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Native American Flute: A Comprehensive Guide ~ History & Craft updates and combines into one volume the two previous books, The Native American Flute: Myth, History, Craft and Native American Flute Craft. Explore the flute’s celebrated history and mythology and learn to build it in all its forms, from the ancient end-blown flute to the modern two-chamber flute, drone, and more.

C.S. Fuqua is a first-class [Native American style] flute builder and musician …  

Dick Claassen, Native American flute musician and author of numerous native flute instruction manuals

The WindPoem ~ Native American Flute Meditations series and world jazz albums can be previewed and purchased at the WindPoem Bandcamp website.

Different Direction
Mystic

Within the Mysticthe eighth and latest WindPoem release in July 2021, features Native American flute on most of the twelve cuts. The album is an eclectic conspiracy of musical styles and genres, ultimately blending into what can be best called world jazz, comprised of acoustic, electronic, and electric instruments and featuring the indigenous Native American flute on numerous cuts. It is a compilation of contemplative, playful, and heartening music. I hope you enjoy the album and find as much value in listening to the different pieces as I found in writing and recording them. Available from BandcampApple MusicAmazon.com, and more, and streaming via SpotifyPandoraDeezer, and most other music streaming services. Thank you for supporting my work.

Good horror … isn’t about gore but about the unexpected … Fuqua is a master of prose. I found his writing crisp, filled with details that make a story come to life.

Diabolical Plots Magazine

Fuqua’s, then, is a mind that’s not mired in or bogged down by horror, but one that appreciates the possibilities dark fantasy provides in terms of language and ideas, symbol and emotion.

David Bain, author/editor

…thought-provoking and interesting …

Suanne Schafer, author, A Different Kind of Fire

[R]eminded me a bit of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories. I can think of no better praise than that.

SFRevu

…a lasting impression on the reader.

Sensawunda

More than 30 years in the making, featuring eight Year’s Best selections, Walking after Midnight is a literary trove of 61 critically acclaimed tales of dark fantasy, southern gothic, science fiction, horror, and mainstream fiction that mine the depths of character—how we fail and triumph, accept and reject others and ourselves, how we light the darkest recesses of our souls.

[C.S. Fuqua] writes … with sensitivity and grace … compelling, honest.

Bob Keeshan, TV’s original Captain Kangaroo

C.S. Fuqua’s [poetry] paints an entire story with a Tom Waits brush. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, google it.

Ken S., editor, Spank the Carp literary magazine

With an eye for the particular and an ear for the music of everyday life, C. S. Fuqua shares with readers his brave and lyrical view of human experience.

Dr. Wendy Galgan, former editor, Assisi Literary Magazine

… gritty, insightful, humorous, tragic, and celebratory …

Jonathan K. Rice, editor, Iodine Poetry Journal

White Trash & Southern ~ Collected Poems collects more than 200 poems published in international literary journals over a 30-year period, poems that tell stories of hope, despondency, humor, love, and loss—stories of life. “An unflinching examination of the sorrows and joys we experience while moving through the world, White Trash & Southern is a fine collection of poems.” ~ Dr. Wendy Galgan, former editor, Assisi

a feeling of hope and the certainty that happiness and goodness are still out there.

Cynthia Harris, author

If I Were, I Would! takes young readers on fantastic adventures through a whimsical universe of poetry and art where everything is possible, designed to elicit smiles, understanding, and tolerance, reassuring readers that every living thing matters, that we are all connected.

“…a charming and heart-warming journey.” ~ Joanna Dreiling, M.Ed., reading specialist

Hush, Puppy! A Southern Fried Tale: “Who doesn’t love a good children’s book encompassing a sweet message, exquisite color imagery, and a dog gifted with the ability to whip up southern cuisine! Not only is [Hush, Puppy!] a delightful read of fantasy and enchantment, but [readers] will be astounded by the illustrations provided by Beth Young, who uses brilliant color to enhance the author’s story.” ~ Suzie Canale, Three Lights in the Attic book reviews 

… a wonderful job of creating compelling, well-drawn characters…

Mike Suchcicki, author/editor/digital designer & producer

Wry wit on socio-political problems …

MyShelf.com

C.S. Fuqua handles the themes of love and death with beautiful simplicity: what else is there to life?

Kalyna Review

Big Daddy’s Fast-Past Gadget is a science-fiction social satire in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s A Canticle for Leibowitz. Set in Hawaii in the present and six centuries into the future, the novel details the adventures of a boy surviving Armageddon with the help of his grandfather’s “fast-past” time-travel gadget which happens to be attached to a 1965 Ford Mustang.

From Dexter Johnson’s garage studio to to FAME and the Muscle Shoals Sound, Aretha Franklin, and the Black Keys, Muscle Shoals ~ The Music Capital’s Heyday & Beyond  is an updated, expanded version of Music Fell on Alabama, the original book-length history of the Muscle Shoals music industry, chronicling the passionate cooperation of black and white producers and artists during one of the most volatile times in U.S. race relations, cooperation that produced many of the most celebrated, memorable, enduring songs of all time.

Different Direction is the seventh WindPoem album release, representing a different direction in WindPoem music. The first six albums feature Native American flute meditations. Different Direction takes the Native American style flute in new directions, featuring multi-instrument compositions, blending the music styles of Native American flute, rock, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and folk into an inspirational World Music sound.

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