Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Voice from the Darkness

Hello, dear readers!

I know, I know... it's been forever. But after the harrowing ordeal of writing two novels in such a short time span, and then jumping right in to my first signing event, my brain was fried. The decompression time was much needed. I powered through NaNoWriMo (Yay, me!) and now, with the holidays approaching, it is time for introspection and planning for the year to come. You see, dear readers, I have many irons that I intend to put into my fire, in addition to continuing my writing.
For those of you who are fans of The Tribe, worry not. More is coming, although the order I intended to write the series is shifting slightly, I think. Tank is an infuriatingly persistent voice and his story may follow Matchetehew's.
If you haven't been following along via my newsletter, you might not know, but I am working on my first contemporary romance - a taboo priest story - as well as two other PNR series AND I've just committed to a PNR anthology to be published next summer. There is much to come! So if I am quiet through the new year, just know that I am behind a keyboard, clacking away and I'll be back on the first, hopefully with my ducks in a row and an announcement to be made. To keep up, feel free to sign up for my monthly newsletter or join my Facebook fan group of faithful harlots. Thank you all for following along and happy holidays from Wright's Holler.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Carolina Book Fest 2016

If you haven't already seen on Facebook, Carolina Book Fest was amazing! If you weren't there, you were missed and if you were, I hope you had as much fun as I did! For a new author's first signing, I was overwhelmed and even got a little misty when my very first fan approached me teary-eyed for an autograph and a picture. Here's a few highlights and I hope to see you at a signing near you!










Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Release Blitz: The Holler by Harper L. Jameson

**RELEASING OCTOBER 12TH**


The world of the Tribe returns in Harper L. Jameson's new release "The Holler". Almost 200 years after an ice-storm  nearly destroyed the mountain town of  McAllen, Sheriff Jessica Attwood is finding bodies in her woods. Each scene gives more questions than answers and as she digs deeper into the forgotten legends of the woods, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur. Somewhere in between is the one man who seems to know the truth...only he might not be a man at all.

Welcome back to Wright's Holler.

In these forgotten woods, legends never die.

*****
"I love the world of witches and Tribal Gods that Harper L. Jameson has created. ..There is a little bit of everything in the story between the two worlds...ranging from the smallest of laughter, the greatest love, and the depths of rage. ...Thank you, Harper L. Jameson, for the refreshing paranormal/fantasy read. I can't wait for more." Eli, Page Turning Addiction

BOTH NOVELS ONLY 99C EACH FOR A LIMITED TIME!

The Spirit

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Blurb:

Before the white man settled the Appalachians, he stood over the people of the Tribe, providing all they needed to flourish in the shadow of the mountains.
The many tribes have given him many different names. Wakan Tanko. Maheo. To the people that first hunted the corner of Appalachia known to later generations as Wright’s Holler, he was Weshemoneto, the Great Spirit.
To Anna Madeline Wright, he would simply be Wes.
Born in the holler that bore her name, “Annie” Wright came from people that had learned to live on the land, people who believed in the magic saturating the woods around them. People who knew how to survive.
Circumstance of birth gave her power. Her skills gave her respect. Her magic gave them hope. In a town not yet influenced by the progress of the industrial revolution, Annie was a pauwau. A witch.
The winter of 1836 hit the town of McAllen hard and with her people in danger of annihilation, Annie called on the spirits for the power to save them. Her desperation called Weshemoneto himself . When they collided, she had to make a choice: Lose her town or lose her heart.
What happened next would become the stuff of legend for centuries to come.
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*****
About the Author:

Harper L. Jameson was born in south eastern Ohio and raised on stories of the family seat in the holler–a tiny hamlet nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians. Her imagination ran wild, fueled on tales of folklore and superstitions…of Indian burial sites and haunted woods where magic still runs free. Starting with her debut novel “The Spirit”, she’s putting a new spin on paranormal romance by bringing the old legends back from our forgotten past. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children, but she never really left the holler. No one ever does.



