THE HERMES IN BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S is happening in reality. The tricksters are in full view. It started with a lie about John Mayer.

This is Shiloh Richter's December 2012 "Apocalypse of the Heart/Something Like Olivia Short Film/Music Video," an early warning to Taylor Swift's lies of giving herself the role of John Mayer's "girlfriend" and taking his works and words to construct that false reality that was based on his name, personal life, career, and trademark, and marketing them as her own false narrative. As an enforcement of her abuse, she plagiarized Shiloh's letters and work written to John Mayer from April 2010 to sell it as the untrue "Dear John." Her lies continue to this day.

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From the Archives, Shiloh Richter's Road to El Paso (2007)

Behind the Scenes of Road to El Paso

Books of the Southwest Publishing Imprint Books

Southwestern Americana Awakening on the west coast 1957

The Most Astounding Art Come True

Spirit of Place

Filming "Something Like Olivia" / Apocalypse of the Heart in Mexico

Behind the Scenes of Apocalypse of the Heart / "Something Like Olivia"

Until I Was Seven (2010)

We've Been Historically Archived at!

After a long history in print in subscription to Southwest enthusiasts and university libraries around the world since the late '50s, Books of the Southwest became an on-line journal changing from survey, succinct reviews of all books Southwestern Americana to critical reviews and articles of the Southwestern literary landscape. Here are a few of the snapshots of our on-line history:

6 December 2019.  Illumination 2020.

3 June 2013

14 August 2013

19 December 2014

1 August 2015

2 February 2016

13 June 2018

1 November 2018

15 July 2019

The editor's independent film, Road to El Paso, featuring the wild horses of New Mexico, in all its western red glory is captured in an archive snapshot from 26 December 2010:

Texas Ranch Productions' Road to El Paso

Here are Shiloh Richter's Texas Ranch Productions blog posts from the Summer of 2007, while working on the marketing and distribution of the film, about the female role in image, art, and heroism, in a snapshot from 18 September 2007, "Notes from the Ranch":

Texas Ranch Productions Blog

After producing and directing the independent film, Shiloh Richter also worked as a professional photographer, graphic and media designer, and marketer beginning in Fall 2007. Here is a snapshot of her website from 27 December 2008:

Shiloh Richter Photography and Design