Kristina Circelli is the author of several fiction novels, including The Helping Hands series, The Whisper Legacy series, "The Never," and "The SOur Orange Derby." A descendent of the Cherokee nation, Circelli holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from the University of North Florida.
Her Whisper Legacy series is steeped in the spoken narratives of Native American lore, and is at once a gripping story of a father's love and his search for redemption as well as a written record of a Nation's belief system. Part adventure, part myth, and altogether riveting, this series from Kristina Circelli signifies the emergence of an important voice in Native American literature.
From her extraordinary ability to vividly create heretofore-unknown worlds to her engaging prose, Circelli's novels position her as one of the freshest new voices in all of contemporary American fiction. She currently lives in Florida and works as an author, book editor, copywriter, and creative writing professor.
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A Single Swim
A Single Swim follows Courtney Nash's life and death, taking a close look into an amoebic infection few people know about - until it's too late. Tracing as far back as 1960s, Naegleria fowleri and the resulting infection of this parasite have taken more than a dozen lives, with a fatality rate of nearly 100%. This book tells the stories of those victims, and what can happen after a single swim.
Reeling from the guilt of her father's death, seventeen-year-old Evangeline Frost attempts to take her own life. To save what's left, she is sent to Kindred Hides Wildlife Preserve, where she meets Ruke, a giraffe in mourning. Together they begin to heal, and Evangeline finds there is redemption for her, and that the bonds between human, animal, and life are not as fragile as she once thought.
Walk the Red Road
Eighteen years have passed since she destroyed the Raven-Eater. Now, Whisper faces her most treacherous enemy yet.
Guided by loved ones, Whisper embarks on a journey to the Red Road, and the child who threatens her reign. When Smoke Speaker breaks his sacred vow, she must decide which bloodline she will follow-the gentle heart of her mother, or the spiteful vengeance that drove the Raven-Eater.
Into the Shadow Realm
She destroyed the Raven-Eater and battled the Great Spirit; now Whisper must travel deep into the shadow world - and face her own potential self-sacrifice - to right the wrongs she has committed. In her absence, her enemies thrive - Sun Woman seeks revenge, Creator's servant seeks to destroy her heir, and an old enemy rises from the dead while luring Whisper closer to her own destruction.
Beyond the Western Sun
Embark on a harrowing quest into the heart of Native American lore as Whisper and Ian traverse the Land of the Dead to save his captive son. Together they face insurmountable odds and conquer demons, but these are only tests; to save Ian’s son, they must stop the Raven-Eater from unleashing his Army of the Dead on the living. To do so will take courage, humility, and extraordinary self-sacrifice.