The Holler

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Blurb:

It’s been nearly 200 years since the ice storm that almost destroyed McAllen. Sheriff Jessica Attwood was born there, in a little valley in the Ohio Appalachians known as Wright’s Holler. If she isn’t careful, she’ll die there.
McAllen has a morgue full of bodies, a file of missing persons dating back decades and a sheriff that is determined to find out what is happening to her town. Her investigation leads her to the half-breed mountain man, Misignwa, and her reality is thrown into a chaos that only makes sense when she’s in his arms.
The Misignwa has stayed out of it. His job is to protect the forests of his ancestors, enduring the scorn of a population almost completely unchanged by progress. The problems of the white men aren’t his concern. Not until they come into his woods and duty brings him face to face with the local sheriff, a woman he’s watched from the shadows for years, drawn to in a way he can’t explain.
Jessica’s investigation pulls her deeper into Wright’s Holler, to a world of lost magic and small town legends–legends that tell of spirits roaming the woods, of lost witches and a battle between good and evil that has raged for centuries. As her fascination with Misignwa grows, something is calling her into the forest, into his arms and onto the front lines.
Wild animal, crazed woodsman… Jessica’s guesses about the killer’s identity are as thick as the trees but as the line between the worlds starts to blur, the superstitious townsfolk voice another theory from a time when magic wasn’t just for fairy tales. Something’s stalking the witches of the holler. And it wants Jessica.
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Download the prequel short story "The Blanket" FREE!

Author Links:
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Contacts:
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Don't Look Back in Anger...

I told myself I wasn't going to post about this. I told myself I could take the high road. I never was a very good liar, but I can still speak my mind with some measure of decorum.

Picture if you will... a naive, young and as-yet-unpublished author, signing a contract to contribute her very first short story to the anthology of a brand spanking new boutique publishing company. This author made sure there were no moneys exchanged, no exclusive rights to be reverted if things went south. And under the same conditions, she signed a contract with the same company for her first novel as well.
This is where our story turns dark.
After having made commitments to release ARCs to some 60 blogs, this starry-eyed little author realized that her publisher had dropped off the face of the earth. After multiple attempts to reach the publisher for guidance and the date to release the ARCs looming, the author made the choice to cancel the contract with the publisher. Some days later, the publisher resurfaced, apologetically stating personal reasons for her absence and assuring the author that her book would be published as promised. The publisher, it seemed, had not yet been aware of the contract cancellation that had been submitted. Once made aware of the cancellation, the publisher ceased all communication with the author.
However, the short story remained in the publisher's hands and the author saw no harm in waiting to let the anthology publish, despite having taken the initiative to publish the story herself as a standalone. More visibility could never hurt, right?
Fast forward 4 (yes.. 4) months.
After multiple delays, the anthology was still un-published, despite promises from the publisher. Promises that always followed another lengthy and unexplained disappearance. The author stayed quiet. Until the more than 30 other authors began to voice their concern.
Finally, the starry-eyed author had enough and cancelled her contract for the short story, giving 30 days notice as per the contract terms. That 30 days will be met on 9/22. Still, there has been no response or acknowledgment from the publisher.
In the days and weeks that followed, other authors followed suit, their attempts to contact the publisher met with silence. Emails, phone calls, registered mail.. even posts to her personal FB wall which the publisher was still active on garnered them no more insight as to the demise of the project. Until the project's group author page was abruptly deleted.
Now, the starry-eyed author and the 30-some others who had contributed are left in confused anger at the time and energy spent needlessly on a project that would never see fruition. The less-than-happy contributors are scrambling to push contract cancellations through and have their names and any trace of the project removed from the few places it was actually posted. 
Hours have now been spent trying to retrieve copyrights, delete teasers and promo posts, removing entries from various databases..as well as contacting reviewers to let them know the book is actually not coming. All with no contact from the publisher. The authors are now banded in solidarity, pulling together in the hopes of moving on with their work and their careers despite the disappointing experience - a first time experience for many of them- and one that has left them wary of small publishing houses and the market in general.

 tl:dr
If it seems too good to be true, it is. If you bite off more than you can chew, say so. And when the horse is dead, stop beating it. I am no longer associated in any way with Stay Classy Publications, its owner, or its now defunct project "The Thing That Turned Me: An Anthology".

