Saturday, March 9, 2013
Elle Marie on tour for Chronicle of the Mound Builders, May 13-24
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Please join Elle Marie as she tours virtually for Chronicle of the Mound Builders from May 13-24.
Publication Date: October 29, 2012
Archaeologist Dr. Angela Hunter discovers an ancient codex at a Mississippian Indian dig site in the St. Louis area. Knowing the Mississippians, or Mound Builders, had no written language, she is determined to solve the mystery of the 700-year-old, perfectly preserved codex.
In the early 1300’s, an Aztec family is torn apart. A judge rebelling against the Aztec tradition of human sacrifice is cursed and escapes his enemies with his 12-year-old son. They travel from the Gulf of Mexico up the Mississippi River to settle in the thriving community of Migaduha, modern-day Cahokia Mounds, Illinois.
Angela recognizes the symbols as Aztec pictograms and begins to translate the story. However, other forces also want the codex and will do anything to get it. Can she learn the secrets of the chronicle before the tragic events of the past are repeated today?
About the Author
Coming from a large family of readers, Elle Marie grew up with a love of reading. Her passion for reading led to a desire to write. After first publishing a nonfiction book, Living the Thin Life, she turned to fiction.
A visit to Cahokia Mounds sparked a fascination with the mysterious Mound Builders, about whom so little is known. What was their culture like? How did ordinary people live in the 14th century? What caused the civilization to vanish, seemingly overnight? She put her imagination to work and came up with a story line that put it all together. Extensive research enabled her to create a believable, engrossing world.
By day, she works in the information technology field at a large financial services firm. She is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science & Technology and lives in the St. Louis area with her husband. Chronicle of the Mound Builders is her first novel.
To purchase Chronicle of the Mound Builders:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chronicle-of-the-mound-builders-elle-marie/1113712738?ean=9781479206650
Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Monday, May 13
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection
Tuesday, May 14
Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader
Wednesday, May 15
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Thursday, May 16
Review at The Book Garden
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Friday, May 17
Guest Post at Flashlight Commentary
Monday, May 20
Review at Turning the Pages
Interview & Giveaway at The Maiden’s Court
Tuesday, May 21
Review at Words and Peace
Wednesday, May 22
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Thursday, May 23
Review at The Musings of a Book Junkie
Interview & Giveaway at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Friday, May 24
Review at Bibliophilic Book Blog