Bonnie Shallbetter is also a native of Minnesota and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Education.She has worked as a naturalist for the Three Rivers Park District and as an instructor for the Voyageur Outward Bound School.
The second in a three-part series, Sophie's Hawk: Spirit of the Raptor is an historical fiction novel that describes the adventures of young Hawk Owen and his
travels across Minnesota and Dakota Territory in the years 1863-64.The authors provide beautiful and vivid descriptions of the landscape as the characters make their way across Minnesota and Dakota Territory.Hawk's journey leads him through the Minnesota River Valley to Fort Abercrombie to Devil's Lake where he
companions find themselves in the midst of historic Indian battles.The unique writing styles of the authors blend fiction with history to bring the characters and places to life amid the backdrop of actual events at a defining period in Minnesota's and Dakota Territory's history.
Arvid Lloyd Williams and Bonnie Shallbetter
are available for interviews and appearances upon request.