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"I thoroughly enjoyed the story! I was amazed at the depth of Galloway's research, which extended far beyond the Hayden survey. The details on so many things the protagonist Graham experienced in Yellowstone all ring true." ~ Kim Allen Scott, author of Yellowstone Denied: The Life of Gustavus Cheyney Doane. "The action is nearly non-stop, and the situations which arise are entirely realistic and believable. Galloway's descriptions of late 19th century frontier life are vivid and detailed. I felt as if I were there with the protagonist Graham." Brian R. Smith, author of Samworth Books, A Descriptive Bibliography of the Small Arms Technical Publishing Co.

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I write historical fiction novels.ย Burning Ground is a historical fiction & time-travel saga that takes our protagonist back to 1871 Yellowstone – one year before it became America’s first national park.

Watch the 30-second book trailer below or enjoy some informative facts about one of our national treasures, Yellowstone National Park, under the “Yellowstone Past & Present” menu tab.

Book Trailer for Burning Ground

Does time heal all wounds? Or do some last forever?

Pennsylvania, 1971: Graham Davidson is a young man with survivorโ€™s guilt after the death of three siblings.

Estranged from his father and seeking a direction in his life, Graham learns about vision quests from a Crow Indian. He secures seasonal employment in Yellowstone National Park and embarks on a spiritual journey.

Wyoming Territory, 1871: Under a full moon at a sacred thermal area, Graham finds himself in Yellowstone a century earlier – one year before it was established as a national park. He joins the Hayden Expedition which was commissioned to explore the region.

Although a military escort provides protection for the explorers, the cavalryโ€™s notorious lieutenant threatens Graham. His perilous journey through the future park is marred by a horrific tragedy in a geyser basin, a grizzly bear attack, and an encounter with hostile Blackfeet Indians.

Graham falls in love with Makawee, a beautiful Crow woman who serves as a guide. As the expedition nears its conclusion, Graham is faced with an agonizing decision.

Does he stay in the previous century with the woman he loves or travel back to the future?

If you like the historical time travel adventure of Outlander or enjoyed the movie Dances with Wolves, then you’ll love Burning Ground!

“There are many sacred places where the spirits are active. One of these is Yellowstone, a place we call Land of Burning Ground.โ€

~ Burning Ground

He pulled Makawee close, kissing her long and hard while wishing the storm outside would last forever.

 

~ Burning Ground

โ€œIโ€™m from a world that is yet to be.โ€

~ Burning Ground

He needed a purpose, and he wasnโ€™t waiting for someone to tell him the road he must choose. His road headed west.

~ Burning Ground

Large blisters were forming on his shins and toes. Foley continued to shriek and moan, violently turning his head from side to side in abject pain.

~ Burning Ground

โ€œWe need to be discreet. He must not know about any of our conversations.โ€

~ Burning Ground

They peeled Grahamโ€™s frozen, clenched hands from the oars and dragged him over the edge of the boat.

~ Burning Ground

A loud snorting sound wakened Graham from his stupor. He jumped to his feet when he spied a shaggy bison pawing the ground near the belching spring.

~ Burning Ground

The rain could not dampen the flame flickering in his heart.

~ Burning Ground

He trudged to the creek and knelt to wash his hands. His reflection revealed a face flecked with grime and blood.

~ Burning Ground

There was only one option to save the drowning man. He quickly unlaced his boots and yanked them off, then ripped off his jacket.

~ Burning Ground

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Burning Ground Book Trailer

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