By Doug Middleton

Stephen Graham Jones is an award-winning author and his brand new novel The Only Good Indians blends horror with biting social commentary. Readers are drawn into the life of a Blackfeet Native American named Lewis and his infectious personality. Lewis’ present day circumstances are peppered with flashbacks to an elk hunting trip with three childhood friends that took place a decade ago. The reader knows something bad happened on that trip as Jones expertly tightens the tension with a barrage of human experiences told through flawed, yet very real characters.

The horror builds as the reader realizes that the hunter has become the prey.

Stephen Graham Jones has been an NEA fellowship recipient and has won the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, and four This Is Horror Awards. He has also been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. Jones is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

2020 Events

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to and interact with this master storyteller and award-winning author at “And This is How I Got Here” on Saturday, October 17 at 6:15 PM. Register now before this event is full.

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Doug Middleton is a retired school administrator who lives in Sherwood, Wisconsin.  He spends much of his time working on social justice issues by volunteering for a variety of nonprofits in the Fox Valley. Currently, he is a Fox Cities Book Festival Board Member.