Navajo Love Story
author's book available on Kindle
Released by Carol Sawyer, Agassiz, BC
author C.A. Sawyer of Agassiz has recently published her first novel titled
‘The Shaman’s Woman’ on Amazon’s Kindle E-Books.
With a First Nations theme set in the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Sawyer draws
upon her knowledge and experience working with the Stó:lö Coast Salish
peoples in the Fraser Valley while acquiring her degree in Archaeology from
Simon Fraser University.
Her interest in Aboriginal peoples and cultures was first piqued during her
participation in archaeological excavations in Agassiz at the McCallum Site
and Greenwood Island near Hope. The three year Fraser Valley Project
conducted by SFU catalogued and documented early settlements of the Stó:lö.
Subsequent winter trips to Arizona introduced her to the Navajo culture.
Most of the technical and cultural information referenced in the novel is
factually accurate as is the depiction of the ceremonies and rituals of the
Navajo, although not all are used today. Of course some literary license has
Writing has always been a creative outlet and common thread for the author
throughout her various incarnations and careers. A mother of two early in
life, she took up Real Estate Sales, Property Management, owned and operated
several retail stores with her husband for ten years and homesteaded in the
South Okanagan. Always looking for new experiences, later in life she
returned to Simon Fraser University and graduated in Archaeology where she
had a particular interest in the forensic aspects of the discipline.
Carol has written weekly articles for a small town newspaper and co-authored
a non-fiction work with published author, Ed Gould. The Shaman’s Woman is
her first effort at fiction, inspired by the subject matter of Tony
Hillerman’s exciting stories of the Navajo Nation. The Shaman’s Woman began
as a mystery and morphed into a sensual love story due to the strong
attraction of the two central characters.
Fascinated by the paranormal, Carol’s next project will be a non-fiction
documenting the experiences of her cousin and husband who spent years as
demonologists or as they call themselves “deliverers” of demonically
Carol lives with her husband in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.
About The Shaman's Woman
When the attractive Dr. Julianne Bryant is appointed Bio-archaeologist for
the Canyon de Chelly Project on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, she is
unprepared for her powerful attraction to the handsome and enigmatic Tribal
Police Chief, Walker Begay. Thrown together when she needs his expertise to
access a remote site; she is warned he is a notorious womanizer. Her
attempts to distance herself fail and with each new encounter, she finds
herself increasingly drawn to him, exposing her vulnerability and profound
Swept into a world of ceremony, shamans and taboos, she is confronted with
an agonizing choice when a mysterious and deadly plague appears on the
reservation. Should she honor his beliefs and preserve the love of the
sensual, charismatic Walker, or violate an historic cultural taboo to save
lives? Choosing life, she faces his wrath and resigns herself to a fate of
banishment from the Navajo Nation. Preparing to leave she discovers he has
been keeping a secret from her that will change her life forever.
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