Greetings to Folks near and far. I do hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
My computer was in the repair shop so I missed last week's newsletter - I apologize for that. But, here I am and here is your latest newsletter from Folklore at BellaOnline.
Sandi Ault has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Ms. Ault writes with an impact that gives the reader the impression of being right there in every scene. She has a riveting series of books called "The Wild Series". Her first book in this series, "Wild Indigo", introduces some very memorable and lovable characters. This series is set in the enchanting lands of the Puebloans of the Southwest USA. Ms. Ault brings out the touchingly beautiful and ancient folklore of the Taos Pueblo peoples and weaves it together with the modern day Native American lore and history to create compelling stories with intriguing mysteries, mayhem and murder. Ms. Ault's main character, Jamaica Wild, is a tough and daring woman who also has a heart big enough to include her love for Nature and all creation. Jamaica's constant companion is, Mountain, an orphaned wolf she adopted when he was just a cub. The antics of Mountain and the daring adventures of Jamaica and the poignant ancient lore will keep you on the edge till the last page. The following two books in the series are "Wild Inferno" and "Wild Sorrow". You will want to get these on your list of "must haves" for some compelling and exciting reading! For a glimpse into these wonderful stories, you can read my book reviews on The Wild Series at http://www.belaonline.com/articles/art21468.asp and at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24057.asp
Sandi Ault will be having a tour for "Wild Sorrow" next month, March, at the following bookstores. If one of these locations are near you, you will be happy you attended. Ms. Ault is a vivacious and wonderful person to meet and her books will create a new "favorite characters" list in your library. Ms. Ault is currently working on her fourth book in this series.
The WILD SORROW Tour with Author Sandi Ault:
March 3 Tattered Cover, Denver, CO 7:30 pm
March 4 Readers Cove, Ft. Collins, CO 5pm
March 7 OFFICIAL Book Launch, with I Love A Mystery at the Shawnee Indian Mission, Fairway, KS 2pm
March 8 Watermark Books, Wichita, KS 2pm
March 10 Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM 7pm
March 11 Borders Sanbusco, Santa Fe, NM 7pm
March 12 Well Red Coyote, Sedona, AZ 7pm
March 13 Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ 7pm
March 14 Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ
March 15 Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ 2 pm
March 18 Murder by the Book, Denver, CO 5:30 pm
March 19 Borders, Boulder, CO 7pm
March 21 MacDonald Book Shop, event at the
Estes Park Library, Estes Park, CO 3PM
For more tour info click here
You can pre-order your first edition of WILD SORROW. The
previous two WILD Mysteries have sold out of their first editions in
less than a week! To reserve your copy, contact on of the booksellers nearest you in the list above.
Join our WILD Wranglers! - If you would like to help out at an event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another exciting up and coming author is Shannon Lee Wolf. Miss Wolf's first book, "Dover Graye" is a compelling story of a young man who was torn too soon from his Shamanistic training in the 1700's and hurtled into the 1960's amongst an entirely different setting. Dover Graye was born with an uncanny memory, vision and the sense that something was left incomplete - from the moment of his birth, he knew something must be finished properly, but what? Miss Wolf combines ancient folklore of the Celtic race with Native American lore and the spirituality of both to create a stunningly beautiful story woven with mysteries from the past. For a glimpse into Dover Graye, read my book review at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art25052.asp
Shannon Lee Wolf has a crisp and deeply spiritual style of writing that will endear her and her book to your heart.
Till next time, Folks, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter. Blessings and walk in Peace and Beauty.
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