May’s been busy!


In Kala’s Hands is available in twelve Clark County Libraries, and I’m happy to say Henderson added it to their system as well.
I’m working with Spanish Springs Library, in Sparks, Nevada. My grandson lives in Sparks and I’d like it to be on the shelves in his hometown library. This is not an easy feat . . . I’m still working on it.

My mother’s library located on Long Island, New York, accepted my donated book. Not only is it sitting on their shelf for patrons, but the Director, Nan Peel, included a bookplate inside the cover showing a dedication to my mom. She will include her gesture in the Center Moriches Library fall newsletter. This was lovely, and I’m thankful to the library’s director.

I took advantage of Kindle Publishing Select and gave away free copies of my novel. I’m happy with the results, as I’ve gained new readers for Kala. More freebie days along with Countdown deals in the future.

As always, thank you for reading my blog!

Mary 🙂



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The Clark County Library District added six additional copies of my novel to six different libraries. That makes twelve all together sitting on library shelves in Clark County. There’s already two holds on the first copy returned. 🙂

Kala’s really getting around!!! Love it 🙂


Kala’s traveling!


My objective always – to provide In Kala’s Hands: A Lakota Sioux Proclamation to reach a mass audience near and far. Applying for local library acceptance is a start to reach my goal. I received this letter on January 14, 2015:

Hi Mary,
I wanted to let you know that I am going to buy 6 copies of your book, In Kala’s Hands, for the print collection of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. I’m going to get them from Amazon and we will catalog and process them in-house; they will be available for checkout to the public within the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience during our evaluation process, I appreciate it!
Best wishes,


1 copy ordered for Clark County Library on 04-06-2015.
1 copy ordered for Sahara West Library on 04-06-2015.
1 copy ordered for Summerlin Library on 04-06-2015.
1 copy ordered for Laughlin Library on 04-06-2015.
1 copy ordered for Mesquite Library on 04-06-2015.
1 copy ordered for Moapa Valley Library on 04-06-2015.

Once my book is on library shelves, I plan to expand my request to additional libraries everywhere, one at a time.

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Mary 🙂