CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF
Praise for Selkie Dreams:
'I don’t know if Selkie Dreams is the first novel to combine the story of a lonely nineteenth century Belfast childhood, a Presbyterian mission in Alaska, and the life and culture of the Alaskan native people, the Tlingit, that the mission serves, but I do know that this is a beautifully calibrated and vivid and interesting historical novel about love and death in the North American wilderness, that the characters are fascinating, that the evocation of the natural world and the social customs and practices of Tlingit is assured and convincing, and that the story, albeit melancholy, is unfailingly engaging. I wish it well.'
---- Carlo Gebler, author of 'The Siege of Derry'
‘A fable as gentle as Irish laughter and as lyrical as Irish song. A magical love story of a girl who must cross the world to find the one place where she can belong.'
----Karen Maitland, The Gallows Curse
Praise for Anahareo: A Wilderness Spirit
'In this meticulously researched book, Kristin Gleeson situates Anahareo and her conservationist partner Grey Owl in the context of changing times from the days of unrestrained fur trapping in the 1920s to modern conservation movements. We see how Anahareo, a vibrant Iroquois woman, lives her life passionately in the face of the Aboriginal stereotypes of her day and, “bucking the wind” to the end, makes her eloquent pleas for a thoughtful and compassionate interaction with the world around us.'
---Jane Billinghurst, Grey Owl: The Many Faces of Archie Belaney
'I know my mother, Anahareo, would love this book as much as I do.'
'She has captured the nature of what my mother, Anahareo, was; A woman born a bit before her time in the fact that she was one of the first if not the first to take on the cause for animal rights in Canada.'
--- Anne(Bernard) Gaskell
I'll certainly be at your launch in Cleethorpes! Good luck with all the rest of your dates. I hope you have huge audiences and hundreds of sales!!! You deserve it! Love, Moon xxx
hi kristin , It's here at last the launch of the new books aaaaaaaand of course new writer. Wow you must be so excited. Its quite emosional realy to think its all going so well, I hope it co ntinues to do so for you.
lots of love and good luck
Congratulations !!!! It’s done and I so look forward to reading "Anahareo, a Wilderness Spirit.” Thank you for bringing Anahareo back.
Congratulations and best wishes,
p.s. spent this past weekend in the park.
Bill Waiser, Professor of History and A.S. Morton Research Chair
Department of History, University of Saskatchewan
I hope that this is just the beginning of great things for you. You are
now entering into the crossroads of leaving obsecurity and one I hope of fame. How you handle the fame end can be hard at times. We just read a mini-bio of P.D. James and she seems to have done quite well in that area. I think her secret was staying away from the U.S. except for book signings and publishers which are a neccesity. (Stay in Ireland if possible) I know one person who would revel
in your success and that would be your Dad, Wilfred. He be right at your side enjoying every second.
Of all the times that we go to Ireland we will miss this year.Will miss all the gala parties and just the overall making a nusiance of myself, which I'm very good at. Well good luck and may the Gods smile upon you today.
ps: I do play the lottery so you may see me yet
How absolutely marvellous this is, and....to have it for both your books in one go :). I can't tell you how happy I am for you, Kristin. :))). - I often feel smilies don't convey as they should :). I really am so very happy for you. I'll be the proud owner of both your books.
Hey Kristin, things seem to be really kicking off over there- congratulations from down under.
I've updated your book in the Hist.Fict. forum to PUBLISHED!
Oh my god girl! You are a going concern I tell you. I am so excited about this book tour. You are going to make my mother's name truly Known. I'm sure my mama and sister are watching and are standing beside you and applauding you on.
YOU GO GIRL*****
Love from two fans
Katherine and Sajo.
All the best, Kristin for your double book launch -congratulations!
Kristin Gleeson is a writer, artist and musician who lives in the west of Ireland in the Gaeltacht.
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