Friday, November 22, 2013

Ice Age Boy Shows Linkage to Both Western Europe and Native Americans

Ghosts of the Heart, the soon to be released prehistoric adventure
sequel to Shadows on the Trail by John Bradford Branney.  
More evidence that Europeans and just not Asians first populated North America. I think the big question now is when North America was populated. Clovis First thinking has gone the way of the buggy whip and new archaeological evidence on the east coast continues to push the entrance date into North America further into the past.    

Exciting times for North American archaeology!

Ice Age Boy Shows Linkage to Europeans and Native Americans

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holiday Book Special

                     Have an Adventure for the Holidays!

There is no better gift for the holidays than a book! Take an adventure that transports your mind to another time and place! While supplies last, I am selling signed copies of any or all of my three books for the holidays.

Shadows on the Trail takes place at the end of the Ice Age on the plains and mountains of Texas and Colorado. The end of the Ice Age was a time of global warming, rising air temperatures and melting ice caps and glaciers. It was a time when several large mammal species went extinct and when small bands of humans roamed the mountains and plains attempting to survive in an unforgiving and violent world. This is a tale of three prehistoric tribes whose paths collide, culminating into an emotional thriller loaded with predatory animals, hostile encounters with other humans, and the unpredictable forces of nature.
Saving Miguel takes place in the not too distant future when the global economy collapses into the deepest abyss the world has ever known, pushing over seventy-five per cent of the world’s population into poverty. Most of these people lose to this global economic crash. Security, money, dreams, and most importantly, hope for the future all destroyed by the greed of a few. Out of this world comes an eight-year old boy named Miguel who initiates a roller coaster ride of events that turns this world upside down. Miguel is just a boy but he is the only hope the world has left…

Ghosts of the Heart is the second book in the Shadows on the Trail trilogy, the continuation  of the Folsom People’s journey from present-day Texas to the idyllic North Country at the end of the last Ice Age. The Folsom People faced so much adversity in Shadows on the Trail that the adventure quickly outgrew the first book. The adventure continues on the prairies and mountains of present-day Colorado as the Folsom People battle predatory animals, hostile humans, and the forces of nature in a harsh and unpredictable world. Publication will commence for Ghosts of the Heart in December 2013. Preorder it now and enjoy all three adventures! 

Prices for author-signed books are as follows;

      ·         Any of the three books signed by the author for $22 each, U.S. postage included.*

·         Shadows on the Trail and Ghosts of the Heart signed by the author for $42, U.S. postage included.*

·         All three books signed by the author for $50, U.S. postage included.*

Checks and money orders, or Paypal are all acceptable means of payment. Offer is good while the supply of books lasts. Contact the author on Facebook at Shadows on the Trail by John Bradford Branney or email to arrange your order.   

Unsigned copies of any of these books are available at,, and several other booksellers in paperback and e book.  

*If the publication date of Ghosts of the Heart goes past the Holidays for any reason, the buyer will receive a gift certificate from me for the book and it will be shipped immediately after publication.