My HUGE news!!!! (The Good and the bad)


I have been sitting on this for weeks but I can finally talk about it!!!  .



I’m soo freaking happy about this, literally, OVERJOYED!!!!

It has been such a huge journey, with bumps in the road and really great lessons for me, but so worth it!!!

Now the bad news…..

It’s not officially being released until Aug 29, BUT I am taking pre-orders already so if you want to order it now, I will make sure your book is selected and signed and put off in a special pile to hit the mail as soon as I am allowed to!

I have other really amazing news, but I can’t say yet. I swear I will tell you as soon as I am able! Let’s just say there were TONS of happy, joyous tears when I found out!!!! (NO, I’m not pregnant, remember, I can’t have anymore babies.)

I have kept this to myself because I didn’t want anything jinxed but I am so happy to be able to share it with you all now!!

So, this book will have it’s audience debut at the Black Hills Indigenous Writer’s Book Festival.  I will be reading from it Saturday Evening at the Seed Theater, I STILL don’t know what time I’m actually reading, but as soon as I do I’ll let you all know.

I know the block is from 4:30-6:30, so anytime in there…haa haa.

I’ll post a pic of the book and the huge cheesy smile I can’t seem to wipe off my face since this “baby” was born and put in my hands. It has been such an experience, let me tell you. And yes, I will tell you all the labored details at a later date.

I’m seriously, so happy, I joked to Cunksi and Mihigna ki that I was going to sleep with my book tonight, lol.

This is huge, and I’m so proud of myself and I learned so much in this process, which is always the life goal I think.

I have lost A LOT of sleep over this book too, so I will be able to get much more sleep now. But I promise, all those details later.

I do want to say real quick that I am leaving/have left facebook. Yes, we broke up again.  My personal page is still up and will be because I will have to get back on it and have an author page once the book release happens.  I am hoping not be there at all until I HAVE to be. I truly just find it to be a bane, and that my world is much better sans it.  So! if you want to reach me, you’ll have to be old fashioned and drop me an email! (Or if you are part of my inner circle, you can text me.)

Once the book promotion starts and the book tour is scheduled etc, I will update my author page (which is yet to be made FYI) and I will be on Instagram  to keep all you lovely readers in the loop and able to be in touch with me.

Okay, I’m off to sleep and rest now, a long deserved rest  and one that my head and my heart will gladly welcome, not to mention my family. Poor Cunksi said, “I’ll be glad when this book is done, all you ever do anymore is work.” Oy and it’s only going to get more intense from here little one. But I think, now comes the fun part. 🙂

There’s a future post for you all…my process in the writing and now birthing, of book. lol!

And yes, art news, I have much to catch you up on there, and I will…after a rest.

Good Night all,

more later.

Peace and Turtles,



Lakota Winyan.
Cunksi’s Ina.