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Book Tour Schedule for Medicine and Miracles

Updated: Jul 15


Medicine and Miracles is the second of 3 book reviews I'm working on with WOW! Women on Writing. Erica Elliott has shared with us, through her book, about the time she spent with the Navajo people, immersing herself and humbling herself with such honesty that the People granted her access to their culture that was unheard of for a white person in the '60's. Women on Writing's blog kicks off the tour today, where you can also enter to win your own copy!


Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert gives the reader a glimpse into a raw and protected culture and the Natural world that created it and touched her so deeply at the time she searched for her true purpose in life. It shares the struggle of entering a culture so unique to one's own while declaring true treasures are gained comes from reaching out, rather than running away.


On July 17th, I'll post a review of the memoir, and begin the giveaway of my own copy of Erica's perspective-growing story.


Please check out the blog tour information below and ear mark when and where you can find out more about Erica's story and where to find out more about her.


Erica Elliott's

WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING TOUR OF

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert

Tour Begins July 13th

Book Summary

This is the true story of a young white woman, Erica Elliott, who comes to the Navajo Reservation in 1971 as a newly minted schoolteacher, knowing nothing about her students or their culture. After several blunders and misunderstandings, and beset by loneliness and despair, Erica makes a determined effort to overcome the barriers of language and culture. From the moment she begins learning the Navajo language, the people open their hearts and homes to her, inviting her into a world that will profoundly impact the rest of her life. Erica falls in love with her Navajo students—along with their enchanting land, healing ceremonies, and rich traditions. She witnesses many miracles during this time, and experiences her own miracle when the elders pray for her healing. She survives fearsome encounters with a mountain lion and a shapeshifting “skin walker.” She learns how to herd and butcher sheep, make fry bread, weave traditional rugs, and more. Erica returns years later to serve the Navajo people as a medical doctor in an under-funded and under-staffed clinic, where she treats myriad ailments, delivers countless babies, and performs emergency procedures. When a medicine man offers to thank her with a ceremony, more miracles unfold. Print Length: 202 Pages Genre: Memoir Publisher: Babloa Press Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert is now available to purchase in print and as an e-book at Amazon.comIndieBound.org, and Barnes and Noble. Add it to your GoodReads reading listing as well.


About the Author Erica Elliott, M.D.

Erica Elliott is a medical doctor with a busy private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A true adventurer, she has lived and worked around the world. She served as a teacher for Indigenous children on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in the mountains of Ecuador. In 1976, she was one of the first American women to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere. She taught rock climbing and mountaineering for Outward Bound and, after her first year of medical school, she led an all-women’s expedition to the top of Denali in Alaska. In 1993, Erica helped found The Commons, a cohousing community in Santa Fe where she continues to live. She gave a TEDx talk about living in cohousing. Referred to affectionately as “the Health Detective,” she treats patients who come to her from all parts of the country with mysterious and difficult-to-diagnose illnesses. Erica is a frequent radio guest and has given workshops at various venues, including Esalen and Omega Institute. Find her online at: Author website: https://www.medicineandmiraclesinthehighdesert.com/

Professional website: http://www.ericaelliottmd.com/ Blog site: https://www.musingsmemoirandmedicine.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ericamelliott

-- Blog Tour Dates

July 13th @ The Muffin

What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Join us at the WOW blog to celebrate the launch of author Erica Elliott's Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert. You can read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book.

https://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

July 15th @ A Writer's Life

Visit Caroline's blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/

July 17th @ CK Sorens' Blog

Read my review of Erica Elliott's Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://www.cksorens.com/blog

July 20th @ Memoir Revolution

Read Jerry Waxler's essay "Losing Yourself to Find Yourself," inspired by Erica Elliott's memoir Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.  https://memorywritersnetwork.com/blog/

July 22nd @ A Storybook World

Visit Deirdra's blog today where she spotlights Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://www.astorybookworld.com/

July 26th @ Michelle Cornish's Blog

Visit Michelle's blog and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://www.michellecornish.com/blog

August 1st @ Deborah Zenha-Adams

Visit Deborah's blog today and you can read her insights into Erica Elliott's Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://www.deborah-adams.com/dzas-blog/

August 3rd @ Memoir Writer's Journey

Visit Kathleen's blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://www.krpooler.com/

August 4th @ Beverely A. Baird's Blog

Visit Bev's blog and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

August 7th @ The New England Book Critic

Visit Victoria's blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://thenewenglandbookcritic.com/

August 7th @ Books, Beans, and Botany

Visit Ashley's blog today and you can read a review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://booksbeansandbotany.com/

August 8th @ Boots, Shoes, and Fashion

Stop by Linda's blog and read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://bootsshoesandfashion.com/

August 10th @ Fiona Ingram's blog

Fiona will be featuring author Erica Elliott's memoir Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

http://fionaingramauthor.blogspot.com/

August 13th @ To Write or Not to Write

Visit Sreevarsha's blog and read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert

https://sreevarshasreejith.blogspot.com/

August 14th @ Bookworm Blog

Visit Anjanette's blog and read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://bookworm66.wordpress.com/


August 15th @ Strength 4 Spouses

Visit Wendi's blog today and you can read her review of Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.

https://strength4spouses.blog/

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