September 27, 2013

Announcing a new Kickstarter prize for Geronimo, Life on the Reservation (A Historical Fantasy)!

Eleven days to go in the Kickstarter campaign for

Geronimo, Life on the Reservation
(A Historical Fantasy)!

Rudy's one-man show premieres in Tucson, Arizona at the
Casino Del Sol in March 2014.
Just for kicks, I'm throwing in a new prize for anyone pledging $25.00! It's an autographed book of the third book in my Turtle Trilogy, Custer and His Naked Ladies.
Pledge now! Limited offer!
Sometimes, Custer is just an ole yeller dog, and Naked Ladies are just old women in Capri pants...
Custer and His Naked Ladies

 Janelle Meraz Hooper

  When her husband unexpectedly dumps her, Glory boards an Oklahoma-bound plane at the Sea-Tac Airport. She has wasted too many years on the wrong man, and her biological clock is beginning to pound like a powwow drum.

    Her biggest problem of all may be Soap, a sexy Comanche lawyer who wants to do something about that powwow drum pounding in her head…

  Sprinkled with Spanish phrases and Comanche words, Custer and His Naked Ladies is full of Southwest flavor. iUniverse, 206 pages, paperback. $15.95 USD, Kindle, $2.99 USD. Set in Oklahoma.

note: prizes will only be awarded if the show is fully funded. No money will change hands if the show's funding doesn't meet its goal.

September 23, 2013

Kickstarter! Geronimo, Life on the Reservation (A Historical Fantasy)

Rudy Ramos as Wind
15 days to go!
Who: Rudy Ramos, who played Wind in the High Chaparral televisions series, and other movie and television roles. Written by Janelle Meraz Hooper.
What: Kickstarter pledge drive for a one-man traveling show about Geronimo's life on the reservation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
When: Pledge drive runs September 7, 2013-October 8, 2013. The show premieres at the High Chaparral Reunion on March 22, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. Afterwards, it goes on tour across the Southwest...eventually traveling to other parts of the country.
Why:  "I want to share Geronimo's story as a one-man show, from his final surrender through his 20 years as a POW at Fort Sill, Oklahoma," Rudy Ramos
What's a Kickstarter? Kickstarters fund artistic projects in all forms. Pledges from a dollar up are welcome. If the funding goal isn't met, no money changes hands. Click on the above link for more information.
Note from the blogger: Dear readers, this show is my valentine to the Apache people.  It treats the historical perspective with respect and humor (without being nonsensical). Please consider supporting this creative effort. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Janelle


September 10, 2013

Kickstarter! Geronimo, Life on the Reservation (A Historical Fantasy), Rudy Ramos

Rudy Ramos

Kickstarter Page link:
Geronimo, Life on the Reservation KickStarter link
Funding period: September 7, 2013-October 8, 2013
Website page link:

Geronimo, Life on the Reservation (A Historical Fantasy)
Starring Rudy Ramos
written by Janelle Meraz Hooper
About the show...
A historical fantasy of Geronimo’s life on the reservation after his surrender that focuses on the resiliency and humor of the great Apache Indian leader.

Geronimo chats with his visitors using a stolen laptop to introduce humor and lighten the emotional load on his audience. Recalling a history of strife, betrayal, and battle, he says, “…I had to steal the laptop because the white men will never tell the whole story about the Apaches. They control everything that's said about us in newspapers and books. Even the maps are slanted toward the whites. Look and you'll see they're dotted with each place we fought the white soldiers. Look closely. You'll see that if the soldiers won, it was a battle. If we won, it was a massacre…”

In this presentation, Geronimo cleverly evolves from a surrendered Indian leader into a successful entrepreneur. He participates in wild west shows, the Chicago World Fair, and others. Keenly aware of how to work the political system, he joins the same church that Teddy Roosevelt belongs to and rides in his Inaugural Parade. Although he isn’t successful in getting everything he wants, he certainly succeeds in making the best of his situation.

Beaten? Geronimo was never beaten. He simply adapted to his present circumstances and met the white man on a new battleground.