My debut novel, Blood to Rubies, is unique in historical fiction in that it features 70 black-and-white images. Many are archival images from famous frontier photographers of the 1800s. Others are from some of the world's greatest contemporary photographers of the American West, landscapes, horses, and the Nez Perce.
During my many years of writing, researching and publishing my debut novel, BLOOD TO RUBIES, I met so many extraordinary people, among them Nez Perce elders and tribal members, photographers, authors, and historical scholars.
This photograph of a Nez Perce woman and her Appaloosa opens Chapter 28, sumac dreams. It was taken by one of the world's greatest photographers, Erika Larsen. The photograph features Nez Perce woman Katie Harris and her Appaloosa, Ollokot (named after Chief Joseph's warrior brother), both in spectacular Nez Perce regalia. This photograph was featured in National Geographic's 2014 issue, "People of the Horse."
Erika Larsen’s work has appeared in the world’s leading publications, including The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. She has also been commissioned to do portraits of famous persons, including Dr. Jane Goodall, Oprah Winfrey, and Nancy Pelosi. View more of Erika’s photographs and buy prints of her work at www.erikalarsenphoto.com.
ABOUT THE IMAGES IN BLOOD TO RUBIES
My debut novel is extremely unique in historical fiction since it features 70 black-and-white images. I searched high and low to find these images and worked with the world's most iconic libraries, including the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Archives, the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale University, the National Park Service, the Nez Perce Historical Park Service, the Polish Digital Equestrian Library, special private collections, and many state historical societies. The images help tell the story of my main character, a fictional frontier photographer, Frederick Cortland. Many are 1800s archival images from real frontier photographers. But some are from the world's leading contemporary photographers of the American West, of horses, and of the Nez Perce. I am so incredibly honored to have worked with them!
Read more about the author and her work at: www.DeborahHufford.com
THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING THIS JOURNEY WITH ME❣️🙏💙
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"Blood to Rubies IMAGE SHOWCASE: Erika Larsen" was originally posted January 5, 2024 on NotesfromtheFrontier.com and Facebook.
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