Posted By Debra Shiveley Welch


Cedar Woman


It's finally here! On May 10, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST my Big Fat Cedar Woman Give Away will come to life!

We have many prizes, including authentic American Indian jewelry, a powwow shawl, gorgeous Mother of Pearl business card holder, a Dark Side Fry Bread tee-shirt, two Gizmo hand bags (shown on Opera) and more!

Get your copy of Cedar Woman and prepare for a good time! Participants who have read the book will have a decided advantage of winning some of the prizes. So pass the word!

Go here to sign up:


Posted By Debra Shiveley Welch

Cedar Woman Hills


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The rules are simple. 

Buy a copy of Cedar Woman and begin to read. Cedar Woman is available through Amazon and Barns&Noble.  Use the comment feature below to register simply by posting somthing like, "I'm in," and emailing me privately with the first sentence of chapter two.  You can get my email address at the upper right hand corner where it says "read more."

I will announce a week ahead of when the contest will begin.

There will be a prize for every chapter.  Each prize is of the same value, or more, as the book.

A question will be asked from each chapter. Those who answer correctly (through private email to me) will be put into a hat and the winner drawn.

Good luck!

Prizes include authentic Native American jewelry complete with certificates of authenticity

A CD of Brent Blount's Native American Flute Music

An authentic powwow shawl
Native American hair ornament

One of a kind Cedar Woman Necklace, earrings and bracelet made from Swarovski crystals
A new, never opened Logitech Web Cam

And more.

The prize for chapter one will be a set of Niegellia Lawsons measuring cups. A $35.00 value.


Nigellia's cups small



Posted By Debra Shiveley Welch

Join in on the fun.  Add me on FaceBook for announcments.  As soon as I hit 1,500 friends, I will allow one month for everyone to read the book.

Here is how it will go.  Questions, which can only be answered if you've read the book, will be asked.  I will allow five days for you to answer the question correctly.  At the end of the five days, I will draw the winner from a hat.

Prizes include:


Authentic Native American jewelry complete with certificates of authenticity

A Gizmo bag

Assorted cook books (you choose one)

A one of a kind Cedar Woman necklace made by a Belgian artisan

A new, never before used, Logitec Web Cam

and more


Cedar Woman

Friend me now on FaceBook, order your copy of Cedar Woman and let's get the party going!

Cedar Woman
is available at Amazon and Barnes & Nobl
e and is also available in Kindle and Nook format.

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Posted By Debra Shiveley Welch

Be prepared for my Big Fat Cedar Woman Give Away!


Many prizes, including:


  • Authentic Native American jewelry with certificates of authenticity 
  • An authentic powwow shawl 
  • A one-of-a-kind Cedar Woman necklace designed and created by a Belgian artisan


And much more!


Join me on FaceBook for announcements:


Posted By Debra Shiveley Welch


Julie Spotted Eagle Horse Martineau


Interview with Julie Spotted Eagle Horse.



I'm so happy that we can do this together.

First of all, tell us a little about yourself: where you were born, and your life now.

Julie: I was born in South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge reservation; I now live in South East Iowa, in a small, rural community called Mediapolis, where I live with my husband Matthew, and my youngest son, Logan.

DSW: Where did you get your Native American names?

Julie: Good question! It is not something that you can just decide for yourself, nor can you approach anyone and ask for a name. A name has to be earned.

A part of the process is that you have to go to Ceremony, and have the person who is naming you, pray about it for a long while before a name is given, because when someone gives you a name, that gives them power over you. It also creates an obligation. When you are asked to name someone, you take on almost a familial responsibility for that person, because you are going to the Spirits on their behalf.

My "ordinary" name is TaSunka Wakan Wambli Gleska, which means "Spotted Eagle Horse," which is actually a man's name.... it was given to me in ceremony, and is partially based on a vision, and partially on my familial names.

My father calls me "Pisko" or "Pisko Onwaste" which means "Night Hawk" or "Gentle Night Hawk," which is his pet name for me, and I have no idea where that came from.

I am not comfortable talking about my medicine name in this format, I hope you will forgive me... to me it is a very sacred thing, and the circumstances behind it are also special, and I would rather not go into detail about it.

DSW: That is understandable, and as always, I respect your wishes.





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