Singing the Moon into the Sky
is a passionate mystery of the Flowerday Family's genealogical roots, grown deep and hidden in the ancient soils of the Little Miami River Valley, in Southwestern Ohio.
A century of oppression and aggression sent many freedom runners of the 1800's through the river valley to breath and life. The Flowerday sisters are descendants of the valley's legendary medicine woman, Ceecee "Cloudwoman."
They have returned to maintain the family farm near Fort Ancient. Through a series of remarkable adventures into the underworld of artifact theft, murder and repatriation of human remains, the sisters discover their own purpose in the history of the high place once called Moon City of the Grandmothers, and are forced to keep their bold promise to the "old ones" of Fort Ancient.
Who I am:
Marcelete Blackwell Elter has her mixed root (German, Scot, English, Delaware, Seneca & Cherokee) within the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania and the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The author has lived her adult life along the Little Miami River Valley, near her beloved Fort Ancient, Ohio.
- Appalachian Unsung Hero Award
- Outstanding Contributions to the Arts 2003
- Ohio Arts Council panelist 1990-2003
- Village Artisans of Yellow Springs 1993-2000
- Warren County Art Council 2002
- Arts Marketing for Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama 1989-1992
- Inter Tribal Arts Experience 1990-1993
- From The Four Directions Tribal Arts 1992-1996
- Dayton Art Institute docent trainer 1991-1992
- Spirit of the Millennium Native American Art 2000
- McGregor School of Antioch University 1994-1997
- The Blue Heron Gallery
- Middletown Fine Arts Center
- The Buffalo Gallery
- River Spirit Gallery
- Syracuse Newhouse School of Journalism
- Oakland College
- Antioch College
- Rosewood Fine Arts
- Middletown Fine Arts
To see more about the author and her art go to this link: www.marceletebelter.net