There are many publishers out there like this and I'm only grateful that the cost to the authors was only in talent and effort - though the price of those alone is immeasurable. To those who have yet to run into this all-too-common issue in the writing world, I can only say: Do your research. Know who your dealing with. And always trust your gut.


Cavendum est scriptor.

Writer beware.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Holler by.. ME!


COVER REVEAL
The Holler: Book Two of The Tribe Novels
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
AUTHOR: Harper L. Jameson
RELEASE DATE: 10/12/16
ADD TO YOUR TBR LIST HERE


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Harper L. Jameson was born in South Eastern Ohio and raised on the stories of the family seat in the holler–a tiny hamlet nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians. Her imagination ran wild, fueled on tales of folklore and superstitions…of Indian burial sites and haunted woods where magic still runs free. Beginning with her debut novel “The Spirit”, she’s putting a new spin on paranormal romance by bringing the old legends back from our forgotten past. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children, but she never really left the holler. No one ever does.  


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This is it... I'm an Author: It's the OFFICIAL Release Day for "The Spirit"

It's June 15th, dear readers, and that means that "The Spirit" has gone live on Amazon! The Appalachians are a place of mystery, even today but this is a journey into their past- into a world of Native legends and rural magic, before the turn of progress stole the enchantment from our world. Where one woman risks everything to save the people she loves. The asking price of their salvation? Her heart. Welcome to Wright's Holler.






EXCERPT:
Wes’s brows shot into his hairline, still reeling from hearing the words on her lips and not fully grasping what she was asking him until her hands moved over his chest. Her seared palm throbbing with a humming current where it lay over his heart. His lips peeled back off of teeth sharpening with his desire. “I would not take you while you are weakened, ni’wa,” he tried arguing, but it was too late. Her need filtered to his senses, a heady perfume that the animal in him wasn’t going to let go unanswered.
“You make me strong, Wes,” Annie insisted, face tipping up to brush her lips to his throat. “The first time was to trap you,” she frowned, her guilt still weighing heavy on her. “This time, I just want to love you, n’ I want you to love me. No traps. No tricks. Just us for however long we got.” Annie took a deep breath and took the chance, her hands smoothing down the muscled plane of his chest until she reached his answer.

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Harper L. Jameson was born in South Eastern Ohio and raised on the stories of the family seat in the holler–a tiny hamlet nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians. Her imagination ran wild, fueled on tales of folklore and superstitions…of Indian burial sites and haunted woods where magic still runs free. Beginning with her debut novel “The Spirit”, she’s putting a new spin on paranormal romance by bringing the old legends back from our forgotten past. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children, but she never really left the holler. No one ever does.

Connect with Harper and stay up to date on all the latest news, events and releases:

So, I'm Going to See You There, Right?




Book Signing
Carolina Book Fest is a book signing taking place in the Queen City
of Charlotte, North Carolina on October 15, 2016. The book signing will
be held at the Marriott City Center in downtown Charlotte from 10am until 3pm.
This is the perfect opportunity to meet over 100 bestselling authors from all
genres!  You can find more information on the Marriott by going here.

Monster Mash (After Party)
Join us at 7:30pm back at the Marriott for our Monster Mash! We will be throwing an epic after party to end our night! Dress in your best costume and get ready to mingle with authors and readers!   We will have dancing, a photo booth, and other fun things! A cash bar will be provided at the party. 


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Monday, May 30, 2016

Countdown to Extinction?

I have noticed - more so now that I have completed my first book- that the number of Paranormal Romance authors seems to be declining, as is the number of those who still read the genre. Everywhere I notice readers asking their followers and friends for new book recommendations only to specify "no PNR". It begs the question: is the genre over-saturated with shifters and vampires? Is the subject matter getting too outrageous? Is there no new territory to cover? Is the magic gone?

