Welcome to "Talking Drum Dialogues," current website for William "Duke" Smither, Author of "Backroads to 'Bethlehem'..."

"BACKROADS TO 'BETHLEHEM': Odysseys of the Maroon Warrior..." is available on-line at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. For a "free preview" of the novel, see this site's "Navigation" page (click MENU icon, upper left). Please feel free to scroll thru the various blog/ journal postings listed below:

    by William “Duke” Smither ***Note:  Preview text below concerns troops preparing for a “Holy War,” as observed by “Phasael,” a Maroon Spy  (passage from novel, “BACKROADS TO ‘BETHLEHEM’: Odysseys of the Maroon Warrior, in the Shadows of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade”).        Chapter Four (Porto Calvo Rendezvous):  January 6, 1694…   […]