Don Diehl’s new book now available
Sapulpa-born writer Don Diehl’s historical fiction novel “INVASIONS: ‘Murder of the Indian’” is now available for purchase. Diehl says the five-year “read, research, ramble, and“ write ”project is sure to be a blockbuster (one way or the other). “Seriously, whatever ‘list’ she makes, hopefully it’s on yours,” Diehl said as he announced the release date.
There have been a lot of inquiries about the project. Book dedications including one on Monday June 21 on the lawn of the Heart of Route 66 Museum in Sapulpa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Hemmings Great Race.
“Invasions” is the 12th self-published book by Diehl Publications but it is the writer’s first historical fiction novel.
On the very day of the arrival of the ordeal, the morning devotion shared by the Diehls said: “It does not matter whether your work is recognized by the whole world or that only God sees it. It doesn’t matter if you get paid a lot of money or don’t get any financial compensation. Your work is precious. And you want him to be blessed by God. – from Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian.
Yet the Diehls believe that every reader will find the book unique.
“This book is several things,” says Diehl. “First of all, it is the story of a young traveler on horseback and by train in the late 1890s. At the suggestion of his grandfather, Tomachichi Jon Harjo saddles his Sagebrush horse and sets off to go see the world “. His adventures, as with time, are a mixture of his enthusiasm for life and his disappointment with the way life unfolds for so many people. He loves the Creator and his creation. Tommy has his detractors and must stand up for his beliefs. All is not beautiful. The trip helps Tommy sort out the real from the… well, not so real; the truth of lies; facts of fiction; and at Wounded Knee Creek, almost loses faith in God and man.
“Second, the book is a brief history of the early American families who migrated to the continent and bred across North America. They lived and lived in the wigwams of the riverside villages; in the tipis of hunting camps across the plains and mountains; in the dwellings of the cliffs of agricultural centers; and sophisticated hilltop towns with well-developed governments. They have developed political, religious and economic systems, as have societies in other parts of the world, sometimes to their detriment; sustainable lifestyles, family values, cultures and traditions. They made themselves priests, prophets, kings, leaders while trying to maintain the free voice of the individual, and always drawn to the truth of a creator God – the Supreme and the Great Spirit.
This book then focuses on the period beginning when these early Americans welcomed European explorers (intruders and invaders) to their shores at the end of the 13th century, through the accomplishment of something called ‘Manifest Destiny’ at the end of the 19th century This book is about INVASION!
“I could have chosen almost any Indian tribe, but living in Muscogee (Creek) country, it made sense to focus on the ‘Nation’ the author is most familiar with,” Diehl said.
Diehl says there are many opinions at least explored if not expressed in this work, “but [its] not our primary focus. Our Christian view of the world consists in understanding “His history” and the history of man, in particular of the man named “Indian”.
INVASIONS: “Killing of the Indian” sells for $ 19.95 and will be available at the book signing on June 21, or you can send a check plus $ 5 for shipping and handling to Don Diehl, 842 N. Ross, Sapulpa, OK 74066. Diehl says his first 200 copies will be autographed.