Wow. What a week it's been. I've been reading a lot. News. Blogs. Books. Facebook posts. I've also been thinking a lot - about the days ahead and what I want to do to support and empower my daughters and my nieces and nephews. About what I want to do to make sure they are able to speak our languages, know our stories and our ways of honouring creation. I've also been thinking a lot about water and the climate, and what I can do to reduce my footprint and live more sustainably. About how we can really transform the way our little family lives and demonstrate how grateful I am for the many blessings we have in our lives.
For all these reasons and more it seems strange to launch a book today, but I am happy to share this one. It's called The Fortune Teller's Daughter and it's about a young Haudenosaunee girl named Cora who is yanked out of her everyday life when her mother goes missing and she suddenly acquires the power of lightning. She has to figure out how to navigate that power, save her mother and decide whether or not she is going to join this larger battle between good and evil - a battle that started long before she was born but will have all kinds of bearings on her future.
I am super excited to be releasing it, although I cannot help but think the timing is ironic.
Today also marks the one year anniversary of my sharing my books and launching an art production company with my sister. I have learned so much over the last year and hope to learn even more, become an even better storyteller and an even better supporter of other creative people. People who write, draw, paint, make music and comics and all of the other wonderful things that you are making.
Art is incredible. Art helps us learn and heal and relate to and have compassion for one another. And so I want to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of my writing journey or who has taken the time to read some of my work. It has truly meant the world to me.
With that said, here is my first offering of the year! It's available on Amazon and Kobo. And you can also order it on my book page :). Here are the links!
Wishing you all peace, health and happiness. Happy creating!