Guest Post & Excerpt of Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups by Andrew Joyce

 

Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m delighted to host a guest post from Andrew Joyce today. Andrew is no stranger to TGB; I hosted not one, but two, guest posts from him last November. It’s a pleasure to work with Andrew again in promoting his new book, Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups. The anthology was published  September 21, and Andrew is kindly sharing one of its many short stories with us today. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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Yellow Hair by Andrew Joyce

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Yellow Hair is an epic novel detailing the history between the United States and the Sioux Nation. Throughout the 19th century, the Sioux were repeatedly manipulated, lied to, and cheated by a government power who saw them as less than human, with an insatiable greed to claim all the Sioux lands at any cost—continuing a centuries-old policy of taking whatever they wanted from Indigenous Peoples, and leaving death and devastation in their wake.

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Guest Post: Andrew Joyce on Researching and Writing Historical Novels

I’m excited to share part two of author Andrew Joyce’s guest blogs here on The Geeky Bibliophile. If you missed part one, you can find it here.

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I always find it fascinating to discover how authors approach the task of historical research. I really enjoyed learning about Andrew’s process, and I hope you will, as well.

Once again, I’m honored to welcome Andrew to the blog. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on research with us, Andrew!

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Guest Post: Andrew Joyce on the Inspiration behind “Yellow Hair”

Today I’m honored to host the first of two guest blogs written by author Andrew Joyce. In this first post, Andrew shares the inspiration behind his latest work, Yellow Hair. He also gives a brief overview of the history between the United States government and the Sioux Nation during the 19th century, ending with the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862. Given current events—the fight to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline—this powerful piece is as timely as it is heartbreaking.

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