Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sandi Ault Book Tour for the Wild Sorrow Series

Colorado author Sandi Ault announces the release of WILD SORROW, the third book in the WILD Mystery Series on March 3 and has an extensive tour in the Front Range area planned in March. Ms Ault has been called the heir apparent to Tony Hillerman. No one but Ms. Ault writes about the Southwest with such rich, filmic description, or brings to life its wild beauty and native cultures with such depth and clarity.

WILD SORROW continues the adventures of the series' rough and ready heroine, a BLM resource protection agent named Jamaica Wild. The story opens with a dramatic scene as Jamaica, on horseback, and her wolf, Mountain, track a wounded mountain lion in a blinding snowstorm. Forced to take shelter from the storm, she and Mountain, the abandoned wolf she is raising (who is as much a central character in the WILD novels as Jamaica), stumble on the desecrated body of a former school matron at an abandoned Indian school. The woman was remembered for beating and humiliating the Indian children, and the FBI quickly assumes they have a revenge killing on their hands. Jamaica isn't so sure, and chilling stories from her Tanoah Pueblo friends about their boarding school experiences pique her curiosity. As Jamaica works to find and save the wounded mountain lion and her cubs, the killer thinks she knows all. Stalked, threatened, and attacked, Wild and her wolf narrowly escape repeated attempts on their lives as Jamaica races to solve the mystery.

Ault's debut, WILD INDIGO, won the Mary Higgins Clark Award in 2008, the first debut novel nominated for that award. WILD INDIGO garnered critical acclaim in the national media, including the New York Times: "[A] striking debut...Scenes of the high, dry, glittering landscape are as clean as sun-bleached bone, and there are thrills galore."

Ms. Ault's sophomore outing, WILD INFERNO, was named one of the Best Books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and was the only mystery to make both lists. Both novels won starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, who said of Ault's work: "Reviewers and readers will draw parallels between Ault's enlightening, well-researched debut and the mysteries of Tony Hillerman, Nevada Barr, and Aimee and David Thurlo; this is fine because she is that good." WILD SORROW also just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Ms. Ault speaks fluently on the subjects of wolves, Native American culture, the Southwest, petroglyphs, and wildlife preservation. I am currently scheduling interviews for her book tour, so please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in booking a time. Complete press kits are available upon request.

P. S. Her Colorado tour dates are as follows:

March 3 Tattered Cover, Denver, CO 7:30PM
March 4 The Reader's Cove, Fort Collins, CO 5PM
March 18 Murder by the Book, Denver, CO 5:30PM
March 19 Borders Books & Music, Boulder, CO 7PM
March 21 MacDonald Bookshop at the Estes Park Library, Estes Park, CO 3PM

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com
Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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