The Novel Writer

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Welcome to Mestengo Books, a gathering place for my work. I wracked my brain for hours to come up with a designation that represents both me and my work. With so many blogs and websites already out there, it was a challenge to come up with something original.

Mustang is a popular online moniker because it speaks to strength and endurance. The horse has been a totem animal since I was a child, so I knew it would be a good symbol because it represented much of my character: untamed, freedom, travel, strength, endurance. Mustangs have survived the wilds of the Americas since the Spanish first brought them here, making them, by nature, most durable.

The word mestengo has a neat history; its origin is from 16th century Spanish that translates to wild, stray, ownerless. I knew the moment I saw it I’d found the right name. Anyone who knows me can certainly attest to the fact that I am, without a doubt, una mestenga.

I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing. 


Denise Thunderhawk

*Author of novel adventures and nutrition/wellness books*



Denise was a second prize winner of the Southwest Literary Center’s 2006 New Mexico Discovery Awards for her creative nonfiction, A Bump in the Road

She is putting the finishing touches on another Braddock novel as well as a TCM Pediatrics book. Stay tuned….


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Watch for Unauthorized Credit Card Charges – Independent Book Publishers Association

A quick note of warning that I came across today on the IBPA site; this applies to any of you who have purchased an ISBN from Bowker’s between May and October of this year.

Source: A Message to Customers: Watch for Unauthorized Credit Card Charges – Independent Book Publishers Association

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