Saturday, July 28, 2012

Join in the effort to improve Lives!

My most recent Ya novel just released on July 27th. A recent press release by PR Associates covered a brief interview with me this week, and below is the release which  posted yesterday.

Unspeakable Things is listed on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com and is available in both digital format and paperback. The pricing is below most of the competing ya novels in it's category, as most are selling at $9.99 and up.

To purchase from Amazon follow this link- Link to Amazon.com
To purchase  from Barnes and Noble- Link to Barnes and Noble

Thank you in advance to all of you who purchase a copy of the book, as we begin a major effort to improve the lives of the Lakota Indian youth of Pine Ridge reservation and assist One Spirit.


Below is the official press release:

The long awaited release of author Heather McBride's newest novel has arrived, Today the novel is available for purchase from the heavy hitting online retailers, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Free-Press-Release.com) July 27, 2012 -- This novel holds a greater significance as this release day breaks, says McBride, since a cut of every sale will be directly donated to One Spirit, to help assist this group in improving the lives of the Lakota Indian youth of Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. McBride has been working with Jeri Baker, the director of One spirit to arrange this on going donation from her books sales.
The goal for this connection, says McBride, is not only to raise money for youth centers and various other projects on the reservation, but to help spread awareness about the living conditions on the reservation, which to date have not been improved by our government, despite many empty promises.
McBride has committed herself and her novel to try and improve the lives of the Lakota Youth. McBride's young adult fiction novel. Unspeakable Things is set on Pine Ridge reservation and it's leading characters are Lakota teen's. The novel, while fictional and not based on any events related to the reservation, is meant to help open the readers eyes to a world they did not know existed. The book also contains information about One Spirit, and the Lakota Indians, in the very first section of the novel. McBride also dedicated the book to the Lakota people, as her way of showing her commitment to working with them and assisting them.

McBride says while doing research for the novel, she happened to see some videos on You Tube of Pine Ridge, and she knew then what her novel was meant to do, other than be "just another book". She set a goal to have it help people living on this reservation. Her mission is to see the statistics of the teen suicide rate go down for Lakota teens, and see their lives greatly improved.

To help with improving the lives of the Lakota Youth, please consider purchasing a copy of Unspeakable Things and also visit Nativeprogress.org which is One Spirit's home web site.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Unspeakable Things, to benefit One Spirit.


As the release date of my new novel nears, I wanted to post on some wonderful  updates.
I mentioned that I wanted to have some of the books sales donated to One Spirit in my last blog post. One Spirit is a Native American service organization founded to assist and support American Indians. 

I was thrilled to contact Jeri Baker, the director at One Spirit, and he was honored to have me partner with them on connecting my book, Unspeakable Things with their wonderful group .  A portion of every book sold, including kindle digital copies, (the novel is exclusively sold only on the Amazon Kindle store in digital format) will be donated to One Spirit, to help fund  various different projects on Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, such as the Allen Youth center.

This partnership means a great deal to me, since I myself have Indian heritage in my own family, I know I don't look  like it, but I promise you I definitely do!  I am also honored to help the reservation and help bring more hope to the Lakota youth.  This is just the beginning of what I hope to be, an epic fund raising effort for One Spirit and the Lakota Indians. I have high hopes that readers will enjoy the fiction novel and then take another step and take the time to learn about what they can do to help One Spirit, but even if they only purchase the novel, they are still helping, as I said before a portion of every sale will be sent directly to One Spirit!
 On the back of the book there is a symbol of  Pine Ridge reservation, which is the circle of eight teepees, and a note about the sales and One Spirit.

First used in 1961, this flag was approved by the Oglala Sioux Tribe OST Council on March 9, 1962 as the official flag of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST).
The circle of eight teepees on the flag represent the nine districts of the reservation: Porcupine, Wakpamni, Medicine Root, Pass Creek, Eagle Nest, White Clay, LaCreek, Wounded Knee, and Pine Ridge.

This fall I will be attending the 2012 Writers Conference in Columbus Indiana, where I have been asked to be one of the featured Authors in attendance. I will be featuring Unspeakable Things, and doing book signings for an hour that day. I will also have my own booth, where we will be sharing information about One Spirit, the new book, and various other things.
 My next project, as I am always working on something, ..lol.. is creating jewelery that ties in with the novel, and that is mentioned in the book. In the novel, my two main characters wore talisman necklaces, and I am working on recreating them and also some bracelets as well.

The jewelry will be available at the writers conference, with %100 of the profits going to One Spirit, I plan to have it for sale on my home website, at heatherswriting.com for readers to purchase along with the book which will be available for purchase as well. 

July 27th is the official release date!

I also want to thank Jeri Baker and everyone at One Spirit for working with me and it is my greatest hope that the books sales will be exceptional, and that the donations will be able to help fund and assist the people of Pine Ridge.

To learn more about One Spirit please visit :http://nativeprogress.org/