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Interview with Sheri Chapman
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Hi, I’m a fun, unusual person who loves to make others laugh. If you don’t laugh at me, I’ll still laugh at myself. I enjoy writing in many genres, but a few of my favorites follow: Historical Romance, Young Adult, Suspense, Paranormal, Shape Shifter, and even Horror. In two years, I’ll have thirty years’ experience under my belt with teaching in Missouri Public Schools. I’m excited to announce my plans to retire at that time. I also raise Pomeranians, and I have four daughters that I love to spend time with. I’m ready for my career change and am enthusiastic to finally be able to dedicate more time to writing!
Books – buy links:
Wild Passion (Wild Dreams Publishing):
When Kaitlin’s father promised her hand to the foulest individual in the newly settled town, she decided she’d had enough! No man would control her anymore! Kaitlin packed her meager belongings and headed out on foot from their remote home to find refuge in the small town. However, she marched straight from one man’s command into another’s. The Oglala War chief on a mission for revenge found a beautiful woman to rescue. Once the warrior had saved the girl’s life, she owed it to him forever. Tamed by the wild culture of these caring but fierce people, Kaitlin learns that freedom isn’t always defined by personal expectations. Being a slave could never be an option, but how could she ever want liberty when her freedom is claimed by an attractive war chief who has also captured her heart?
Passions of the Heart (Wild Dreams Publishing):
Deep in the heart of the early 1800’s wild South Dakota territories, a remarkable event has occurred! One of the first white women into the territory has been adopted into the Oglala branch of the mighty Sioux. Kaitlin Farley, now known as Mazaska Zi Ista for her golden eyes by band members, has been blessed by the Great Spirit! She is preparing to marry her promised one, the attractive and fierce war chief. Enemy warrior, however, have different plans. Kaitlin is captured and used as bait to lure the mighty Spirit Bear to his demise.
How can such a man live a leader’s life when his heart and drive have been stolen from his side? The war chief must make an imposing decision: does he risk his community for the life of his one true love, or does he let the only woman to stir his blood go and be lost to him forever?
COMING IN THE FUTURE:
Passion Series #3 (a trilogy)
Eyes with No Soul (Muse It Up Publishing):
Have you ever felt the presence of evil? Like someone was watching you… Stalking you? What if you were right?
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Today we are interviewing Chief Spirit Bear, a very important leader of the Oglala Sioux. His tribe reigned back in the early 1800’s, when the first whites began to arrive in the South Dakota territories.
1. What's your occupation?
I am Spirit Bear, War Chief and one of four leaders of the Bear Claw Clan. My main job is to protect our village, lead our warriors, and provide strategies against our enemies.
2. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I would say my most overused word is ‘honorable’. It is the Sioux’s way. Without honor, a man (or woman) is nothing.
3. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Mazaska Zi Ista, or Golden Eyes, is the only woman to ever steal my breath away. Without her, I would be lost. Who would have thought that a white woman would be the one the Great Spirit would chose for me?
4. What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I do not care about my appearance for myself, but I do want my appearance to be pleasing to Mazaska Zi Ista, my wife. (He smiles.)
5. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Mazaska Zi Ista (Golden Eyes) is the quality I most like in a woman (laughs). There is not one thing I can pick out. She is head strong and ornery. She is beautiful and kind. Her body is soft and generous. Golden Eyes works hard and is empathetic to others, and she is very loyal. If I can count on anyone, I know she will be by my side. Every day, I thank the Great Spirit for putting her in my life!
6. What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is for Mazaska Zi Ista to be taken from my side. I trust in the Great Spirit, for He resides within me. Thus far, he has allowed me great power to lead my people, and Golden Eyes is our gift for our many generosities.
7. Do you have a nickname? If yes, what is it and how did you come to have it?
I do have a nickname, but my wife would be very embarrassed if I shared it with you. How I came to get it is also private (he chuckles).
8. Okay, now...are you a good guy, or a bad guy?
(Spirit Bear laughs heartily). That depends on who you ask. I am a very good man, honorable and true. However, if you ask my enemies, they will say I am very bad, indeed.
9. One of your enemies just complimented you. Response?
I am always humbled by honor bestowed upon me, especially by my enemies. The Great Spirit has allowed me unlimited power. I respect my adversaries, and they should respect me.
10. One of your friends just insulted you. Response?
I like to jest with my band brothers, but we never insult one another. Teasing is fun, but there are boundaries. A Sioux warrior never starts a war with his words. Even with a friend, words can turn into weapons. A true man of honor challenges with his power, not his mouth. A man who must put down his enemy (or friend) does not own true power, and he will fall.
11. Tell us your biggest secret.
The Crow have already used this to their advantage, but my biggest weakness and way to defeat me is to use Mazaska Zi Ista (Golden Eyes). Without her, I am nothing.
12. Favorite food?
I do so like the pies Mazaska Zi Ista makes. My favorite is cherry, in particular… (He smiles, and his eyes twinkle merrily).
13. What is the quality you most like in a man?
A man must be a mighty warrior. This does not mean that he must always win. A man knows how to strategize. He must know when to invade and when to wait. A leader must always listen to his band members when there is strife but must consult the Great Spirit and the tribal council before making any big decisions.
14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is the bow breathed into life by the Great Spirit but shaped by my hand. With this bow, I have saved many lives. I could not have defeated the Crow so quickly without the knowledge on how to construct such a weapon, and I also saved Yellow Feather’s life when the bull bison nearly killed him.
15. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
My name is Spirit Bear. The mightiest bear is the Grizzly. He already lives through me, and I though him.
16. How would you like to die?
I will die honoring the Great Spirit. If I had my preferences, I would die in battle, protecting those I love.
17. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Life is all about honor and respect. I loathe those who do not honor others for a man’s word is who he is!
18. On what occasion do you lie?
I do not lie. Always, my words ring true. I am a great leader, but I do not manipulate. People follow me because they know me to be honorable and strong.
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I am also writing the second novel of the series with Charlie Simpson. (I wanted him to be a pretty ordinary man facing extraordinary circumstances – hence the boring name) I am about 50% through it atm. The Twelfth Rune is set in Cornwall and uses Cornish myths and legends to drive the story as Charlie has to pit his wits against Modred the arch Arthurian villain to rescue some lost religious artefacts and, of course, save the world again. (Is that too much of a spoiler?)
I also earn some spare cash doing some writing and proofreading for Nanjing University and an English Training school. The translation department sends me English translations of works and I have to check the English. Recently I proofed a book about Karl Marx (still popular here of course) and am working on a book about the various translations of the Chinese classic Dao De Jing by Laozi . (I am hopeless at proofreading my own stuff of course.)
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values