Kimberly Sigafus

Biography

Native American author, Kimberly Sigafus, is from Freeport, Illinois. An internationally-published, award-winning author, her writing includes both Native American fiction and non-fiction. She’s won several awards for her work, including the Lena D. Myers Award for historical writing, and the Faith and Freedom Award for her eagle photography and accompanying poem. Her book, Native Writers, Voices of Power, which was co-written with writing partner Lyle Ernst, was recognized by the USA Best Book Awards in the children's non-fiction category. The book was also a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

An Ojibwa, her family is from the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota. She crafts dream catchers and talking feathers, and drums and sings. In her native Ojibwa regalia, Kim travels around the Midwest presenting Native American programs. An accomplished speaker, Kim has spoken at libraries, conferences, retreats, individual group gathers, and reading councils.

A hybrid author, Kim is both traditionally and self-published, As Commissioning Editor of McIver Publishing, she now helps others self-publish their work as inexpensively as possible.

Kim is married and her and Andy have six grown children. They reside in a 120 year-old Victorian house with their two dogs and several cats. The author can be reached through her website: kimberlysigafus.com or mciverpublishing.com.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finishing it. Just kidding...sort of. I get the greatest joy from surprising people. I make sure a storyline is headed in one direction, and then make a sharp left. It keeps people from getting bored (I hope), and also makes it fun for me.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nora Roberts is a favorite author. She is someone who writes in little twists and plays by her own rules. I like Diana Palmer, also.
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Where to find Kimberly Sigafus online


Where to buy in print


Series

The Mida
The mystically-powerful carnival takes people in to heal from their pasts. Eventually the carnival brings their carnies back home so that they can deal with what made them run in the first place. Each will have to make the decision to stay in their own time or stay with the carnival. There are eight main characters in the series, and each will have their own book which tells their story.

The Mida

Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

The Mida Book Four - Perilous Choices
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,090. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The Mida Book Four - Perilous Choices Book Four of The Mida series finds the carnival's fat lady back home in Freeport, Illinois in 1893. Blamed for a crime she had to do to save herself, she is once again pursued by her brother for the death of her father. He's as determined to bring her to justice, and she is to live her life on her own terms.
The Mida Book Three, Destiny of Darkness and Light
Series: The Mida. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,090. Language: American English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The time traveling carnival has arrived in 1965 Prairie Bluff, Wisconsin. Now that Sarah is back, she wants to stay. The problem is she is married to Frank, the carnival’s creature whisperer and he can’t stay behind with her. She also discovers her family tree has a complicated branch. Her decision to stand in the darkness or the light will affect not only her, but the safety of the carnival.
The Mida Book Two, Finding Genny
Series: The Mida. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Carter woke up one morning to find he was back in 1934 St. Paul, Minnesota. He ran from there when he found out his wife had been shot and killed by the mob. Now he’s discovered she’s alive, but on the run. Carter has one week to find her, and turns to the syndicate’s right hand man. Although he’s the one who shot her, he knows where she is. He hasn’t turned her in because he’s in love with her…
The Mida
Series: The Mida. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: American English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Mida is a mystically-powerful, time-traveling carnival, a place for its people to hide from the world until they have to face the reality of their pasts. The first book in an eight book series, finds Mesa back in 1952 Farmingdale, IA. There she must deal with a murder, her now-grown son who thought she was dead, and Jiibay, a dark Ojibwa spirit set on taking over the carnival.

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