In July of 2012, two months after Shadows on the Mesa was released, I was diagnosed with a serious health issue that forced me to greatly curtail nearly all plans for exhibitions in conjunction with the book. Despite the chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation other assorted treatments (which fortunately to date have proven very effective) I was lucky enough to have two museums host an exhibition, lecture, book signing, etc..
Many thanks to the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff and the Phippen Museum in Prescott for their support. That’s me below at the lecture/book signing at the Phippen in January 2013. The painting on the bottom is a beautiful Ferdinand Burgdorff painting of Betatakin Ruins dated 1924, which unfortunately I did not procure until after the book was sent off to the Schiffer Books for publication.
The piece on top is a Carl Eytel sketch of an unknown trading post somewhere near the Colorado River, circa 1902.