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Mardi Oakley Medawar

Mardi Oakley Medawar is the daughter of an Eastern Band Cherokee father and Louisiana French mother. Her first novel, The Glory Days of Buffalo Egbert, published under the title, People of The Whistling Waters, was written for her father while he was undergoing treatments for cancer. Her father enjoyed reading but didn’t care much for historical fiction because he didn’t like the way Indian people were portrayed. Mardi decided to write a book for him, handing him a new chapter after each treatment. He lived long enough to finish the final chapter and then challenged Mardi to have the book published. It took four years to keep that promise. At the awards banquet, when the novel won Best First Novel of the Year from Western Writers of America, Mardi accepted the award in the name of her father, Walter Allen Oakley. 

She went on to write seven more novels she was certain her father would have loved reading. As both a musician and an artist, Mardi Oakley Medawar lives and works in the Carolinas.

Praise for Mardi Oakley Medawar

Winner of the Western Writers of America’s Medicine Pipe Bearer’s Award

“Another great storyteller is emerging.” —Tony Hillerman

"Her characters, white or Indian, are people...This is our history." —Don Coldsmith, award-winning author of Runestone

Death at Rainy Mountain

“More than a mystery, Medawar's novel is a beautifully written, life-affirming, heartwarming story full of adventure, humor, and tears” —Booklist

On a scalding summer day in 1866, the Kiowa Nation gathered at Rainy Mountain to witness the magnificent Cheyenne Robber standing before them—charged with murdering a fellow tribesman. It was a day Tay-bodal would never forget. A day that threatened to tear the unity of the entire Kiowa Nation...

Known as a wanderer and eccentric healer, Tay-bodal was always on the outside of the clan. Now, for the first time in his life, Tay-bodal's unconventional ways will prove invaluable to the survival of the Kiowa Nation. He has just five days to find the truth behind the murder. But Tay-bodal will discover more than truth. He will embark on a journey so spiritual, so important, that he will finally know what it is to be a Kiowa Indian...
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Rainwater on the White Road

The spellbinding saga of a Native American family through three generations of triumph, tragedy, and love.

Duty and desire warred in May Rose Fallen Hawk when she made the fateful decision to marry Claude Rainwater. No decent woman had ever married a Rainwater—a brawling, hell-raising clan of dirt-poor Osage—but May Rose had adored Claude ever since she was a child. Now she would defy her family to belong to him, risking her future on a wild, unpredictable man whose spirit could never be tamed.

Across three decades—and an Oklahoma seared by dust and scarred by oil rigs—May Rose and Claude fought to make a place of their own. Through boom times, depression, and war . . . through years of sacrifice, triumph, and joy, May Rose found strength and sorrow in her five sons. Together and apart, this remarkable family gathered courage from the age-old traditions of the Osage—and embraced all the passions of the rugged, enduring land they called home.
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Remembering the Osage Kid

A sweeping novel of the Native American experience as seen by a powerful and controversial member of the Osage nation.

C.R. Jones was one of the wealthiest men in Oklahoma. A full-blooded Osage Indian, he'd parlayed the black gold of oil into a position of unassailable power. But behind the success lay a long and tumultuous past: the scrawny kid with a gun who'd ridden with outlaws and avenged his father's brutal murder; the passionate teen who'd pledged his undying love to the one woman he could never have; the driven tycoon who'd made enemies as fast as he made money. Everett Jakomin was the son of one of those enemies. A small-town storekeeper, he hated and feared C.R., until he unexpectedly found himself the keeper of C.R.'s legacy. And as Everett soon discovered, only by learning C.R.'s remarkable story would he ever know the truth about himself.
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The Ft. Larned Incident

A Tay-Bodal Mystery

"Kiowa healer Ty-bodal searches for a murderer who has been stalking the Indian encampment near Ft. Larned, OK. Ty-bodal's stories of his "early days," recounted as an old man, reveal his natural medicinal and sleuthing abilities. Excellent work."—Library Journal

In 1868, following the signing of the Medicine Lodge Treaty, things are not going well for the Kiowa. When the Indian agent once again fails to live up to his promises, he is run off by the Kiowa. Tay-bodal—a healer and member of the Rattle Band—is enduring a personal crisis, and is therefore not in the best frame of mind when he is called to investigate a murder among the bands. The son of another chief, has been murdered. The one accused of killing him is the same man who has stolen Tay-bodal's wife. Unless Tay-bodal can put aside his own dislike and prove the accused innocent—and quickly—there will be war, tearing apart the Kiowa Nation.
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Recent Releases

Award-Winning SV Original Publications and #1 Amazon Bestsellers

The Heart Beneath the Badge by George T. Arnold

Winner of the 2024 Spur Award

When Sheriff Heath Royal seeks relief for his tormented conscience by attending church services for the first time since his youth, he is beckoned to an empty seat by the wealthy, recently widowed Rebekka Korhenen Brando, and both are immediately, although unwittingly, stirred by an unintentional rekindling of the feelings that almost led to a marriage between them twenty-five years earlier.
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Lakota Cowboy by John Hafnor

