“My cultural heritage plays a large part in most of my books,” said Lila Pinord during a recent interview. “Don’
The book follows a number of characters, but is most concerned with a young man named Cowboy, who is separated from his parents by an unusual phenomenon in space-time and ends up wandering the world, finding friends and family at every turn, but always searching for that true connection – his mother – that seems to just elude him. All the while, his mother, Ellie, continues to search for her son, while people in her town shift into unrecognizable beings and the lure of unearthly portals to elsewhere beckon. Just as her son does, Ellie finds new friends and family, even as she continues to scour the universe for her boy.
When asked what your plans are for Cowboy in future works, she answered, “The reason I left the ending kind of up in the air is so that I may return to it and continue not only Cowboy’s story, but the other players as well. I had in mind something like LOST, the series on television where there were the main characters, but the others also had flashbacks into who they were, where they came from and how they came to be in the gathering of the time travelers.
About the Author: Lila Pinord was born and raised in a small Native American fishing village called Queets, a part of the greater Quinault Indian Nation along the coast of Washington State. Because of this, many of her own experiences and knowledge of reservation life such as myths, legends and superstitions of her people are included in her writings. Lila attended Western Washington University and gained a degree in Accounting. However, writing has always been her first love, and she continues it in Port Angeles, where she lives now. Her first book, SKYE DANCER, was published in 2003 and the second, EVIL LIVES IN BLUE ROCK, came out in 2005. MIN S MONSTER, her latest, came out in 2007. Lila is a contributor to 200 AUTHORS AND HOW THEY WERE PUBLISHED and THE PUBLISHED AUTHOR S GUIDE PROMOTION. Her story DAY OF THE CLOWNS can be seen in the anthology called SHAMELESS SHORTS. She is included in the anthology, GALLEY OF VOICES. SKYE DANCER was chosen to be featured on the State of Washington Library website in December 2006 under Mysteries of the Northwest. Her short story, Day of the Clowns, won first place at Books In Sync for the 4th quarter of 2010.