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The Romero Ruin Interpretive Trail in Catalina State Park

The Clay Series was inspired by the local history of the Sonoran Desert and a specific archaeological site near Tucson, Arizona, in the Catalina State Park. To prepare for writing these stories, I researched the history of the Spanish entrada into the Southwestern United States and the archaeological history of the area, taking archaeology classes at the local community college, and participating in excavations. I currently volunteer at Archaeology Southwest, a prominent preservation archaeology organization in Tucson.

Additionally, I volunteer at Catalina State Park co-leading a tour of the Romero Ruin Interpretive Trail, which is the setting for the books of the Clay Series. The stories tell about three women who lived at the site over the course of 800 years. In the books, you will meet a modern-day archaeologist, a nineteenth century homesteader's wife, and a woman who lived there in the 1300s. These women share a common bond with the land and each must fight for survival in her own way.

Tours are offered at the park on the first and third Mondays of the month--in May we will be starting at 8:00 am.  A map and directions to Catalina State Park are available here.

Clay Series Box Set

You can purchase the box set of the Clay Series e-Books for just $6.99 on Amazon.

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Reading Group Offer

Reading groups and book clubs who are interested in reading The Clay Remembers, The Clay Endures, or The Clay Sustains can order paperback copies directly from me at a special discount: $10 each with free shipping to a single address. I am available for online discussions and in person locally. Contact me for more information.