Two Free Book Giveaways—Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Today instead of celebrating Columbus Day, I’m celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day. This photo cracks me up and pretty much sums up my feelings on Columbus Day.


Several states recognize Indigenous Peoples Day as a way of honoring the indigenous people groups of North, Central and South America.

North Carolina is home to the largest population of Native Americans east of the Mississippi. I’ve known various members of the Cherokee, Lumbee, Haliwa-Saponi and Coharie tribes throughout my life. I’ve always been fascinated by their culture. And admired their persistence and perseverance against overwhelming odds to survive and thrive.

This picture makes me laugh, too. Yes, I realize I may have an “unusual” sense of humor.


In honor of fictional hero, Mike Barefoot who is one-quarter Cherokee—the only federally recognized tribe in North Carolina—I’m giving away one copy just today of Carolina Reckoning.

And . . . I’m also giving away just today an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) for Aloha Rose—in honor of fictional grandmother, Tutu Mily, who is Native Hawaiian, another under-recognized indigenous people group within the United States of America. The winner will get a sneak peek at this Quilts of Love island romance that doesn’t release to the general public until November 19.

Two free book giveaways to two lucky commenters. Contest Rules—1. Comment on the question and leave your email address for a chance to win. 2. Share this blog link to your Facebook friends.

Indicate in your comment if you are entering for either book or if you have a preference.

Deadline to submit entries will be 11:59 pm EST on October 14, 2013. U.S. residents only.


What are your thoughts on changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day?

For a chance to win Carolina Reckoning or Aloha Rose, leave a comment. The winners will be notified by email next week.

Check out behind the scene photos of Carolina Reckoning at

For behind the scene pics of Aloha Rose at


6 thoughts on “Two Free Book Giveaways—Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

  1. We should definitely have a day to recognize the native Americans. If I were to win, I’d like Aloha Rose. Shout out to Carolina Reckoning, it is an awesome book! I will also share your link on Facebook.

  2. If Columbus had not “discovered” the new world I wouldn’t be a government employee working for no (or delayed) pay, with a furloughed husband! In spite of that, that I am all for indigenous Peoples Day! Oh, and Girl, just so you know…I am proud of you…; and, I will totally buy your books even if you don’t give me one!

  3. I always rooted for the Native Americans. We took over their land…Why did we have to have so much of it? Yes, the native Americans should be recognized.

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