Cynthia Darling monitored federally recognized Native American tribes for the U.S. government, and was able to visit with dozens of tribes all over the country. Darling was inspired by their sense of humor in the face of adversity, their quiet ways and the differences among tribes. She has also done extensive work with missionaries and in foreign countries and cultures. She has a bachelor's degree in English as well as a master's degree in social work. Apache Courage: Trumpets Around the Camp is her third novel. She has also written books Shunned, about overuse of anti-depressants, and Georgetown Journeys, a love story. For more information about Cynthia Darling and Apache Courage: Trumpets Around the Camp, please visit www.shunnedmybook.com.