Petra of VTwin Mama's
Take one determined woman listening to her riding friends' stories, a desire to give voice to the collective experiences,
enough support to realize a book could evolve,
and voila... you have Jasmine's first foray into the world of publishing.
Basically 14 women take the time to share their fondest, funniest, grittiest, most hear-wrenching, and deepest soul-searching moments about riding motorcycles
and offer them up like shiny gems on a platter. There isn't a clinker in the bunch... but then, I knew that had to be the case. Who amongst us hasn't turned
over remembrances again and again, whether in our mind, shared at a gathering of women riders, or committed to a personal journal, blog or article.
You can't deny the story, no matter how it's told.
At approximately 160 pages, there are 11 chapters and loads of pictures. The reader is carried along like a cherished conspirator,sometimes begging
a "Don't tell,
but here it is" reaction to the wonderful "you've got to be kidding" chuckles, or the delicious "me too, that's me, see me" all-inclusive joy.
Stories chronicle riding during the 1930's to the present day, from the U.S. to exotic destinations.
Stories from the first moment of letting out the clutch - to long
tour rides that fire up your imagination.
Currently, the book is offered in full color. The actual wealth of information in the stories is the true gem, and while I may have paused in my reading
more often due to inconsistencies often found with self-published authors, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to drink in every single word.
So whether you're seeking a diamond-in-the-rough story or a glittering emerald of wisdom and insight, Women In The Wind
Comments by Petra Lattmann
Genevieve Scmitt, Founder and Editor of "Women Riders Now" Online MC Magazine
"Motorcycling changes women's lives. Jasmine Bluecreek Clark has assembled some wonderfully inspirational stories from women who've never been
the same since they started riding a motorcycle. If you've never ridden before, be prepared to want to learn to ride after reading this book.
If you're already a rider you'll find yourself smiling as you relate to all the life-changing moments that define the worlds of a woman and her motorcycle"
Read Genevieve's Full Review at: WomenRidersNow
You will need to type in the book title in the search box there!
Becky Brown Women In the Wind Club
Founder had this to say:
"Every generation has it's pioneers. The women you will read about here helped deliver the image of the 'lady rider' from being viewed as an
oddity to their present day status. Today women riders are accepted, even admired and looked up to. After you read what is written about
and by the women in this book, your image of what a lady motorcyclist is about will likely change. We are mothers, wives and sisters.
We are accountants,
electricians, nurses, CEO's and teachers. We are the lady motorcyclists of today and tomorrow."
Comments by Becky Brown
Other Readers Write:
"Jasmine Thank You for pulling me out of cold and snowy winter induced PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.)
I swear reading these courageous, heartfelt stories was just what I needed to make it til Spring!"
Stacie Piver, 2006 New Rider WI
"I have to say, I have not laughed and cried so much in a long time. I love the way the author put this book together. It is First Class."
Nancy Stern Jude, 2006 Staff Writer for Biker Ally Magazine and Vice President and Ride Coordinator for CC Riders.
"This book is an inspiration to both new and yet to be riders. I loved it as a reminder of adventures past. Even non-riders will enjoy these tales."
Terry Anderson, Rider Coach and 4th generation woman rider from WA.
Different women, different stories, all tied together by the thread of adventure and the need to dance on two wheels!"
Mia Buchanan, 2006 New Rider IN.