Gerald W. McFarland

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Visitors to the website have been asking "why the owls and hawk"? It's because Don Carlos, the hero in THE BUENAVENTURA SERIES, is a brujo who has a special skill at transformations, changing himself into hawks by day and owls by night.


BIG NEWS! "The Last of Our Kind, Third in the Buenaventura Series," has been named as a Finalist in the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award competition in the Fiction-Adventure category.

AND MORE BIG NEWS: "The Last of Our Kind, Third in the Buenaventura Series," has been selected by Chanticleer Reviews as a Finalist for a 2016 Chaucer Award, Best Historical Novel in the pre-1750 Americas category.

About THE "COUNTERFEIT" MAN. See my November 16, 2016 blog posting my reflections regarding the Boorn-Colvin case on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the book's publication.

MONTEZUMA'S EMERALD, a forty-two-page short story from Don Carlos's third life, may be read for FREE by visiting its page under "works" and clicking on the appropriate link.

My schedule is always in flux. Please contact me -- geraldm3@​ -- if you want to propose events.

If you're interested in receiving an autographed bookplate, send a SASE and a description of the inscription or inscriptions of your choice for any of McFarland's books.

Selected Works

Third Novel in Series
The Buenaventura Series trilogy comes to a dramatic and surprising conclusion.
Second Novel in Series
In pursuit of expanded consciousness, Don Carlos is drawn into a web of dark and dangerous enchantments.
First novel in Series
The life of Don Carlos Buenaventura, an eighteenth-century Santa Fe, New Mexico brujo (sorcerer).
Family History
An innovative synthesis of genealogy and the saga of American pioneers migrating westward.
True Crime
An astonishing true-crime story. The murdered man saves his confessed killer from the gallows.
New York City History
A vivid portrait of Greenwich Village in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Short Story
A story from Don Carlos's 3rd life, in which he courts great danger in order to prevent an evil sorcerer from gaining possession of an emerald with enormous power.

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