According to the non-profit DIGDEEP, 40% of all homes on the Navajo reservation do not have running water. DIGDEEP’s Navajo Water Project has been working for several years to remedy that, and they’re having success.
I’ve helped the Project in the past, and I’m hoping to do so again with sales of the revised version of Dragontamer’s Daughters (released earlier this year), which was inspired by Navajo culture and belief. Like I did in 2013, I will donate to the Project 100% of the profits from DTD that I receive in December.
DTD is a young adult fantasy novel about two sisters who find a dragon like no other–and their lives are never the same after that. There’s no story quite like DTD: it’s set in an alternate Old West, the dragons are not your typical fire-breathing monsters, and the characters are complex and compelling.
Dragontamer’s Daughters is available on Kindle for $2.99 and in softcover for $14.99, and is meant for readers age 11+ (though I’ve known kids as young as 9 to have read it and enjoyed it). If you know someone (maybe yourself?) who is looking for a unique reading experience, please consider purchasing a copy. And again, 100% of the profits from sales in December will go to a great cause.
Kenton Kilgore is forging a new direction in young adult science-fiction and fantasy. His latest work-in-progress is In Lonely Lands, a modern-fantasy/horror novel, to be published in fall 2016.
Kenton is the author of Dragontamer’s Daughters, based on Navajo culture and belief. He also wrote Lost Dogs, the story of a German Shepherd and a Beagle-mix who survive the end of the human world, only to find that their struggles have just begun. With Patrick Eibel, he created Our Wild Place, a children’s book about the joy to be found in exploring Nature.
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