I choose to believe it's all of the above. Beginning with Twilight (We all read it. Denial only makes it hurt worse)  we were all pulled into fantastic worlds of evil creatures turned good by the power of love. It was magic when we're all consigned to the mundane. It let us dream that there was a werewolf bad boy waiting in the shadows to sweep us off our feet, even when we had kids screaming in the backseat and dinner to get on the stove. For me, at least, it wasn't just the idea of romance in and of itself. Real romance is still out there; I believe that. It's the idea that there are things in the shadows that might see us the way no billionaire playboy with a perfect body ever would.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shameless Self Promotion

Funny, it doesn't seem so shameless now that I have something to promote. Now that "The Spirit" has reached completion and the pre-order files are submitted to Amazon, I can finally, confidently call myself an author without feeling like a fraud. I wrote a book. All 75000 words of it and I'm proud of having completed it. I'm proud of the story I told. That doesn't mean I'm not scared to death now that several ARCs have been sent to bloggers. Real people whose opinions can sway potential readers for or against giving a new author a try. I hope I did well. I hope they like it. And in the meantime, I shall continue working because one thing I have learned in the world of fictional romance, everyone is waiting for their happy ending. I don't want to make Wes and Annie wait too long. Welcome to Wright's Holler.
 **Promo images under cut**

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Professionals Behaving Badly

It's been some time since I've felt a need to blog about anything but, I suppose I was inspired. Inspired isn't really the right word though. Through this community, I've met some lovely people: writers at all stages in their careers, bloggers of various following, cover designers and cover models who work hard to provide the image we try to describe with our words and readers who see all these groups as a collective whole, a haven of creativity that they can lose themselves in when the monotony of daily life in the "real world" takes its toll. In the last days, I've seen a disturbing surge in bad behavior in all of these groups. Authors being found as plagiarists, readers demanding free books and swag, bloggers cancelling events that had already collected fees and now the models, 4 in seemingly as many days acting as anything but the picturesque romance heroes we see them as.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Cover Reveal for "The Spirit"

Cover Reveal for "The Spirit"- the 1st book in The Tribe Novels by Harper L. Jameson



Before the white man settled the Appalachians, he stood over the people of the Tribe, providing all they needed to flourish in the shadow of the mountains.
The many tribes have given him many different names. Wakan Tanko. Maheo. To the people that first hunted the corner of Appalachia known to later generations as Wright’s Holler, he was Weshemoneto, the Great Spirit.
To Anna Madeline Wright, he would simply be Wes.
Born in the holler that bore her name, “Annie” Wright came from people that had learned to live on the land, people who believed in the magic saturating the woods around them. People who knew how to survive.
Circumstance of birth gave her power. Her skills gave her respect. Her magic gave them hope. In a town not yet influenced by the progress of the industrial revolution, Annie was a pauwau. A witch.
But, the winter of 1836 hit the town of McAllen hard and with her people in danger of annihilation, Annie called on the spirits for the power to save them. Her desperation called Weshemoneto himself and when they collided, she had to make a choice: Lose her town or lose her heart.

What happened next would become the stuff of legend for centuries to come.

Pre-Order Now! Releases 6.15.16

About the Author:

Harper L. Jameson was born in south eastern Ohio and raised on the stories of the family seat in the holler- a tiny hamlet nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians. Her imagination ran wild, fueled on tales of folklore and superstitions… Indian burial sites and haunted woods where magic still runs free. With her debut novel “The Spirit” coming in June 2016, she’s putting a new spin to the paranormal romance genre by bringing the old legends back out of our forgotten past. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children but she never really left the holler. No one ever does.

Be sure to keep up with Harper's world by clicking the links below.

And welcome to Wright's Holler.







Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I'm officially terrified...

But, as my schedule is progressing well so far, I'm going to stay cautiously optimistic. Without further adieu, click HERE to pre-order The Spirit and The Holler print copies for Carolina Book Fest 2016.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

An Excerpt from The Spirit - Coming June 2016


Just a little bit from The Spirit that I thought I'd share. I'm writing, I promise. But, these two are going to drive me to drink first.

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“Jesus Christ, Annie, tell me you ain’t serious!” Shep was pacing the little sitting room of the cabin, red-faced and crowing like a rooster that got shut out of the hen house. His raging didn’t slow Annie down any though, her body working a fast as her mind as she sped around the room, cupboard doors slamming and bottles rattling as she gathered her supplies up in her arms. The spirits that had followed them back through the woods were agitated, flickering in and out of her senses and fluttering around the cabin in wordless alarm.

