Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People

I’m still on my Indigenous heroines kick.  Here’s the latest book I popped into my old but trusty Sony:  Running Wolf by Jenna Kernan. Rival Tribes… Running Wolf is a valiant Sioux warrior. During his first raid as war chief, he captures a surprising Crow enemy — a woman! This spirited fighter is unlike any …

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I’m a romance junkie.  I got into romance through Sooner or Later, a young adult tale about a savvy girl in elementary school who falls for a high school senior.  Daring, huh?  It sure was for the time period when the novel was released by Bruce and Carol Harte. Thirteen and seventeen is a big …

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Since I’ve been on an Indigenous heroines kick, Kobo recommended Grass Dance by Kathryn Imbriani for me in my “recommendations for you.”  I liked the premise, so I purchased the book.  So far, so good. Here is the blurb: After General George Armstrong Custer’s defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June of …

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I read a lot of historical romance.  One problem I’ve encountered is finding books starring Indigenous heroines.  Continent doesn’t matter.  I’m game for North America, South America, Africa, Australia, etc.  After digging and digging, I came across a few authors who write aboriginal women in starring roles. Vella Munn:  I featured this author in another …

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Now that I finally have a connection faster than dial-up, I thought I’d start something new for my blog–Author Alert.  Every time you see the alert badge to the right, it means I’ve come across an author I’ve discovered and wish to share with the world.  My hope?  To introduce you to the writer who …

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Today, Romance, She Wrote is pleased to have multi-pubbed author, Patricia Bates, in the interview chair.  As a new writer, I’ve been bombarding Patricia with questions about publication, web presence, craft, and whatever else is on a newbie’s mind. Patricia has graciously accepted my offer to answer questions new writers ask experienced authors.  The “advice” …

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Published in the early nineties, the book’s narration has an old-school feel since Ms. Bittner refrains from using third person limited, and does a wee bit of telling instead of showing.  Still, her writing holds up, along with the story and characters, otherwise I wouldn’t recommend this novel, or bother re-reading it for the bazillionth …

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