Michael Blake, whose novel, written at the request of Kevin Costner, became - via his own masterful and Academy Award winning script - the movie, Dances With Wolves, died this week after a long illness in Tucson, Arizona.
Like many other movie fans I was deeply affected by this story but knew nothing of its author until reading his obituaries.
One thing of note: The novel did poorly until the success of the movie, starring Kevin Costner, after which it sold more than 3.5 million copies.
Amazon lists 3 other Michael Blake novels - each about American Indians. The Holy Road, published in 2004, is a sequel to Dances With Wolves....