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  1. That’s a lovely read! How did you ever come up with the idea to make a rattlesnake bracelet? I never would have thought of something like that. This seems to be the kind of book I’d like to read. I love history.

  2. Tessa, thank you! I don’t really know how I came up with that idea. I think it was a combination of having received a beautiful beaded purse from a Lakota aunt the year before I wrote the book, and remembering an incident from my childhood when my grandmother killed a rattlesnake in the yard with a shovel where I brother and I played. (She was a tough woman!).

    This book was one of the first times where I felt a story take on its own life and themes as I wrote. it, and I completely understand now how one can get hooked on the feeling. 🙂

  3. Reading this again, I confirm that this is a great excerpt from your novel! The snake still gives me shivers! Thank you for sharing, Lisa! 😀

  4. That sounds really interesting. The bit about the rattlesanke bracelet freaked me out a bit though.

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