the missing novel

Maryrose asked if there was any chance of a novel that tells the story of Hannah’s ten years in the west with Strikes-the-Sky.

I’m sorry, Maryrose. Nope.

But her question did make me think about WHY this isn’t a possibility, and the answer is important. You have to understand that it wouldn’t be just Hannah’s story. it’s Tecumseh’s story and the story of that last desperate effort to pull the tribes together.

I’ve read a lot about Tecumseh and his life and times, what he tried to accomplish, how it all went wrong. It’s a tragic story — for Hannah and for Tecumseh and everyone involved — and I simply am not equal to telling it.