Ups and downs of a new release

ImageWeather in the Black Hills of South Dakota can be fickle. This morning, for example, it was snowing. Tomorrow it is supposed to be in the 60s.

The past few months have had the same up and down trend. Finishing a book brings a wonderful feeling. Rereading it for the twelfth time looking for typos is more daunting. Opening that box of books is a real rush. Trying to set up book signings means a lot of time on the phone.

Don’t get me wrong! I enjoy every step. I just like some of them more than others.

Sleeping Bear has been a long process. It took me longer to write it because “life” kept getting in the way. Life and weather. I find it hard to write about the hundred degree summer temperatures when the wind chill makes it feel twelve below.

And now that the weather is starting to warm up, I’m so excited that Sleeping Bear is available.

Sleeping Bear, a follow up to Ghost Mountain, takes place during the annual motorcycle rally in Western South Dakota. It’s a wild and crazy event that truly must be experienced to be believed. And even then you might not believe it!

Combining the motorcycle rally with a local Lakota landmark wasn’t the challenge I first thought it would be. Mato Paha, better known as Bear Butte, is an amazing location that anyone visiting the area should stop and see.

Even though Sleeping Bear is a mystery, I hope I was able to honor all the various cultures in the book: Celtic, Lakota, motorcycle, tourist. Each of those cultures is important to the story–and to me.

If you do pick up a copy of Sleeping Bear (and I really hope you do!), I’d love to know what you think of it.

Blessings!
Nichole

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2 responses to “Ups and downs of a new release

  1. Honoring all those cultures certainly makes it sound enticing to me. Hope you get lots of people at your book signings.

  2. It sounds wonderful. I want to read both books.

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