2022 Will Rogers Medallion Award Winner

“In Lakota Cowboy the last open range cowboy and last Native American ride across the Little Big Horn into a world of surprise endings.” —BookLife

“This book provides a beautifully human touch to the story of two cultures intersecting at dramatically different times in their histories.”—South Dakota Magazine
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Song of the Horseman by Mark Warren

2022 Georgia Author of the Year Award
Literary Fiction Finalist

"...Warren’s prose is magnificently rendered; the kind of writing that makes the reader put down their book for a moment and marvel."—Judge: Zoe Fishman

Award-winning writer of Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey, winner of the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Award, a 2019 Spur Award Finalist and an “Editor’s Choice” by The Historical Novel Society +Learn More

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Eagle Falls by Robert Westbrook

Amazon #1 Bestseller in Native American Literature

Howie and Claire are hiking on the remote trail to Eagle Falls in the mountains of New Mexico when they find the body of a 17-year-old girl, Zia McFadden, floating in the river at the foot of the falls. . . .

"Fans of Hillerman will love this unique and quirky detective duo." —Leslie Glass, bestselling author of Tracking Time +Learn More

Print Books

How to Dump a Body at Sea and Not Get Caught: The Al Ferrari Story by Mack Maloney & Marc Zappull

Follow Hollywood sensation Al Ferrari on a true-crime odyssey as he navigates the tough urban environment of Greater Boston in the late 1980s. Meet Lonely Larry, Crazy Louie, Jumbo Zal, Pete Pistol and The Plum Girl as they help Al along the way to stardom. In this book, you will learn:
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Guarding the Treasure by Dick Brown

Witness a tragic suspension bridge collapse, river drownings, a train wreck, demolition of early historic hotels, a uranium scare, and the beginning of commercial river-running. Cross the troubled waters of the Colorado on a riveted steel replacement bridge leading to an Army camp, and a creek-fed swimming pool in the inner gorge. Wince at outlandish river dam proposals, high-strung cableways, intrusive canyon overflights, corporate greed, clashing government missions, and other incredible assaults on the Grand Canyon.
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The Counterattack by Brien A. Roche

The chase was on. Capone had escaped from the Hay-Adams House. Capone had shown some guts. He had jumped off the 14th Street Bridge into the Potomac River. Bos knew that was not the end of him. He would have jumped in after him, but for one of his brothers putting him in a headlock and causing him to lose consciousness. But the fight continued. The counterattack culminates at the round table in Chicago.
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OUTLAWMAN by Rod Miller

The Life and Times of Matt Warner

Matt Warner was an outlaw. And a lawman. In a word, an outlawman.

Follow the trail through Brown’s Hole, Robbers Roost, and other outlaw enclaves as a mysterious old man tells the outlawman’s story in a rundown barroom once owned by Matt Warner himself.
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God Bless the Child by Anne Shaw Heinrich

When we first meet Mary Kline in God Bless the Child, Book One of The Women of Paradise County series, she is sewing, her main obsession besides eating. It is hard to blame Mary for who she has become. She’s been perpetually hungry since childhood, and as she becomes a woman, she craves something far more delicious—a child of her own.

Everyone in God Bless the Child must reckon with their past as they seek forgiveness and redemption.
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A Glimpse of Darkness by Jack Hillman

A Glimpse of Darkness is a collection of short stories which cover space from a local home and family to a Fantasy home with dragons keeping charge. This is a collection which will ask questions such as “Does a theater really come to life?” or “Do things really protect old farms?” Come join us for a place in the darkness, to see how the world really works and what to do about it.
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Shyla's Initiative by Barbara Casey

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Not Fit to Print by Greg Hunt

Before his murder, meek, retiring Edwin Raines secretly wove a complicated tapestry of false identities and unexplained activities that even his widow is at a loss to understand. When magazine publisher Danny Skerett begins looking into the curious, covert life that his friend Edwin led before his death, he is drawn into an investigation that ultimately leads to revelations of murder, arson, fraud, drug trafficking, adultery, and an extremely inconvenient illegitimate child.
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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining — impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.
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A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

Zelazny manages to cleverly combine Jack (the Ripper), Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, and Dracula together with witches, werewolves, druids and many others in this amusing tale of an approaching confrontation that, on the Halloween of a full-moon, will change the cosmic balance of power between good and evil. Told through the eyes of Snuff, Jack's guard dog, who performs magical calculations in addition to accompanying his master on “collecting” expeditions into 19th century London.
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The Snatch by Bill Pronzini

In his first chronicled adventure, the Nameless detective hires on to handle the ransom payoff in a kidnapping case. Financier Louis Martinetti doesn't trust the police to deal with the man who snatched his 9-year-old son from his military prep school, nor is it clear that he trusts the members of his own household. On the appointed evening, Nameless takes a briefcase that contains $300,000 in cash to a secluded location chosen by the kidnapper. Then all hell breaks loose.
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The Collection - Vol. 2 by Bentley Little

He's been hailed by Dean Koontz for his "rock-'em, jolt-'em, shock-'em contemporary terror fiction."

Now Little presents a 32-story collection that could only have come from an author with "a deft touch for the terrifying" (Publishers Weekly). Volume Two consists of 17 stories.
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