Linda S. Clare is an
award-winning author and coauthor of several books and has also
published many essays, stories, and poems in publications, including The
Christian Reader, The Denver Post, and The
Philadelphia Inquirer. Her most recent book is A
Sky without Stars, the newest release in Abingdon’s Quilts of
Love line. Born in Arizona, Linda and her husband now make their home
in Eugene, Oregon, where Linda has taught college-level creative
writing classes, and writes, edits, and mentors other writers. She also
is a frequent writing conference presenter, a church retreat leader,
and mom to four grown children and five wayward cats.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Frankie Chasing Bear is caught between cultures. She wants to raise her
son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she also thinks he will
need to learn the white man’s ways to succeed. After the untimely death
of her husband, Frankie joins the U.S. Government’s Relocation Program
and moves to Arizona. There she begins sewing a Lakota Star pattern
quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn, and prayed into it.
A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars, but neither the
quilt—nor her new life—comes easily to Frankie. Nick Vandergriff, for
instance, is the last man Frankie wants to trust. He’s half-Lakota but
Christian, and Frankie can see no good coming from that faith after her
own parents were forced to convert at an Indian school. Can Nick
convince Frankie that white men and Christians aren’t all bad? And will
Frankie learn that love is the most important ingredient—for her son’s
quilt and life itself?
Ernie Wenk has been writing most of his career that has spanned over thirty years, creating and designing business processes and procedures, employee manuals and orientation booklets. Yet, at the end of 2004 he took a different road in writing and began to write fiction.
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