I grew up on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona, and have worked on and off the “Rez” for more than ten years as a river guide, journalist, and oral historian. I have written for The Navajo Times, Arizona Highways, Native Peoples Magazine, and High Country News. My memoir, Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, was released by University of New Mexico Press in spring 2011. It was praised for its “wit and keen observation” by the Arizona Daily Sun and its “consummate storytelling” by New Mexico Magazine. It was released in paperback in October 2011 and was a finalist for the Spur Award from the Western Writer's of America and was named a 2011 Southwest Book of the Year.
This blog is meant to give some basic information about the author Jim Kristofic and some of his writing projects. The name of this blog – “Campfire on the Mesa” – gets its name from the Saturday nights that the … Continue reading →