Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Book by Gordon Johnson

Gordon Johnson has a new book out titled Bird Songs Don’t Lie: Writings from the Rez

Gordon was also just featured in an article in the Press Enterprise:

Carl Love: Writer Gordon Johnson still connects readers to old Temecula, Native American life

Here is an excerpt:

The crowd hanging out at the They Passed This Way monument in Old Town Temecula was working phones, the ultimate modern device.

One, Gordon Johnson, also was connected to the Temecula of long ago represented by the monument.

The name of John Magee, his great, great, great grandfather is etched there.

Magee was quite the figure of late 1800s Temecula. He owned a popular general store, served as the town postmaster and was a judge.

Johnson has made a name for himself in modern Temecula.

The veteran journalist started writing about the area in the early 1980s as editor of The Californian newspaper.

Now he’s making news again with his third book, “Bird Songs Don’t Lie: Writings from the Rez,” a collection of newspaper columns from The Press-Enterprise and nine short stories based on a fictional Native American tribe, the San Ignacio.

Read the full article at the link above.  There's also a picture.