Author showcases Peace region in new novel The Talisman

With a love for the wilderness and an affinity for the west, author Robert L. Kasprzycki honors Native American culture in his new book, The Talisman. 

Kasprzycki, after two career paths, three degrees, and serving over a decade as an officer in the military, now focuses on his love of art and writing. Man and nature are typical themes of his paintings and his appreciation of both led to an interesting project. In The Talisman, Kasprzycki tells the story of a Native American family, struggling to hold on to their past, while trying to secure their future. 

article continues below

Kasprzycki says it was about a year of research, then concept and getting started.

“I knew the beginning, I knew the end, and just worked on the journey,” he says when talking about plot, and work. 

Maps of BC, the Peace River and Bella Coola informed as well as Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge specifically. 

Kasprzycki was inspired to write this culture-rich novel after intensely studying the plight and history of the Native American people. He is donating a portion of his book sales to organizations working to protect them. 

“It is important that I not only show respect and honor to the Native American people with this book, but that I contribute to protecting their rich culture as well.” 

Kasprzycki  notes his title - The Talisman – shares the another author, horror scribe Stephen King.

“To me the draw was the Pacific Northwest,” says the Syracuse based author. 

While this is his first novel – other irons are in the fire. Perhaps the most obvious one will come out the hottest next.

“I’m working on a sequel.”

For more information, see  Check a future edition of the Mirror for a review of The Talisman.

© Copyright Dawson Creek Mirror News


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Dawson Creek Mirror welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus