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Cover Reveal-Lakota Dreaming by Constance Gillam

ConstanceGillam_LakotaDreaming1400[1]A few years ago I watched a movie about a group of Native American prisoners on a work detail  passing through an African American town sometime between 1870-1900. There was a young teacher in the town and she fell in love with one of the captured Indians. He planned an escape and wanted her to run away with him to his village on the Plains.

That movie captured my attention. I started a game of ‘what if ‘. What if she left her secure home and went to live on an Indian reservation? What would her life be like? Would she be accepted? Then I had a thought of pairing the historical woman with a contemporary one-her ancestor. I added details and conflict to make the manuscript more intriguing. From this game, Lakota Dreaming was born.

Below is the book blurb:

After being fired from her job as Editor-in- chief of a New York fashion magazine, Zora Hughes travels to a South Dakota Indian Reservation. She hopes to find answers to lifelong dreams her psychiatrist calls genetic memories. Zora dreams of a female ancestor who fled life as a slave and was aided in her journey to freedom by a Sioux warrior who would become her husband.

On the reservation, Zora meets Sheriff John Iron Hawk, who aids and sometimes hinders her in her quest to finds answers to the murder of her forebearer.

Zora sees the parallel between her life and that of her long dead ancestor’s. Try as she might, she can’t resist the lure of loving John Iron Hawk, a contemporary Sioux warrior.

But someone will do anything, including murder, to stop Zora from digging up the past.



ConstanceGillam_LakotaDreaming.jpg-enlargedLakota Dreaming, April, 2014

cover art by Kim Killion

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Pam Asberry - March 23, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Your cover is beautiful and your story line intriguing. I can’t wait to see your new book,

Cynthia Woolf - March 25, 2014 - 8:47 am

Your cover is beautiful and the book sounds very interesting.

PJ Sharon - March 25, 2014 - 9:04 am

Awesome cover! Kim does great work. Best of luck with the book.

Piper - March 25, 2014 - 9:22 am

This is a beautiful cover Connie, and the story sounds so exciting! I’m looking forward to reading this work.

Barbara Monajem - March 25, 2014 - 9:37 am

Connie, the cover is absolutely stunning!

tamara leblanc - March 25, 2014 - 9:42 am

It’s sooooooooooo gorgeous, front and back!!! Love it and you :)

Pamela Varnado - March 25, 2014 - 10:20 am

Connie, Kim Killion did an excellent job on your cover. It’s awesome! And I loved reading Lakota Dreaming.

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 11:27 am

Thanks, Pam, Cynthia and PJ! Kim did a great job.

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 11:28 am

Thanks,Piper. And welcome to the group!

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 11:29 am


As you know, it’s been a long time coming. I’m glad you like the cover.

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

Thank you, Tamara and Pamela- the wind beneath my wings. Love you.

Bev Pettersen - March 25, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Congratulations! Love the cover and the story sounds exciting!

Sharron Riddle Houdek - March 25, 2014 - 12:49 pm

What a beautiful cover, Connie, and your story is captivating!

Linda Andrews - March 25, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Beautiful cover and an intriguing story idea.

Gemma Juliana - March 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm

A very striking cover, Connie, and a unique story line. I wish you lots of success!

Marilyn Baron - March 25, 2014 - 1:53 pm

I absolutely love your cover and obviously so does everyone else. Your premise is so intriguing. Best of luck with what sounds like a great book.

Susan Mason - March 25, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Gorgeous cover, Connie!! Congrats!

Tamara Hunter - March 25, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Absolutely beautiful cover!

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Thanks, Bev. Glad you like the cover. Kim does an amazing job!

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Sharron,Linda and Gemma

I’m happy you guys like the story line. It is the only manuscript I’ve written where I felt I was channeling the story.

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 3:44 pm


Kim took my vision for the cover and brought it to life.

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Thank you, Tamara!

Kim Killion - March 25, 2014 - 3:51 pm

I loved designing this cover. It’s so rich with color and spirit. I’m glad everyone digs it. :-) Enjoy the publishing ride…!

Sia Huff - March 25, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Great Premise, Connie. Love your idea of past coming into the present. Great cover, as well. Kim does a beautiful job. Good luck on your release date.

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Thanks, Kim for dropping by.

Constance Gillam - March 25, 2014 - 7:02 pm


Glad you like the story premise. Here’s hoping a lot more people like it.LOL

Mary Marvella Barfield - March 25, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Cheering and dancing! Can’t wait to see it for real!

Carol Burnside - March 25, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Wow. That story really grabs. It’s intriguing and the cover fits very well. Wishing you much success with it, Connie.

Linsey Lanier - March 25, 2014 - 11:15 pm

Sounds like a great story, Connie. And I have to chime in. I love the cover, too. :)

Atalie andressen - March 26, 2014 - 9:33 am

Beautifully done cover art. Can’t wait to get the book. The story sounds wonderful.

Missy Marciassa - March 26, 2014 - 12:12 pm

LOVE the cover! The colors are gorgeous.

Maxine Davis - March 26, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Constance, this sounds like a fabulous book. Sorry I’m a day late arriving. This is one I must read!

Beth Trissel - March 27, 2014 - 11:10 am

That is a gorgeous cover! Congrats.

sandra Elzie - March 28, 2014 - 1:28 pm


Love your story idea…and Kim did a fantastic job on your cover. Superb.

Gilly Wright - March 31, 2014 - 9:35 am

Glad to see you are spreading the word about your wonderful novel!

Debbie Kaufman - March 31, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Wow, awesome cover and what a great story inspiration!

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