Review: Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick (review, interview) on EveryFreeChance.com

Review Excerpt: “When a book switches between narrators, it can sometimes be confusing. When it also switches between time periods, it can be even more confusing. When the book throws in an animal’s point of view, your head can spin. While Coyote Winds has two human narrators about a century apart plus a coyote’s point of view, I was not at all confused. In fact, I enjoyed the book even more so because of this.” Interview excerpt: “Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. Coyote Winds is a very American story about our can-do spirit blinding us to the unintended consequences.” For the full review & interview, click here:...

The Once and Future Librarian reviews Coyote Winds and a Guest Post from author Helen Sedwick

Excerpt: “I am not a big reader of historical fiction, I admit. But, I was quickly drawn into this story.  I loved how the chapters alternate between 3 different characters – Andy, a modern day boy who is intent on keeping his beloved grandfather’s memories alive; Myles, the grandfather (when he was about the same age as Andy), and Ro, Myles’ coyote pup. I don’t think I’ve read a book that not only has narrative from humans AND animals, but also takes place in 2 different time periods as well. You might think this would make things confusing, but Sedwick did a wonderful job in making everything flow perfectly.” For the full review & guest post, click...

Helen Sedwick Guest Posts on Green Oklahoma

                      Excerpt: The EPA has compiled a simple test of environmental literacy. See how you do. (Answers are at the end of the post.) There are many different types of animals and plants, and they live in many different types of environments. What word is used to describe this idea: multiplicity, biodiversity, socio-economics, or evolution? Which of the following is a renewable resource: oil, iron ore, trees, or coal? Which of the following household materials is considered hazardous waste: plastic packaging, glass, batteries, or spoiled food? What is the most common major cause of pollution of streams, rivers and oceans? Most electricity in the U.S. is generated from what source? What is the primary environmental benefit of wetland areas? Having ozone in the earth’s upper atmosphere protects us from what? What is the current solution to the disposal of most nuclear waste in the United States? What is the largest source of carbon monoxide in the U.S.? What is the most common reason animal species become extinct? What is the name of the primary federal agency that works to protect the environment? Where does most household garbage eventually end up once it leaves the home? For the full post, click...