Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Meet Melinda Elmore!

"This book shows that true love knows no physical or spiritual bounds and that destiny will always prevail." -----Wells Mahkee Jr., Managing Editor, Navajo/Hopi Observer


I’d like to introduce you today to fellow historical romance author, Melinda Elmore, who sets her stories in the 19th century native American cultures. Melinda is a writer, a wife, and the mother of two. Native Dreams reveals the turbulent times of the 1800s and the hardships of Native Americans. Melinda is a freelance writer for the Navajo/Hopi Observer in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Here’s an excerpt from her latest release, Native Dreams.

Precious Hawk is viciously taken from her people
and forced to live in the white world, causing
inner turmoil. Many years later, Cloud Feather, a
perfect stranger, arrives to work on her
husband’s ranch. Experience the “awe” when Cloud
Feather rescues his beloved Precious Hawk, who
has come to him in many of his dreams. His heart
is to return Precious Hawk to her ancestral lands where she rightly belongs.

On the run, the daring couple nearly lose their
lives. Cloud Feather is gravely wounded. He is
taken to his village in hope that Red Wing, their
medicine man, can save his life. All the while,
Precious Hawk is with child, Cloud Feather’s child.

But Precious Hawk knows the evilness of John
Altan. Will he ever leave her alone? No, not until he is dead.

The Great Spirit joins their love, faith keeps
their minds hopeful, and their spiritual guides deliver guidance.



Melinda, I love your cover and the names of your H and H. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have lived in Arizona and Tennessee. I have discovered wealth is not measured in how much money you have but in how much love you share.
I have been happily married to my wonderful husband, Tom for 22 years. I have two remarkable children, Shaelee and Erik.

As a young child, I loved reading and writing. Many nights I would wrap up in a blanket, daydream, while I turned the exciting pages of a book. The books would take me to many places. I loved the idea of going from the normal world in which I lived, then instantly I would be taken to a place far away.
To my surprise, I started writing and creating my very own world. A place where I could go and lose myself with just a pen and paper.

I grew up with the fascination of the American Indian. My love for them grew by leaps and bounds as I read about them from my history book. I wanted to show, in my writings, of the proud people that the American Indians truly are. They show honor and respect for all living things. If I can capture just a small portion of that in my writings then that would be an added bonus for me.

Native American Romance and Native American mysteries is my passion. I hope to reveal in my books the uniqueness of the American Indian. I feel truly blessed to try and reveal how special the American Indians truly are.

The love of my family and the love for the American Indian have become focal points in my stories. I will do my best for both of them. I sincerely pray readers enjoy the characters that I bring to life on each turning page!!!!


I promise, Melinda, we’ll enjoy those characters you bring to life, and the native cultures you so honor. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you visit me again soon!

21 comments:

Tracy Garrett said...

Hi Melinda. Your story sounds wonderful

Melinda said...

Thanks Tracy for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I hope you enjoy reading about Cloud Feather and Precious Hawk

Walk in peace and harmony,

Melinda

Melinda said...

Tanya,

Thank you for having me. I hope you find "Native Dreams" to a good read

Walk in peace and harmony,
Melinda

Cheryl St.John said...

Nice to see you here, Melinda.

Beth Trissel said...

Hi Melinda, beautiful post. I much enjoyed reading about you and your story. I'm a fellow lover of Native American themes.
Walk in balance. :)

Victoria Bylin said...

Hi Melinda, Your characters sound both courageous and endearing. With all the natural conflict, "clash of culture" stories make terrific romances.

Take care!

Susan Shay said...

I love Indian stories. (Us Okies still use the word Indians, I'm afraid. It's a compliment here. We all want have that heritage and be born with a blessing!) Your book sounds wonderful!
Susan

Helen Hardt said...

Hello, Melinda -- always nice to see you!

Melinda said...

Cheryl,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day

Melinda

Melinda said...

Beth,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get Native Dreams and enjoy it

Walk in peace and harmony,

Melinda

Melinda said...

Vicki,

Thanks for stopping by. I work hard on developing my characters and I appreciate you taking notice to it

Walk in peace and Harmony,

Melinda

Melinda said...

Susan,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my book

Melinda

Melinda said...

Hi Helen,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have you on my blog soon

Melinda

Linda Broday said...

Melinda, your passion clearly shines through your work. It's really a wonderful thing when we discover what our passion is in life. I wish you lots of success with your books and everything you do.

Tanya Hanson said...

Melinda, it's such a delight to have you here. Best wishes on your writing. I have a real passion for Indians myself, having taught American Lit and read a lot of the truth. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a watershed book for me.

oxoxoxoxox

Susan Macatee said...

Hi, Melinda! Sounds like a great read!

Best of luck with the Native Dreams!!

Melinda said...

Linda,

Thanks for stopping by. I really do have a passion for the American Indian. Thank you for taking notice of it

Walk in peace and harmony,

Melinda

Melinda said...

Tanya,

I am happy to be a guest here today. Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee made me realize that the American Indian has alot of things they want to share. We just need to listen

Thanks Tanya

Melinda

Melinda said...

Susan,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy Native Dreams

Currently I am working on Native Spirits and my mystery novel, Blood on the Feather.

Walk in peace and harmony,
Melinda

Alice Audrey said...

Hi Melinda. I'm a rose from the Sweet Rose line. Just thought I'd stop by and say "Hi".

Melinda said...

Alice,

Hello, Thanks for stopping by.

I am glad you enjoyed the interveiw

Melinda