I am an AUTHOR AFFILIATE to the Bookshop.org organization. Buying your books through Jack's Bookshop helps local bookstores. A portion of the price of the book goes to independent bookstores across the United States and I obtain a portion--it's about 10% to independent bookstores, 10% to me as an author. The bookstore I donate to is Leaves and Tea in Fort Worth. You may choose your own independent bookstore. I also donate 5% of my net proceeds on the sale of Death at La Osa: A Pueblo Tribal Police Mystery to the Tiwa language classes at the schools associated with the Taos Pueblo, the Red Willow People.
The website of Bookshop.org has FAQs and elaborates on the social good of independent bookstores. Please see the "About" link at the end of this page.
Jack Matthews is a former professor of history and anthropology at colleges and universities in Texas. He held tenures at Amarillo College and Cisco College in Texas and lectured at University of Texas at Arlington and TCU on the anthropology of religion and Native American history. Born in Brownwood, Texas, Matthews was reared in small town, rural environment, working on his uncles' ranches and living alongside the Colorado River and Cherokee and Rough Creeks.
Jack divides his time between Fort Worth, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico.