient Eyes

ISBN-978-1-944313-30-2

"This handsome book honors one couple's passion for the night skies of the Southwest. Bob's photographs capture the grace of blazing starlit skies, hand-hewn art and nature-hewn canyons. Cindy's words explore the geology, history and archeology of the sites. ANCIENT SKIES THROUGH ANCIENT EYES invites you to reclaim what you might have lost. It impels you find your own sky-kart land and take your place under the stars" 

-Barbara Richardson, author of Tributary Utah Book Award Winner, Editor of the Anthology Dirt: A  Love Story

A Photographer's Guide to Colorado's National Parks and Monuments

ISBN 978-0-692-40122-4-52495

Few states in the continental United States offer the range of geography and topography that Colorado does. 

This guide offers aid to photographers who wish to do their own exploring. It provides all the information photographers need to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right lens. Each chapter introduces the special features unique to each location, providing in-depth and reader-friendly details on geology, history, and more, to enhance your understanding and add to your sense of wonder. Bb and Cindy Maynard share their extensive personal experience, entertaining anecdotes and a selection of Bob's photography.

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