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

"BACKROADS TO 'BETHLEHEM': Odysseys of the Maroon Warrior, in the Shadows of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade," is available on-line at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. A free preview and link to the book is also available via this site's NAVIGATION page (click on the MENU icon in upper left corner, then BACKROADS TO BETHLEHEM heading for link to book). You are also invited to leaf through additional blog/ journal postings below. Thank you for visiting.