VTwin Mama's Review:
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, and 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 or as a download. 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
And From Genevieve Schmitt, Editor of Women Riders Now
"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 world of a woman and her motorcycle."
Becky Brown, Founder of the Women In The Wind Club
says " 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."
Rain Nietzold, Publisher of Biker Ally Magazine had this to say, "Very rarely does a book come along that tells it like it is. Women In The Wind
is a Celebration of Spirit of another strong group - Women Riders. A band of sisters who support each other's love of riding. It is the voice of women riders everywhere regardless of expereince, regardless of age. The Author gives voice to a slice of their riding experience as authentic as the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and all the beautiful ride-able landscape that joins them. The women writers herein have opened their hearts and shared their freedom and love of riding. They are truly Women In The Wind."
"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 Stearn-Jude, Staff writer for Biker Ally Magazine and Vice-President and Ride Coordinator for CC Riders
"Jasmine Thank You for pulling me out of cold and snowy winter-induced PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome). I swear reading courageous, heartfelt stories was just what I needed to make it til Spring!"
Stacie Piver, new rider (in 2005)from Wisconsin
"Different women, different stories, all tied together by the thread of adventure and the need to dance on two wheels!"
Mia Buchanan, new rider (in 2005) from Indiana
"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, 4th Generation Woman Rider from Washington state