(PRWEB) February 5, 2005
The proud, dignified Lakota Sioux Indians who once roamed the northern portion of the United States now live on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas in North America.
Author Grace Anne Schaefer recognized the Lakota Sioux as the descendants of The People of the Frozen Earth, the heroes of her series by the same name. Schaefer is donating 10% of the Internet sales of "The New Day Dawns", the first book in the series, to benefit the Lakota Sioux.
The family saga begins more than twenty centuries ago on the Western Great Plains in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The young warrior Mach and the chief's daughter Horda are preparing to celebrate the Mating Rituals. Their joyous plans are interrupted and almost destroyed by a combination of their own actions, tribal mores, powerful enemies, and forces of nature. They must use all their skills; strengths; and beliefs in themselves, each other, and the values of the People to not only survive, but triumph. In the end, which is only the beginning, they learn that what they have become is more important than what they were. Strong and proud, the People of the Frozen Earth - like the people of today - lived, loved, hated, laughed, cried, and died in the fullness of Mother LifeÂs time.
A story-teller and writer since she could talk and hold a pencil, Schaefer taught English and reading to middle-schoolers for thirty-two years. She lives in central Texas with her husband Kenn, also a writer, and looks forward to a new career and the dawn of her own new day.
Jodi Thomas, Writer-in-Residence at West Texas A&M University and the author of "Finding Mary Blaine", said, "Grace Anne Schaefer writes with a richness and enthusiasm, along with a love of her characters that pulls the reader into a strange and primitive time."
"The New Day Dawns," ISBN 0-9754796-0-1, is available from Gaslight Publishing at http://www.peopleofthefrozenearth.com. Schaefer is available to speak at schools, libraries, and organizations.
For more information, contact:
GASLight Publishing LLC
PO Box 1025
Leander, TX 78646
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