The Sun on the Mountains series traces the James family from the loss of their Quaker bank during the American Revolution to their oil company headquarters in present day Calgary. Without stopping a moment of drama, Trafford constructs the foundation of a western Canadian epic that layers Indian and European mythology in a perfect blend of history and adventure through his central character Blue Eye James, whose time honoured codes of hard work, honour, fairness and trust lay the foundation for an empire.
About the author
Tyler Trafford worked for many years as a reporter and editor first with the Calgary Herald, then in Australia with the Australian and later with the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. When he returned to Canada, he began writing biographies, histories, and works of fiction, including The Story of Blue Eye, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Grant McEwan Author's Award. He now divides his time between Calgary and his studio on the Oldman River near Pincher Creek, Alberta.