“That makes eight times you took the Lord’s name in vain, Shep,” she answered without breaking stride in her frantic harvest. It was here, somewhere, and she didn’t have time to calm hysterical ghosts or hold Shep’s hand while he not so quietly pitched a hissy fit about the company she did or did not keep. She wasn’t keeping anyone’s company. She was saving McAllen from something so much worse than whatever punishment Shep was convinced was waiting in the hereafter for her immortal soul.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Author Life Month: Days 27 & 28

Day 27: My signature.


Day 28; My favorite event outfit or accessory:
Well, I just ordered this to wear to my very first event. :)


Friday, February 26, 2016

Author Life Month: Days 25 & 26

Day 25: Pimp a pub-sib.

I honestly have no idea what this even means. Does this mean I need to pimp another author publishing with the same company? That I can do. Therefore, I shall give a ringing endorsement to both Madalyn Beck and K. D. Martin. Talented, creative, innovative and lovely, inside and out.

Day 26: Favorite book outside my genre. Man, this is tough, it really is. Im a huge lover of Stephen King and Anne Rice but, sometimes, a book is written so beautifully, with such a determination to make you think, that it stands out. I actually have two of those, both written by Ms. Rice. Read them. If they don't at least inspire you to wonder about everything, then you can lose yourself in the beauty of her writing.





Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Author Life Month - Day 23 & 24

Day 23 - Bucket List Item

For someone to ask me to autograph a book I've written.

Maybe not a big deal for some but, it would be huge for me. Not for affirmation or confirmation but, to know someone enjoyed what I wrote that much, to want my name written in it as something they intend to keep.

Day 24 - Bucket List Item Done

Publish something for the public.

Yeah, it was a short story but, for someone who's terrified to let others read her work, it was a huge deal for me. That the few who read it gave it such a warm reception and excellent reviews is an honor I didn't anticipate. And if it's one reader or a hundred thousand, it keeps me writing.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Author Life Month - Days 21 & 22

Day 21: My muse. I have different ones for different stories but, I can show you the first. The original face of The Holler before it spun into plots for 7 books and 2 short stories and God only knows what else. The face of the twin guardians, Mat (Matchetehew) and Sig (Misignwa), Angel Macho.



















Day 22: A dedication page-
Well, my father actually inspired this entire series, telling me stories of home. He'd grown up in Appalachia with these superstitions and legends all around him. So I guess he really created the world, I just put the pieces together. This is my dedication to him, which will appear in The Holler.

"This story is dedicated to my father, Jim. Born and raised in a little hamlet at the foothills of the Appalachians, he has an endless reservoir of memories of his life in southeastern Ohio. We moved away when I was young but, those woods are still home, nurtured by the heartsick memories of one of their native sons. For you, dad, for letting me tax your mind and coercing you to go over all those old maps. For letting me drag you back through the mud and hills to all those hidden places. They say you can’t go home again. We did, if only for a little while. No one ever really leaves the holler. It’s in the blood and those woods and their secrets will always be waiting for us, with open arms and stories to be told.

To the residents of Vinton County, Ohio, thank you for keeping those woods through the years and for being one of the last safe havens where magic and folklore run free.  No matter how far away we might get, we all know that if we just follow the river, we’ll find our way home.

Harper L. Jameson"

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Author Life Month - Days 19 & 20

Day 19 - My critique partner.. The lovely and talented Madalyn Beck.













Day 20 - My favorite chapter ending. At least it is so far. From "The Holler" Coming October 2016.

Sig stopped, pinning Jess with a look that had her on the defensive again, slamming her heart in her chest and slicking her sex in a wash of needy heat. He picked up the cuffs where they'd landed at the toe of Tank's boot and dangled them from the end of a finger, right in front of Jess's wide eyes with a grin that melted right through any hope she had of remaining unaffected.

"I'll let her cuff me, though."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Author Life Month- Day 18

Research: this is actually just the beginning. I have notebooks upon notebooks of dead languages, contacts within tribal reservations and ebooks a plenty. 

