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ᏣᎳᎩ: Wherever We Are, 2023 Cherokee Author Edition

    Cherokee culture, history, and values have influenced our writing.  Cherokee novelist Faith Phillips created a new literary subgenre, Okie Noir, with her true-crime novel “Now I Lay Me Down.”  Andrea L. Rogers’ “Mary And The Trail Of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story” made NPR’s 2020 “Books We Love” list.  And last year, Oscar Hokeah’s “Calling for a Blanket Dance” was named in Time’s “100 Must-Read Books of 2022.”   Jennifer Loren hosts conversations that will feature valuable insights from Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner, children’s authors Traci Sorell, Andrea L. Rogers and Brad Wagnon, novelists Faith Phillips and Oscar Hokeah.

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ONE SMALL SACRIFICE, a Memoir, Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects, REPUBLISHED

 Soon to be on BOOKSHOP! One Small Sacrifice, Second Edition is BACK! Republished Oct. 11, 2022. AMAZON has the paperback and ebook. Ten years had passed since it was first published. You have to read this memoir! See the reviews on Amazon. READ THIS $10.99 paperback, $3.99 ebook

Navajo Author Bojan Louis

  Potent stories that offer a forceful vision of contemporary Navajo life, by an American Book Award winner  An ex-con hired to fix up a school bus for a couple living off the grid in the desert finds himself in the middle of their tattered relationship. An electrician's plan to take his young nephew on a hike in the mountains, as a break from the motel room where they live, goes awry thanks to an untrustworthy new coworker. A night custodian makes the mistake of revealing too much about his work at a medical research facility to a girl who shares his passion for death metal. A relapsing addict struggles to square his desire for a white woman he meets in a writing class with family expectations and traditions. Set in and around Flagstaff, the stories in Sinking Bell depict violent collisions of love, cultures, and racism. In his gritty and searching fiction debut, Bojan Louis draws empathetic portraits of day laborers, metalheads, motel managers, aspiring writers a

Native author Morgan Talty

  🎉Congratulations @morgan_j_talty ! Winner of the 🏆2022 New England Book Award for Fiction! @neibabooks #NEIBA #NEIBAAwards — Tin House (@Tin_House) September 23, 2022   @Morgan_J_Talty  Writer / pαnawάhpskewi from the Penobscot Indian Nation / NIGHT OF THE LIVING REZ out now from @tin_house   reviews: While soaked in pain and broken promises, Night of The Living Rez delivers with a grace and dignity on par with the writings of Craig Lesley, Dawn Dumont, James Welch and Joseph Dandurand. Morgan Talty delivers on so many levels and proves that this is why Indigenous Literature continues to be its own unique and sacred blessing. I loved this book. Loved it. And I can't wait to see what Morgan Talty does next. I am a fan for life. Mahsi cho, Morgan!--Richard Van Camp, author of The Lesser Blessed   A collection of stories set in a Native community in Maine, Talty's book centers questions of what it means to be Penobscot today--what it me

Seven advantages of using Barnes and Noble printing services

If you’re looking to get your book published, Barnes and Noble printing services are an excellent choice. Here are seven reasons why. 1. Quality printing Any author will tell you that your book’s printing quality can make or break its success. After all, first impressions matter; if a potential reader sees a poorly printed book, they’re likely to judge it harshly – no matter how good the story is. That’s why so many authors choose to use Barnes and Noble’s printing services. With years of experience in the publishing industry, Barnes and Noble know a thing or two about quality printing. Their state-of-the-art equipment and experienced team produce books that look and feel professional, giving your work the best possible chance of success. Their competitive pricing makes Barnes and Noble an affordable option for any author. So if you’re looking for a printer to help your book reach its full potential, look no further than Barnes and Noble. 2. Variety of services Barnes an

Beyond the Book Signing: Hybrid Events

  our old BHB bookmark Hybrid Author Events: Ideas for Promoting a Book by Penny C. Sansevieri Bowker | Tue Aug 23, 2022 I’ve always loved doing events, and when it comes to ideas for promoting a book, there’s really nothing better than doing in-person author events. But 2020 changed how events are managed, and even with lots of events still coming back online, many conferences and book-centric events are transitioning to the hybrid format. One thing I’ve heard repeatedly from speakers was that it’s often hard to monetize an online event, and hybrid events are no different. In this blog post, we’re going to look at how to get more events but also how to monetize them. Understanding Hybrid Author Events So, what is a hybrid author event? Well, it’s an event that combines both in-person and virtual elements. Your event pulls in an in-person crowd and is broadcasted over Zoom or some other video conferencing format. Th

Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising

  Journalist Brandi Morin tells her own difficult stories in debut memoir Brandi Morin opens her debut memoir, Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, with her visit, along with a New York Times reporter and photographer, to the home of Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt Thelma Favel for a piece on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Tina Fontaine was the 15-year-old Sagkeeng First Nations girl whose body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River in 2014, and her murder ignited the MMIWG movement. Sitting in the girl’s great-aunt’s home, Morin realized that she herself could have easily gone missing and been murdered. Morin, a French/Cree/Iroquois journalist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta, has made a name for herself in journalism, with stories for Al Jazeera , National Geographic , Aboriginal Peoples Te

Go Child

It is bittersweet to leave the reservation. The home you are so familiar with You see news from home and feel guilt by association It is the only place you have ever known That has been the one place you can call home There is that feeling when you leave It is for the best you want to believe You hope that is what others perceive You don’t want to be that “City Indian” That feels guilt within But then you see your friends dying You see their grandmothers crying You see tribal council talking in circles They wear their Indian print shirts and get real verbal Break promises like the government taught them Talk about what can’t be done instead of what can Yes, you feel guilty when you leave the reservation But go child, and get that education Because the only way you can help your people Is when you learn to fly like an eagle Home will always be there Waiting for those who care Go child, do what you have to do Generations depend on you Your ancestors are proud o

Blue News:Notes

  Words of Black Elk #INDIGENOUS #TAIRP — Indigenous (@AmericanIndian8) July 11, 2022 (that photo above is John Fire Lame Deer.) Ada Limón is our new U.S. poet laureate! “I am humbled by this opportunity to work in the service of poetry and to amplify poetry’s ability to restore our humanity and our relationship to the world around us." Read more: — Poets & Writers (@poetswritersinc) July 12, 2022 Merilyn French’s From Eve to Dawn (all 3 original volumes), a shocking history of the treatment of women in many societies from the get-go, is very useful for those who want to do deep dives into the past. — Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) July 12, 2022 Wendell Berry — Dr. Joshua Bennett (@SirJoshBennett) July 11, 2022   Bookstores are roaring back in "a rally like we've never seen before" -- and as the number of stores has grown, the business

Tâpwê and the Magic Hat

  Buffy Sainte-Marie's new children's book Tâpwê and the Magic Hat draws on the wisdom of Indigenous elders   She's a legendary Cree singer, songwriter and activist who has won numerous awards over her six-decade career. And if that wasn't enough, Buffy-Sainte Marie is also the author of three books for children. Her latest picture book, Tâpwê and the Magic Hat , illustrated by Michelle Alynn Clement, tells the story of a little boy longing for a summer adventure. After he receives a mysterious magic hat from his kokhom (grandmother), he gets more than he bargained for — and learns some lessons along the way. Sainte-Marie spoke with The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers about the long path from first envisioning the story that eventually became Tâpwê and the Magic Hat to publishing the book in both English and Cree. Listen to the new CBC Podcast,  Buffy , celebrating the life and legacy of Buffy Sainte-Marie READ MORE    Buffy Sainte-Marie at 80   As an artis


June 15, 2022 Trace has finished publishing her new book FINDING THE INVISIBLES: a true story   Now on it's own website: FREE READ: Waawiindamaw (Ojibwe) means promise. There is Waawiindamaw…   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Publisher Blue Hand Books Pocumtuckland, Greenfield, Massachusetts   MAY 1, 2022 "I don't know about you but I have plenty of paperback and hard covers," says Trace Hentz, author of the book series "It's A Miracle We Survived This Far." Her new book FINDING THE INVISIBLES | A True Story, was published in blog posts (and is available as a pdf when it concludes.) (And it's free to read)  WEBSITE: from the new book PREFACE: Finding the Invisibles Is there a medicine for our world? Is there a cosmic cure for this growing unrest? Who is behind all thi

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