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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Kim Antieau, Her Frozen Wild

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in Kim Antieau's Her Frozen Wild Virtual Book Publicity Tour hosted by Pump Up Your Book.

About Kim:

Kim Antieau has written many novels, short stories, poems, and essays. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, both in print and online, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov’s SF, The Clinton Street Quarterly, The Journal of Mythic Arts, EarthFirst!, Alternet, Sage Woman, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. She was the founder, editor, and publisher of Daughters of Nyx: A Magazine of Goddess Stories, Mythmaking, and Fairy Tales. Her work has twice been short-listed for the Tiptree Award, and has appeared in many Best of the Year anthologies. Critics have admired her “literary fearlessness” and her vivid language and imagination. She has had nine novels published. Her first novel, The Jigsaw Woman, is a modern classic of feminist literature. Kim lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, writer Mario Milosevic.


Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Kim!

Kim has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Kim Antieau's Her Frozen Wild
by Kim Antieau

1. Kim had many bear dreams right before and all during the writing of Her Frozen Wild, and many of the dreams in Her Frozen Wild are based on Kim's real dreams.

2. Many Russian pilots do carry a bottle of vodka in the cockpit.

3. The Scythian warriors who are a part of Her Frozen Wild may have been the real Amazons Herodotus wrote about.

4. Her Frozen Wild was inspired by an expedition to Siberia where an "ice maiden" was found by archeologist Natalia Polosmak. (She wrote about her expedition in the October 1994 issue of National Geographic.)

5. Many of the people on the real life expedition where the "ice maiden" was uncovered had nightmares and thought the ice maiden was haunting them.

6. Kim learned about the Wu, who some researchers believe were Chinese female shamans, from Vicki Noble, and she was at a workshop in the wilds with Vicki Noble when she read the article in National Geographic and got the idea for Her Frozen Wild.

7. Kim spent time with an archaeologist before writing Her Frozen Wild and based some of the archeological details on that experience.

8. Kim and her husband Mario Milosevic became part of the Bear Clan after spending time with a Siberian shaman who taught them the bear dance.

9. The real-life helicopter carrying the ice maiden away from the Altai did almost crash, and some of the people involved believed the ice maiden did not want to leave her homeland.

10. Many real-life mummies in Siberia have been found with elaborate tattoos and "dot" tattoos; scientists are unsure how the dot tattoos were used but many do align with acupuncture points along the spine.

Thanks so much for joining us today, Kim! 

One lucky winner will win a paperback copy of Her Frozen Wild.

This giveaway is open to Canada/US addresses only.

Scientists in the Altai in Siberia uncover the 2,500 year old frozen mummy of a tattooed priestess or shaman. This mummy has the same mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) as American archaeologist Ursula Smith whose mother disappeared in Siberia 30 years earlier. Ursula travels from the U.S. to Siberia to unravel the mystery of the “lady” and meets Sergei Ivanovich Polyakov, a Russian doctor who graciously invites her into his home. After they become lovers, she discovers he has the same tattoos on his body as the tattooed lady. He tells a disbelieving Ursula that they have met before and she is destined to save the ancient People, considered as devils by some and shape-changing gods by others. A shaman takes Ursula to one of the sacred timeless caves where Ursula’s mother supposedly disappeared. When Ursula allows the shaman to tattoo her, she is thrown back in time where she must unlock the mystery of the People and their link to her past in order to save them and Sergei—even if it costs her her life.
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Tour Participants

Monday, March 5
Interviewed at The Character Connection

Tuesday, March 6
Guest blogging and book giveaway at Readaholic

Wednesday, March 7
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Thursday, March 8
Guest blogging at Literal Exposure

Friday, March 9
Book reviewed at Book Nook Club

Monday, March 12
Interviewed at Fantasy Pages

Tuesday, March 13
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Wednesday, March 14
Guest blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard

Thursday, March 15
Interviewed at Literarily Speaking

Friday, March 16
Interviewed at Blogcritics

Monday, March 19
Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, March 22
Interviewed at Examiner
Book reviewed at Jagged Edge Reviews

Friday, March 23
Interviewed at Divine Caroline

Monday, April 2
Book Giveaway at Books, Products and More

Tuesday, April 3
Interviewed at The Book Connection

Wednesday, April 4
Interviewed & Book Giveaway at Workaday Reads

Thursday, April 5
Interviewed at Review From Here
Interviewed at The Gaian Tarot

Friday, April 6
Interviewed at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, April 11
Guest blogging & book giveaway at The Book Faery Reviews

Thursday, April 12
Interviewed at The Dark Phantom

Friday, April 13
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

Monday, April 16
Guest blogging at Writing Daze
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, April 17
Interviewed at The Plot Thickens
Book giveaway at Cafe of Dreams

Wednesday, April 18
Guest blogging & book giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

Thursday, April 19
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Friday, April 20
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Book reviewed at A Bookish Dame

* * * Book reviewed at Ce-Ce’s Garden of Reviews (RESCHEDULING)
* * * Guest blogging at Ce-Ce’s Garden of Reviews (RESCHEDULING)


  1. I want to be that blonde girl in the banner up there, lol! Oh summer is coming! Thanks so much for hosting Kim today, Darlene!


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