Author Life Month 1-17: So I'm Fashionably Late

Day 1: My books: Thus far, beyond a tie-in short story, they are all WIP but, my first series is called The Tribe Novels, a paranormal romance series set in the Appalachian mountains and spanning two centuries. (At least)


Day 2: My Author Photo:




Day 3: My Last 5 Star Read: The Becoming Trilogy by Jess Raven and Paula Black:




Day 4: My WIP: Right now it's "The Spirit". Since I have the cover made... (Shhh don't tell anyone.)



Day 5: Comp Covers - I honestly have no idea what this means. Eep!

Day 6: Fan Art/Edit: None yet but, if someone wants to volunteer... :D

Day 7: Writing Music - There's a LOT of Skillet, Red, Hinder.. and a surprising amount of bluegrass and Native American flute/drums.

Day 8: Awesome moment: When someone read my short story and immediately demanded the date for the completed story. Shannon, if you're reading this, you made my day.

Day 9: Challenge overcome: Being afraid that people won't like my writing style. Then someone told me that I am merely a Tolkein writer in a haiku world and that there are still people that want excruciating detail to make their stories real.

Day 10: Non-Author Photo: 


Day 11: A fave review: For "The Blanket" - A battle between two forces, struggle for power over what will and what's meant to be. Moroc won't stop, "Let the game begin". This was, and is going to be an amazing read for people. I found it fascinating. Completely drawn in by the characters, and the bond Moroc felt for the woman. My first legend/mythical read, and I loved it.

Day 12: Killed darlings: I can't tell you. I'll get in trouble. But Cassie (the woman in The Blanket) is unfortunately just the beginning.

Day 13: A Fave book in Genre: See Day 3. :)

Day 14: Fave of my covers: Well.. they aren't out yet but, I may have to go with the cover for The Storm. The Tribe: Book 4



Day 15: Swag: Woohoo! Something I have! (At least a little)



Day 16: Where I write: My new library/office



Day 17: Where I relax: Mostly on the couch adjacent to my desk, in the library.





Sunday, January 31, 2016

Character Interview: Weshemoneto


This is what I get when I attempt to get into a character's head. When the character is The Great Spirit, things get a little sideways. Fast.

1. What do you want? The pauwau. Annie. (He grins a flash of lengthening canines)
2. Say you're using Annie for something...what would it be? Oh, I can think of a lot of things I would use her for. But, she would enjoy them. I promise.
3. What are they using you for? (He frowns here, thinking.) The kweewa could be using me for power but, her own is strong. She says she needs my help. My help comes with a price.
4. How do you feel about that? (He shrugs absently) I will give her what she asks. My conditions will be met, either way. She is stubborn, my ni'wa.
5. Assuming you and Annie work out your differences, what's gonna keep you from living happily ever after? There is no happily ever after. There is only the destiny given to us by our pattern in the blanket. But we will be together.
6. Even though we hope they'll never do it, for now just pretend it could happen: What's the worst thing Annie could do to you? (His face darkens, his magic summoned into storm clouds above him.) She could die. It's the only thing that will keep me from making her mine.
7. Why would that be so bad? (He frowns again, seeming confused.) I... I need her. I cannot let her die. It is... (he seems to search for a word) wrong. Her death would be a wrong against the spirits. (He seems to be witholding something here but, he's so obviously bothered, I don't press.)
8. Why would you deserve it? For going against the laws of the Tribe. For bringing cha mok mon to safety in our village instead of leaving them to die.
9. What's the worst thing you could do to Annie? I have no plan to hurt the pauwau. Ever.
10. Why would they deserve it? There is nothing she could do that would earn my anger.
11. Why on earth do you want a relationship with her? The kweewa isn't like the other cha mok mon.. the white men. She sees the spirits like we do. And when she looked into the fire.. she saw me. We are one, somehow. I need to make her see it.

We done now, manito siki? I have...preparations to make for their crossing.

12. I just have one more question, Weshemoneto. What does manito siki mean? (He stands to his towering height and grins down at me, flipping a long midnight braid over one massive shoulder and turning toward the door of his hut.) Means Spirit Writer. Don't stop the story, kweewa. When the threads of the blanket are too faded to see, we will need the words to remember the legends to come. The day is coming. And all we will have are the stories. (He disappears in a flash of golden fire, leaving me alone in his hut and trying to figure out how the hell I'm getting home.)