My Lakota name is Tasnaheca which means, "Ground Squirrel" (or Black Hills Chipmunk). My grandfather gave me this name as a toddler because I had chubby cheeks and always chattered. When I first began writing, I wrote articles and books on the Lakota (Sioux) language. Using my Lakota name for my language writing just made sense. Although most people outside of the Native community know me as Erin. Hence the reason for using both Tashna & Erin. As far as LaVaux, that's my maiden name. :)
Why is this site free?
Because I write stories for my children (and nephews and nieces) all of the time, so I figured why not share it with others. If your kids are like mine, then they run through books so quickly, you would have to live at the library to keep them reading something new every day. I once bought a thick series (similar in girth to the LOTR series) for my oldest child and figured it would last her at least a month. She couldn't put the titles down, forsaking sleep despite my best efforts and completed the series in 4 days. :o If you have a child like that, this site will be a blessing! :D
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